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 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Upper Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2306 Foundations of Addiction

Credits : 3
This core course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of the addictions field. Emphasis is placed on the roles and responsibilities of the addictions counselor, history and theories of addiction, current interventions techniques, an overview of various drug groups and the exploration of the prevention and treatment continuum.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Compare the major theories and treatment models of addiction
  • Analyze the various roles and responsibilities of addiction counselors
  • Identify and describe the categories of the major substance of abuse
  • Describe the basic aspects of assessment, diagnosis, and clinical criteria used to identify an addiction
  • Examine co-occurring disorders as it relates to addiction
  • Identify the process of relapse and relapse prevention in 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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