Psychology Bachelor's Degree Program

Charter Oak State College Psychology

Charter Oak State College has an online bachelor's degree in Psychology, the science of behavior. It covers the behavior of humans, normal and abnormal, and across the life span.

The field is concerned with the development of principles of behavior and the application of those principles to individuals, society, and the institutions of government, business, and mental health.

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Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program requires a minimum of 39 credits in the major: 4 core courses (12 credits), 3 elective courses (9 credits), 5 concentration courses (15 credits), and the Capstone course (3 credits).

See the full requirements for our Psychology major in our Official Catalog.

  • PSY 101: Psychology

    3 credits
  • PSY 216: Statistics in Psychology

    3 credits
  • PSY 490: History & Systems in Psychology

    3 credits
  • PSY 410: Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences

    3 credits
  • Choose two of these courses:
    PSY 320: Cognitive Psychology
    PSY 450: Introduction to Neuropsychology
    PSY 322: Learning and Memory
    PSY 248: Adolescent Psychology

    3 credits
  • Choose one of these courses:
    PSY 321: Social Psychology
    PSY 334: Psychology of Personality
    PSY 336: Abnormal Psychology

    3 credits
  • PSY 495: Psychology Major Capstone

    3 credits

Students enrolled in the Psychology major will earn 15 of their credits in one of these four concentrations:

  • Life Span - courses for this concentration may include:
    PSY 236: Life Span Development
    PSY 301: Psychology of Play
    PSY 319: Psychology of Gender
    PSY 335: Psychology of the Exceptional Child

  • Social/Behavioral - courses for this concentration may include:
    PSY 236: Life Span Development
    PSY 301: Psychology of Play
    PSY 319: Psychology of Gender
    PSY 333: Social Psychology & Deviance
    PSY 454: Psychology of Addiction

  • Cognition & Learning - courses for this concentration may include:
    PSY 236: Life Span Development
    PSY 301: Psychology of Play
    PSY 335: Psychology of the Exceptional Child
    PSY 450: Neuropsychology

  • General Psychology - this concentration will be developed with your Academic Advisor

Students who graduate with a major in Psychology will be able to:

  1. Apply, evaluate, and analyze different domains of psychology. This includes, but is not limited to, such domains as cognitive, behavioral, physiological, humanistic, socio-cultural, and psychodynamic.
  2. Solve problems by applying previous knowledge to a new problem, and distinguish between pseudoscience and scientific findings.
  3. Write about psychological topics with clarity and logical organization.
  4. Synthesize information from primary and secondary sources.
  5. Understand psychological phenomena both systematically and empirically.
  6. Use qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including statistical reasoning, research design, and evaluation of data.
  7. Apply psychological perspectives to a research area: memory, learning, personality, perception, and psychopathology.
  8. Synthesize learning of the concentration through a research paper, project, portfolio, or practicum.

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