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 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Upper Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2504 Fundamentals of Research Methodology

Credits : 3
This course provides an overview of research design and methods in the behavioral sciences. The focus of this course is to familiarize the Learner with research methodology and an understanding of basic principles of empirical science. Ethical issues in psychological research, hypothesis generation and testing, quantitative description of behavior, common research strategies and basic experimental research designs will be addressed. 

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Analyze various approaches of scientific research
  • Compare and contrast commonly used research designs
  • Explain the problem of experimenter bias and threats to validity
  • Examine multicultural considerations in research
  • Discriminate ethical practice in research
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology
  • Communicates effectively in oral form as demonstrated by the ability to structure and deliver an oral presentation
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