Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key characteristics of major content domains in psychology (e.g. cognition and learning, developmental, biological, and sociocultural).
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy for locating and using relevant scholarship (e.g. databases, credible journals) to address psychological questions.
  • Apply critical thinking skills necessary to be an informed consumer of research or critic regarding unsupported claims about behavior.
  • Employ APA writing style to articulate precise and persuasive arguments.
  • Formulate career plan contingencies based on accurate self-assessment of abilities, achievement, motivation, and work habits.

Competencies

Completing the online program provides a general background in basic processes (learning and memory), cognitive processes, social psychology, developmental psychology, clinical/personality psychology, and statistics. This program is recommended for those interested in working in sales and marketing, human resources, social service agencies, etc. Due to the sequential nature of course work in this program, required pre-requisites, and four year online course rotations, this program is best suited to students with few or no transfer credits.

  • PY 101 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PY 220 - Psychological Development Across the Lifespan
  • PY 230 - Ethics and Diversity
  • PY 250 - Applied Psychology
  • PY 271 - Introduction to Behavioral Statistics
  • PY 358 - Social Psychology
  • PY 362 - Learning and Memory OR PY 460 - Cognitive Processes
  • PY 432 - Introduction to Personality
  • PY 440 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PY 498 - History and Systems

Choose two courses from the following:

  • PY 120 - The Child: Development from Conception to Adolescence
  • PY 222 - Development of the Adolescent
  • PY 301 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PY 325 - Psychological Development of the Family
  • PY 353 - Social Cognition OR PY 359 - Psychology and the Law
  • PY 362 - Learning and Memory OR PY 460 - Cognitive Processes
  • PY 441 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PY 444 - Childhood Psychopathology
  • PY 466 - Introduction to Physiological Psychology
  • PY 525 - Maturity and Aging
  • PY 531 - Psychological Testing
  • PY 555 - Health Psychology

Contact Information

Enrollment is through Southeast Online Programs.
Contact: southeastonline@semo.edu or (573) 651-2766

For additional information, contact:
Melissa Odegard-Koester, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. of Psychology and Counseling
modegard@semo.edu or (573) 651-2835

Contact

573.651.2132
psychandcounseling@semo.edu
Scully 404
Department of Psychology and Counseling
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701