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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects in the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes towards death, historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice and the integration of conceptual knowledge within the human experience. The Learner will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death and bereavement.

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
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • 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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