A major in Psychology, when combined with a broad program of other courses, provides a foundation for future careers in mental health and social service, experimental research, business, law and other specializations. The program also provides a solid foundation for future graduate studies in areas such as clinical, forensic, developmental, school, counseling, and neuroscience experimental and industrial-organizational psychology. There are opportunities for supervised field placement and independent research.
|General Education Program|
|Quantitative Literacy (QR)||3-4|
|Oral Communications (OC)||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 1|
|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|
|Select two foreign language courses in sequence||6|
|PSY-1103||Developmental Psych I: Child/Adolescent||3|
|PSY-2205||Psychology of Learning||3|
|PSY-3300||Statistical Methods in Psychology||4|
|PSY-4411||History and Systems of Psychology||3|
|PSY-4998||Experimental Psychology 1 1||4|
|PSY-4999||Experimental Psychology II 1||4|
|Select three of the following courses (one at 3000-level, one at 4000-level, and one other from this list):||9|
|Qualitative Research in Psychology|
|Theories of Personality|
PSY 4000-4199 Seminar in Psychology
|Sensation and Perception|
Transfer credit will not be accepted for these courses.
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:
- Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
- Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
- Employ critical and analytical skills
- Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
- Implement information, technology and media literacy
- 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.