MS | Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology Courses

Below, please find the psychology degree courses in CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Psychology program. By taking five three-credit psychology degree courses in one of five different subject areas, you can earn your MS with an emphasis on chemical dependence and compulsive disorders, sports psychology, organizational psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.

Required Core Courses

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Thesis

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86505 Theories of Human Development and Functioning

Credits : 3
This fundamental course covers the maturational and behavioral forces that affect an individual through various phases of life. This course includes content on individual and family development across the lifespan. Specific emphasis will be given to developmentally appropriate stages and atypical transitions related to common concerns in therapy. Specific foundational theories will be explored in terms of how these theories affect the therapeutic relationship.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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