Psychology Courses

Single Master’s-Level Psychology Courses

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

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Psychology. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as addiction, human sexuality, organizational psychology, marriage and family therapy and psychopathology.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in a master’s-level degree program, a bachelor’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.

Graduate Courses

PSY 87533 Psychology of Death and Dying

Credits : 3

This course explores all aspects of the process of loss and death. The focus of study includes attitudes toward death, both historical and current, incorporated into theory and practice, as well as integrated into the human experience. Learners will explore multicultural beliefs and rituals surrounding dying, death, and bereavement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor
  • Integrate course concepts through the use of the Taylor Study Method
  • Explore community resources for dealing with terminal illnesses, death and the survivors
  • Integrate task-based approaches for individuals and families coping with dying and death
  • Examine research on major aspects of dying and the grieving process
  • Differentiate how attitudes toward death have changed over time
  • Compare multicultural customs and rituals of death and dying
  • Discriminate the legal and ethical aspects of dying
  • Analyze and evaluate information critically and effectively
  • Evaluate, incorporate and demonstrate ethical behavior in regard to emerging relevant technologies applicable to psychology

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