2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Psychology, Community and Society Concentration, B.A.

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The Community and Society concentration in psychology is designed to help students understand how social forces shape their world.  The interdisciplinary course of study between sociology and psychology develops critical thinking, writing, communication, and research skills and prepares students for graduate studies, careers in non-profit organizations, and sociological and psychological-related careers.  Further, students will receive focused training in social research methods and substantive exploration of current social inequalities.The concentration consists of 12 credits of psychology courses beyond the required core and breadth area courses.

B.A., Psychology

Program Outcomes

1. Knowledge Base of Psychology Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, ethical principles, and historical trends in psychology.

2. Research Methods in Psychology Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation

3. Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology Students will use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, reflection, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

4. Communication in Psychology Students will learn how to communicate competently and in a scholarly manner about psychological concepts in writing and orally.


The B.A. in psychology program requires the completion of 122 credits, 53-62 of which are required to complete the major.

To complete the major, students must complete 25 credits of core psychology courses, 7 credits of non-psychology required courses, and select one of the following: a 21-credit concentration in general psychology, a 27-credit concentration in clinical psychology, a 27-credit concentration in community and society, or a 30-credit concentration in forensic psychology; and complete the University Core Curriculum with the following restrictions:

  •     C3T1 must be fulfilled with MATH 1108  or higher
  •     C3T2 must be fulfilled with PSYC 3301  
  •     C4T1 must be fulfilled with BIOL 1121  
  •     C7T1 must be fulfilled with PSYC 1112  

Concentration in Community and Society


Plus eleven free electives (33 credits)

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