Psychology Courses

Single Doctoral-Level Psychology Courses

At CalSouthern, students may enroll in a course at the doctoral level without committing to a degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a doctoral degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a doctorate at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain knowledge and expertise at the highest academic level in a topic of particular interest

Choose any of the doctoral courses from the CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, trauma, sports psychology, domestic violence and neuroscience.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A master’s degree is not required to take doctoral-level courses. (However, if you wish to commit to CalSouthern’s Doctor of Psychology program, a master’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Doctoral Courses

PSY 87993A Doctoral Project III

Credits : 3

This course is a continuation of PSY 89997B. It is the third of five courses to accomplish the final project. The main focus of study for this course is placed on detailing and critically evaluating the specific methodology (theoretical or qualitative) which the doctoral learner plans to implement for his or her study. Priority is given to comparing and contrasting the various applicable research methods, then narrowing down by articulating the Learner’s specific research design and methodology, as well as fully identifying the ethical dimension of all research methods. The course integrates and demonstrates theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the degree course work. The project is intended to make a significant contribution to the field and/or the Learner's discipline. The grade for the course is either a Satisfactory or an Unsatisfactory grade only.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the internet
  • Evaluate and apply critical analysis to specific research designs and methodologies
  • Articulate and apply a single, specific research design and methodology
  • Identify the ethical dimensions of various research methods
  • 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

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