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 - Psychological Perspectives on Human Behavior
  • PY 220 - Psychological Development Across the Lifespan
  • PY 250 - Applied Psychology
  • PY 271 - Research Design and Analysis I
  • PY 358 - Social Psychology
  • PY 362 - Learning and Memory
  • PY 432 - Introduction to Personality
  • PY 440 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PY 460 - Cognitive Processes
  • PY 466 - Introduction to Physiological Psychology
  • PY 497 - Historical Development of Psychology
  • PY 531 - Psychological Testing

Choose six courses from the following:

  • PY 120 - The Child: Development from Conception to Adolescence OR PY 222 - Development of the Adolescent
  • PY 251 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PY 301 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PY 325 - Psychological Development of the Family
  • PY 353 - Social Cognition OR PY 359 - Psychology and the Law
  • PY 441 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PY 444 - Childhood Psychopathology
  • PY 495 - Internship in Psychology (requires consent of Internship Coordinator)
  • PY 525 - Maturity and Aging

Choose two courses from the following:

  • AN 100 - Foundations of Human Behavior
  • AN 181 - Cultural Anthropology
  • BS 103 - Human Biology
  • FN 235 - Nutrition for Health
  • SO 102 - Society, Culture, and Human Behavior
  • SW 207 - Understanding Social/Cultural Diversity
  • UI 309 - Crime and Human Behavior

Note: All 300+ level PY courses require completion of 45 hours.

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