Psychology Courses

Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 89998B Doctoral Project IV

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89998A. It is the fourth of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on completing the results section (chapter 4) and the discussion of findings (chapter 5) for the research study. Emphasis is given to clearly reporting research results, truthfulness and integrity with unbiased reporting of results, and creating a relevant, creative discussion of findings, including recommendations for future research. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Critically evaluate and collect research data
  • Create a logical and comprehensive presentation of results
  • Scholarly discussion of findings
  • Recommendations for practice linked to findings
  • Recommendations for research associated with current study
  • Incorporates feedback and recommendations from Mentor
  • Draft Professional Scholarly Appearance
  • Draft Formatted Correctly Grammar, Punctuation, and APA

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