Behavioral Sciences

School of Behavioral Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Psychology major prepares graduates for employment in social service careers, and for graduate study in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology. 

Students select at least one of the following concentration areas within the major:

  • Christian Behavioral Science
  • Life-Span Development
  • Research in Psychology
  • Social Work
  • General Behavioral Science
  • General Psychology

Students are encouraged to pursue a complimentary minor. Students may complete a double major in Psychology and Sociology by substituting overlapping courses. Psychology majors may also complete a Sociology or Christian Behavioral Science minor.

Psychology Major (44 units) BA

Lower Division Requirements

PSY213 General Psychology

PSY213 General Psychology

This introductory course is a survey of the process of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perceiving, thinking, sensation, and emotions. It is meant to better equip the student to predict and control his life, and to understand the behavior of others as well as influence their lives. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY213-A A Ramirez, Rebecca R. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM Sch Business Building
104
Spring 2014 PSY213-B B Machado, Reba Joyce 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2014 PSY213-D D Handojo, Virgo 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM Sch Business Building
106
Spring 2014 PSY213-C C Neece, Brittany Paige 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
203
Summer 2014 PSY213-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/05/2014 Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 PSY213-C C STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY213-D D Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY213-E E Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
A111
Fall 2014 PSY213-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY213-F F STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY213-B B Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
125
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Methodology Requirements

BEH250 Prof Readg & Writing in Beh Sci

BEH250 Prof Readg & Writing in Beh Sci

This course exposes students the communications within the Behavioral Sciences found in the professional journals, conferences and related newsletters. The course will establish the student's competence in reading and writing consistent with the APA style used within the disciplines and professions and will assist the student in professional communication in the business aspects of the Behavioral Sciences related professions. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
124
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BEH385 Methods of Research with SPSS

BEH385 Methods of Research with SPSS

An examination of philosophical assumptions and scientific methodology for both quantitative and qualitative approaches including experimental designs, correlation studies, survey research, interview techniques, naturalistic observation and participant observation. Research issues include design and data analysis with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) computer program, systematic evaluation of practices, and ethical issues related to research. Prerequisite: BEH 383. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 BEH385-B B McBride, Neal F. 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2014 BEH385-A A Machado, Reba Joyce 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Yeager Center
B113
Summer 2014 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/05/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B113
Fall 2014 BEH385-B B McBride, Neal F. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2014 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
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BEH400 Special Topics Behavioral Sci

BEH400 Special Topics Behavioral Sci

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within the Behavioral Sciences. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. (1-3 units; As offered)

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Upper Division Requirements

PSY301 History & Systems of Psychology

PSY301 History & Systems of Psychology

An overview of the major schools of thought in psychology presented in historical context. Primary focus will include Psychoanalytical, Behavioral, Humanistic, and Cognitive approaches to understanding human psychology. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY301-A A Handojo, Virgo 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM James Complex
183
Fall 2014 PSY301-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
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PSY320 Life Span Development

PSY320 Life Span Development

Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY320-A A Handojo, Virgo 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
253
Spring 2014 PSY320-B B Risinger, Stephanie Lynne 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Sch Business Building
252
Fall 2014 PSY320-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY320-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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PSY322 Theories of Personality

PSY322 Theories of Personality

Survey of theories of personality emphasizing structure, dynamics, functions, and development of basic attitudes that influence behavior and develop constructive behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY322-B B Neece, Brittany Paige 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Yeager Center
B259
Spring 2014 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 PSY322-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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PSY325 Tests and Measurements

PSY325 Tests and Measurements

The construction, application, interpretation and evaluation of psychological tests. Tests used to measure general mental abilities, specific abilities and aptitudes, personality, interests and attitudes are surveyed. Prerequisite: PSY 213 and BEH 383. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY325-A A Sale, Beverley A 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM Sch Business Building
253
Fall 2014 PSY325-A A Sale, Beverley A 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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PSY328 Cognitive Psychology

PSY328 Cognitive Psychology

This course provides an introduction into the structure and functions of the mind from the viewpoint of computation, neuroscience, and philosophy. Students will examine the historical significance of this subject, how the field has changed over time, and the current important issues of thought and memory. Topics include attention processing, memory, mental imagery, decision making process, consciousness, creativity, and methods for measuring informational processing. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY328-A A Smith, Erin I. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM James Complex
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Fall 2014 PSY328-A A Smith, Erin I. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
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PSY346 Abnormal Psychology

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology

Study of the dynamics, cultural implications and prevention of abnormal behavior including neuroses, psychoses, character disorders, psychosomatic reactions and other abnormal personality patterns. Textual and lecture attention will be given to the impact of the environment and oppressed populations in relation to abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY346-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Sch Business Building
104
Spring 2014 PSY346-B B Larsen, Anne-Marie 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 PSY346-A A Larsen, Anne-Marie 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 PSY346-B B Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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PSY422 Theories Of Counseling

PSY422 Theories Of Counseling

A survey of modern theories of therapeutic counseling with emphasis on gaining an understanding of the psychological principles underlying these methods. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY422-B B Vazquez, Veola E. 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Sch Business Building
253
Spring 2014 PSY422-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 PSY422-A A Vazquez, Veola E. 09/02/2014 Tuesday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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PSY473 Psychophysiology

PSY473 Psychophysiology

Introduction to the neural and endocrine processes underlying brain function and behavior. Lecture only. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 PSY473-B B Minton, Carol 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
252
Spring 2014 PSY473-A A Minton, Carol 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Yeager Center
B220
Fall 2014 PSY473-A A Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Three (3) additional upper division units in psychology

Optional Concentrations* (12 units)

Students can earn a concentration in the following areas by completing the certificate requirements**: Anthropology, Christian Behavioral Science, Cognitive Psychology, Diversity, Life Span Development, Religion and Behavior, or Social Work.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.

**Certificate requirements are located in the Academic Program section of the catalog by certificate title.