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 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Upper Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Upper Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Math

Lower Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Upper Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2408 Current Issues in Psychology and Health

Credits : 3
This course compares and contrasts humanistic and holistic approaches to pathology and wellness. This course is a blend of social, behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and biological approaches to the study of health, illness, and medical care. The focus of study is on the exploration of new therapeutic modalities and the issues emerging from current developments and trends.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Identify the biopsychosocial aspects of health related issues
  • Explain the interaction of nature and nurture in determining one’s health
  • Illustrate the various stress management approaches for health maintenance
  • Differentiate psychotherapeutic interventions of health related disorders
  • Understand the cultural and legal/ethical aspects of health psychology
  • Examine current evidence based research in health psychology
  • 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

Course Concepts:

Learners will understand major concepts of... 

· A wellness plan 
· Health-related behavior 
· Noncompliance 
· Treatment exchange 
· Chronic illness 
· Relapse rates 
· Psychological processes 
· Physiology 
· Cardiovascular effects of exercise 

Back


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