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The BS in Psychology is designed to provide the biological, cognitive, personality and social contexts for understanding the behavior of individuals throughout their lifespan.
Students who successfully complete the BS in psychology will have the foundation, research skills and data analysis expertise to succeed in an MA/PhD psychology graduate program (e.g., clinical psychology, experimental psychology, etc.).
Students graduating with a bachelor of science (BS) in Psychology will need to pursue a graduate degree before they are able to obtain professional licensure. Students are encouraged to check entrance requirements for any post-graduate programs prior to finishing their BS at Webster in the event that they need to take additional coursework.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
For information on the general requirements for a degree, see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.
Global Citizenship Program for Psychology BS
For students completing the psychology BS, MATH 1430 will satisfy both the requirements of the major and the GCP 'Quantitative Literacy' requirement. In addition, WRIT 1010 will satisfy the requirements of the major and the GCP 'Written Communication' skill requirement. BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1040 cannot be used to complete GCP requirements.
The 64 credit hours required for the bachelor of science in psychology include the following:
Non-Psychology Core Requirements (13 hours):
Psychology Core Requirements (37 hours):
At least ONE course from EACH of the following content areas (15 hours):
Clinical and Counseling Perspectives
Lifespan Development Perspectives
Learning and Cognitive Perspectives
Social and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) in the United States. We have been accredited by the HLC for more than 95 years. This program is not Dutch accredited and does not lead to a degree based on Dutch law, Wet op het Hoger Onderwijs (Law on Higher Education).
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