Joan Cutone 
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Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Description of the Program


Program Guide

Bachelor of Arts

The psychology program integrates an applied emphasis with a foundation grounded in the sciences. The program presents a balanced treatment of the major approaches to contemporary psychology and fosters in the student an appreciation of the problems and promise of the discipline of psychology.

To complete the psychology major successfully, a minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

The following course work is required:

  • 32 credits in psychology: 11 required credits and an additional 21 credits completed from courses listed below;
  • 37 credits of core requirements;
  • 51 credits of general electives selected by the student with the approval of the academic advisor.

Major Requirements: 10 credits

PSYC1021 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC3011 Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC3070 Critical Skills for Psychology Students
PSYC4055 Senior Seminar in Psychology

Psychology Electives: 21 credits

PSYC2015 Health Psychology
PSYC2018 Human Sexuality
PSYC2022 Child Development
PSYC2033 The Exceptional Child
PSYC2036 Psychology & Humor
PSYC2038 Psychology of Spirituality
PSYC2040 Adolescence Psychology
PSYC2061 Educational Psychology
PSYC2152 Applied Learning
PSYC3023 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC3025 Industrial &Organizational Psychology
PSYC3028 Theories of Personality
PSYC3029 Social Psychology
PSYC3030 Interpersonal & Group Dynamics
PSYC3031 Tests & Measurements
PSYC3032 Psychology of Adulthood & Aging
PSYC3035 Physiological Psychology
PSYC3040 Counseling Theories & Methods I
PSYC3041 Counseling Theories & Methods II
PSYC3045 Evolutionary Psychology
PSYC3063 Criminal Behavior: Law & Psychology
PSYC3065 Forensic Psychology
PSYC3150 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC4050 Special Topics in Advanced Psychology
PSYC4051 Psychology Internship I
PSYC4052 Psychology Internship II
PSYC4056 Directed Research
PSYC4057 Independent Study

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