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 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Thesis

PSY 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • 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 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86511 Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency

Credits : 3
This course reviews the current theories of the etiology of substance abuse, medical and legal aspects, personality factors, physiological and psychological effects of alcoholism and chemical dependency and explores the treatment methods and strategies from an individual and family systems perspective. Community resources, the referral process, and recognition of populations at risk are covered.

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
  • Recognize the neurobiological and genetic components of addiction
  • Analyze current theories of the etiology of the chemical addictions and process addictions
  • Construct and justify diagnosis, interventions and treatment plans
  • Apply current research on evidence based assessment and treatment of addiction
  • Consider the legal/ethical and cultural aspects related to addiction
  • Evaluate and incorporate emerging relevant technologies applicable to the field of psychology
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
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