Psychology Curriculum

Psychology Curriculum

Students in the psychology program will learn how people relate to each other and how to help improve those relationships.

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Participate in an internship as part of your psychology education.

Participate in an internship as part of your psychology education.

Learn more about your options in the psychology program at Becker College.

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Becker College bachelor of arts in psychology program prepares students for entry-level positions or graduate study in the fields of education, health and human services, social work, counseling, criminal justice, and law. Employment of those who have one or more degrees in psychology is expected to grow through 2018, due to the increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, health care centers, substance abuse clinics, mental health facilities, and more.

The Becker College psychology program provides students with an introductory understanding of how to successfully work with individuals who have mental and emotional problems. The broad-based core curriculum covers a variety of topics, including applied behavior analysis, counseling theory, forensic psychology, child development, and drug and alcohol addiction. Students in the psychology program will learn how people relate to each other and how to help improve those relationships.

Multiple internship opportunities in human service organizations are available, as are degree concentrations in early childhood education, applied behavior analysis, forensic psychology, and addictions counseling.

For more information about the Becker College psychology program, call 877.523.2537 or email admissions@becker.edu.

Learning Outcomes:

Student learning outcomes are based on the American Psychological Association guidelines for undergraduate psychology programs.

Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

Students will demonstrate knowledge, comprehension and application of scientific reasoning and problem solving skills, including effective research methods and interpretation of research data.

Students will demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in an increasingly diverse world.

Students will demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including communications with different types of audiences and for differing purposes.  Students will develop a repertoire of interpersonal skills and approaches that will enable them to be successful in an interconnected, global society.

Students will demonstrate professional skills and behavior that will ready them for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate or professional school.  These include appropriate work habits, career preparation skills, project management skills, self-efficacy and self-regulation, enhanced teamwork capacity, and effective self-reflection.

 

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