Applied Behavioral Psychology, BA/MA

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Intro: Psychological Research
Introduction to Human Biology
Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Health Science I
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
Take at least one course in Sociology (SOC)
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
Psychology Major
Select two foreign language courses in sequence6
PSY-1100General Psychology3
PSY-1103Developmental Psych I: Child/Adolescent3
PSY-3300Statistical Methods in Psychology 14
PSY-4411History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY-4420Applied Psychology4
PSY-4998Experimental Psychology 1 14
PSY-4999Experimental Psychology II 14
Select one of the following courses:3
Qualitative Research in Psychology
Theories of Personality
Social Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
PSY 4000-4199 Seminar in Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Sensation and Perception
PSY-6205Behavioral Perspectives in Learning and Motivation3
PSY-6207Psychological Assessment and Diagnosis3
PSY-6213Group Theory and Counseling3
PSY-6233Psychological Aspects of Disabilities3
PSY-6360Cognitive Neuroscience3
PSY-6380Psychology of Diversity Motivation3
PSY-6401Foundations of Counseling Theory and Clinical Assesment3
PSY-7012Behavioral Assessment and Intervention3
PSY-7101Professional Issues and Ethics1
PSY-7330Adv. Experimental Methods & Statistics3
PSY-7400Graduate Seminar2
Select one of the following courses:3
Supervised Practicum I
Supervised Thesis I
Select one of the following courses:3
Supervised Practicum II
Supervised Thesis II
General electives24
Total Hours145-151

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.