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Bachelor of Social Sciences

120 Credits

Offered at the Metro Orlando, South Florida, and Tampa Bay Branch Campuses

Program Description:

A graduate with a major in psychology will have the opportunity to develop professionally in the scientific study of human behavior. The graduate will be a bilingual professional with vast knowledge and skills that will allow him/her to conduct research on human behavior. The curriculum will emphasize prevention and mental health care services. The program will develop responsible leaders who will foster community education geared towards finding a solution for social problems. Students must comply with state and local requirements or limitations to practice profession.

Program Objectives:

  • To equip the Psychology Bachelor’s Program students with the necessary skills and knowledge in the field of the General Psychology.
  • To provide students in the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology an understanding of the human behavior and thought process.
  • To provide students in the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology the foundations of Psychology as a science.
  • The student will be able to utilize their gained knowledge in the area of Psychological research and analysis and apply it to different situations.
  • The student will learn and apply the different Theories and techniques in the Psychology field.

Graduate's Profile/ Outcomes:

The graduate majoring in Psychology will have the opportunity to fulfill his/her interest in becoming a professional in the scientific study of behavior. This degree will provide the space and training necessary for the graduate may contribute to the search for alternatives to the Mental Health problems of the community he/she serves.

He/she will be a bilingual professional academically prepared and trained to carry on his/her work and contribute favorably to the development of society, a professional who will seek the improvement of mental health as a priority of the society he/she will serve. He/she will communicate effectively in English and Spanish, both orally and in writing.

He/she will know the ethical standards, principles and bases that inform the profession and will promote acceptable behavior in order to foster the well-being and safety of the members of society. Also, he/she will be a professional with ample knowledge and skills that will allow him/her to perform in research, prevention and delivery of mental health care.

In terms of the General Education Component, the graduate will conform to the parameters of the Bachelor of Social Sciences and correspond totally to its contents.

Requirements for the Major:

The curriculum of the major in Psychology is structured to give graduates the following skills to be able to:

Conceptual Skills:

  • Know the history of psychology.
  • Recognize the psychological theories that explain behavior.
  • Know and apply the scientific method to the study of behavior.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate use of scientific research and incorporate the research experience in the educational process.
  • Know the Multiaxial System established in the DSMIV.
  • Apply the knowledge of psychology to matters relating to the person, organizations, groups, and society.
  • Understand the concepts, principles and theories that inform the profession of psychology.
  • Understand the strategies, methods and procedures utilized by the profession of psychology for the management of human behavior.
  • Know the values of the Code of Ethics that rules the profession.
  • Understand the integration of hereditary factors and the environment in the manifestation of human behavior.

Technical and Motor Skills:

  • Analyze human behavior based on the various conceptual frameworks.
  • Utilize diverse means to compile information on the behavior of the client.
  • Design and implement a model of psychological research applied to a behavioral problem.

Emotional Skills:

  • Demonstrate the importance of incorporating ethics in the performance of the profession.
  • Demonstrate an attitude of intellectual and professional honesty with the client.
  • Develop empathy as a starting point in psychological intervention.
  • Value and hold respect for the client by utilizing confidentiality.
  • Maintain and respect the integrity of the information offered by the client.

ENGL 115-O College Reading and Writing I

ENGL 116-O College Reading and Writing II

ENGL 115-O College, Reading and Writing I

ENGL 116-O College, Reading and Writing II

ENGL 331-O Public Speaking

SPAN 115-O Reading Writing, and the Oral Communication in Spanish I

SPAN 116-O Reading Writing, and the Oral Communication in Spanish II

SPAN 255-O Spanish for Writing and Research

HUMA 101-O World Cultures I

HUMA 102-O World Cultures II

MATH 111-O Intermediate Algebra I

SOSC 111-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility I

SOSC 112-O Individual, Community, Government, and Social Responsibility II

HIST 273-O History of the United States of America

SOCI 203-O Principles of Sociology

SOCI 213-O Social Problems

SOSC 250-O Statistics in Social Sciences

SOSC 258-O Research Techniques in Social Sciences

PSYC 121-O General Psychology I

PSYC 122-O General Psychology II

QYLE 110-O Attitude Development and University Adaptation (Must be taken in the 1st term of enrollment.)

PSYC 210-O Human Sexuality

PSYC 222-O Adolescence Psychology

PSYC 225-O Social Psychology

PSYC 226-O Evolutional Psychology

PSYC 228-O Psychology of Diversity

PSYC 321-O Personality Theory

PSYC 322-O Theories and Techniques of Psychotherapy

PSYC 324-O Gender Psychology

PSYC 327-O Psychology of the Elderly

PSYC 343-O Theories of Learning and Motivation

PSYC 350-O Psychopathology Principles

PSYC 355-O Industrial Psychology

PYSC 400-O Psychological Measurement

PSYC 402-O Research and Methodology

PSYC 423-O Physiological Psychology

PSYC 450-O Psychology Seminar I

PSYC 451-O Psychology Seminar II