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 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
Back


Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2302 Basic Abnormal Psychology

Credits : 3
This course explores the symptoms, causes, treatment and prevention of mental disorders. The focus of study includes anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychophysiological disorders, psychoses, substance use disorders, sexual disorders and organic disorders.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Examine the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
  • Describe the symptoms associated with the major mental disorders
  • Compare evidence based treatment interventions for abnormal behavior
  • Apply research findings in abnormal psychology
  • Illustrate an understanding of culture and diversity in diagnosis and treatment
  • Identify legal and ethical issues in diagnosis and treatment
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts and begin to recognize: 

· Causes of abnormal behavior 
· Major classifications of mental disorders 
· Major classifications of personality disorders 
· Alcoholism and substance abuse disorders 
· Maladaptive responses to stress 
· Eating disorders 

 
Back


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