MS | Master of Science in Psychology

Master of Science in Psychology Courses

Below, please find the psychology degree courses in CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Psychology program. By taking five three-credit psychology degree courses in one of five different subject areas, you can earn your MS with an emphasis on chemical dependence and compulsive disorders, sports psychology, organizational psychology, pastoral counseling, or general psychology.

Required Core Courses

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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Thesis

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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Elective Areas of Concentration

Concentration One: General Psychology

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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Concentration Two: Pastoral Counseling

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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Concentration Three: Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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Concentration Four: Industrial/Organizational Psychology

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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Concentration Five: Sport Psychology

PSY 86505A Lifespan Development

Credits : 3
The purpose of this course is to analyze the nature of human growth and development across the life span. The major theories of development, essential concepts, issues related to each developmental stage, and implications for wellness and resiliency are addressed. Normal and abnormal development are explored in the context of socio-economic factors, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, and a variety of challenges and traumas. 

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
  • Discriminate and compare major developmental theories and life stages
  • Analyze the complexities of the interactions between heredity and environment in development
  • Differentiate developmental events and the impact on the individual and significant others
  • Consider the effects of controversial issues related to life span development
  • Compare and contrast current research findings on life span and human development
  • 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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