BA | Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CalSouthern’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Courses

The online psychology courses that comprise the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree program at CalSouthern are listed below.  In addition to a selection of general education courses, the program includes required and elective psychology courses as well as general electives.

Required Core Courses

Lower Division Courses

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Upper Division Courses

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Psychology Elective Courses

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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General Education

English

Lower Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Upper Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Humanities

Lower Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Upper Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Math

Lower Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Natural Science

Lower Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Upper Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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Social Science

Lower Division

PSY 2300 Introduction to Psychology

Credits : 3

This course introduces the major concepts, problems, and methods that psychologists use to investigate and understand the human mind. The focus of the course content is on six major topics of contemporary psychology: physiological psychology, learning, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal/clinical psychology, and social psychology. Sociocultural and neuropsychological aspects will be explored.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate course concepts critically and competently through interaction with Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Identify the contributions of contemporary neuroscientific research on the brain.
  • Understand the major developmental theories of psychology.
  • Describe the symptoms of psychological disorders and the nervous system.
  • Examine sociocultural aspects of behavior.
  • Discuss the relationship of motivation, emotion, and stress.
  • Compare and contrast the various, current psychotherapeutic approaches.
  • 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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