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Psychology Degree

Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology offers a diverse curriculum that provides a broad-based education in many facets of behavior, mental processes, communication, research, and writing.  Courses include forensics, sports, and positive psychology, as well as the traditional courses needed to prepare students for graduate studies. Students may select from four tracks/concentrations within the major (Human Services, Developmental Psychology, Health Care/Fitness, and Business). Student learning objectives include the application of the scientific method and the ethical treatment of human and animal research subjects.

Program Objectives

  • Explain the principles of neuroscience as they relate to behavior.
  • Identify what constitutes the application of ethical and humane treatment procedures as they relate to human behavior.
  • Develop writing research skills in the field of psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of APA format and writing in the field of psychology.
  • Develop an understanding of how statistics and the scientific method are used in the field.

Skills you will develop

  • Expertise in human behavior and helping people personally and professionally.
  • Having a positive influence and developing people in their work and their lives.
  • Being a facilitator of change and self-motivation in others.
  • Master abstract reasoning, flexibility, creativity, judgment, and logical problem-solving.
  • Having an open-minded approach to handle people’s situations with critical thinking.
LOWER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS

Major Courses

  • Introduction to Cognitive Development
  • Introduction to Experimental Psychology
  • Careers and Writing in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Exceptionality
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Constructs of Interpersonal Conflict
UPPER DIVISION REQUIREMENTS:

Major Courses

  • Concepts of Clinical and Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Principles of Learning
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Research Methods
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Psychology of Adult Development and Aging
  • Death and Dying
  • Marriage and Family
  • Health Psychology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Theory, Application, and Evaluation of Tests
  • Sports Psychology
  • Positive Psychology

UPPER DIVISION GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Workforce Diversity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Intermediate Statistics

About us

Founded in 1977, Keiser University is Florida’s second largest independent privade not-for-profit university serving approximately 20,000 students earning doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates degrees in about 100 career fields.

SACS Accreditation

*Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

The KU Offer

  • U.S. Degree
  • Personalized education
  • Qualified and prestigious faculty
  • Multicultural experience
  • Study Abroad programs
  • Warm and safe environment
  • Enhance your sence of independence and self-confidence
  • Located in Nicaragua: beautiful destination for tourism and social outreach