BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Courses

Below please find the online psychology courses that comprise the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at CalSouthern. In addition to a selection of general education classes, the program includes 24 credit hours of required psychology courses, 21 elective psychology courses, and 45 credits of general electives.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Upper Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Upper Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2103 Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on the production and application of psychological knowledge and research findings for the civil and criminal justice systems. The student will explore criminal profiling, crime scene investigations, and serial murders. Based on this applications approach, the course also investigates police psychology, legal psychology, psychology of crimes and delinquency, “victimology” and victim services, psychological assessments, mental disorders, and correctional psychology.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • 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 information and information technology
  • Discuss forensic psychology and its five specialties
  • Evaluate psychological research on violence and four violence categories
  • Explain role of forensic psychologists dealing with adults and child victims.
  • Discuss the types of corrections, psychological treatment, and correctional settings.
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