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 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Upper Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
Back


Upper Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
Back


Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2307 The Physiology and Pharmacology of Substance Abuse

Credits : 3
This course explores the physiology and pharmacology of substances of abuse and dependency and further examines the effects of psycho pharmacological chemicals on human physiology. Emphasis in the course is on the identification and management of substances of abuse and dependency. Interactive work is stressed throughout the course. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of internet and textbook resources
  • Describe the origins and history of drugs and drug taking behaviors
  • Explore the various neuro-chemical aspects of addiction and addictive behaviors
  • Identify and describe the distinction between physical and psychological dependence
  • Examine the effects of depressant and stimulant use on the mind and body
  • Compare the psychopharmacology of various types of legal and illegal psychoactive and addictive drugs
  • Explain various psychoactive drugs used in the treatment of mental illness
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology, psychoactive drugs, and addictions
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