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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Psychology, B.A. (UC)

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The Providence based degree in psychology prepares the student to think critically about their own ideas and those of others apply these methods to the problems of community and of the larger society. Students are trained to be an independent thinker and active participant in a rapidly changing world. Courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program enable the student to understand the relationships among psychology and other social sciences and within the context of cultural, socio-historical and communicative issues. The program will also teach you to develop skills in writing, critical thinking and quantitative and qualitative research methods, to round out your preparation for your future career or graduate studies. Ultimately, the psychology graduate has the skills useful for a wide range of careers, including human resources, management, communication, and social work. Majors pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology must satisfy University Core Curriculum requirements, the College speech requirement, IDS 210 ; the College diversity course (IDS 150 ); a mathematics course at the level of MATH 124  or above (MATH 124  is recommended); the courses listed below, and a sufficient number of electives to total 120 credits.

Program Requirements

Students are Allowed to Substitute the Following Courses for PSYCH 499 Applied Practicum in Psychology:

Core Curriculum (30 credits)


Students may choose six remaining courses from core and applied psychology course offerings. Three of which must be at the 300 level or above.

Electives (54 credits)

Includes two writing courses (including, Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; IDS 210 - Effective Speaking Across Audiences  and IDS 150 - Cultural Awareness in a Global Society ; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science, and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.

Total Credits Required to Graduate: 120 credits

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