Psychology

Degree:
  • Bachelor's
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Why Psychology ?

Explore psychological development and behavior with the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program. This program covers a broad range of topics and skills that can be applied to many different careers.

In this innovative undergraduate program, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key areas in psychology, including social and abnormal psychology, sensory function, learning, memory, human development, emotion, and motivation.  Through electives, students will also have the opportunity to develop their counseling skills and pursue other areas of specialized interest.  Graduates will be prepared to enter careers in industry and human services, as well as to pursue graduate work in psychology or social work.


What you'll study

General Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Psychology General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

49 semester hours required

English

ENG 1105 - College Writing 1
3.00
ENG 1106 - Lab for ENG 1105
1.00
ENG 1107 - College Writing 2
3.00
ENG 1108 - Lab for ENG 1107
1.00
ENG 3107 - Writing for the Professions: Business and the Social Sciences
3.00
ENG 3108 - Lab for ENG 3107
1.00
 

Mathematics

MTH 1100 - College Algebra
3.00
MTH 2310 - Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
3.00

Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

PSY 1050 - Introduction to Behavioral Health Science Professions
3.00
PSY 1100 - Foundations of Psychology
3.00
PHL 2130 - Ethical Issues in Healthcare
3.00
PSY 2110 - Principles of Human Learning
3.00
PSY 2230 - Stress and Its Management
3.00
PSY 3220 - Cognition and Language
3.00
 

Social Sciences

CMN 1100 - Organizational Communication
3.00
SOC 1100 - Introduction to Sociology
3.00
 

Biology 

BIO 1100 - Principles of Biology 1
3.00
BIO 1101 - Lab for BIO 1100
1.00
 

Information Technology

ITC 2016 - End-User Data Analysis Tools
3.00

Major Required Courses

27 semester hours required 

Human Behavior

HSV 2240 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment
3.00
PSY 3200 - Social Psychology
3.00
PSY 3210 - Abnormal Psychology
3.00
PSY 4230 - Physiological Psychology
3.00

Choose one of the following two courses:

HSV 2200 - Introduction to Clinical Practice
3.00
PSY 2500 - Applied Behavioral Analysis 1
3.00

Cognition and Development 

PSY 3220 - Cognition and Language
3.00
 

Research

PSY 3450 - Research in Psychology
3.00
 

Practicum

PSY 4600 - Advanced Practicum 1
3.00
PSY 4700 - Advanced Practicum 2
3.00
 

Professional Tracks

Applied Behavioral Analysis Track

15 semester hours required.

PSY 2500 - Applied Behavioral Analysis 1
3.00
PSY 3330 - Autism Spectrum Disorders
3.00
PSY 3500 - Applied Behavioral Analysis 2
3.00
PSY 4400 - Behavior Assessment and Evaluation
3.00
PSY 3700 - Behavior Measurement
3.00
Clinical Track

15 semester hours required.

HSV 2200 - Introduction to Clinical Practice
3.00
HSV 3200 - Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling
3.00
PSY 3150 - The Opioid Crisis
3.00
PSY 4320 - Motivation
3.00
PSY 4310 - Personality
3.00
MAT (Education) Track

15 semester hours required.

EDU 6104 - Child and Adolescent Development, Learning, and Teaching
4.00
EDU 6107 - Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity
4.00
EDU 6051 - Culture, Equity, Power, and Influence
4.00
EDU 6101 - Critical Issues in Education: Past and Present
2.00
EDU 6102 - Reflection, Community Engagement, and Agency in Education
2.00
EDU 6086 - Foundations of Literacy Development and Instruction
4.00

Open Electives

Open Electives

Complete a minimum of 29 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

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Did you know?

A bachelor's degree is worth $2.8M over an employee's lifetime (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011). 

 

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No