Behavioral & Social Sciences

Psychology (BS)
124 Semester Hours

  • General Education41
  • Major15
    • Psyc 1113-General Psychology
    • Psyc 3073-Elements of Physiological Psychology
    • Psyc 3613-Statistics
    • Psyc 3913-Experimental Psychology
    • Soc 1113-Elements of Sociology
  • Psychology Electives18
  • Electives26-32
    Sufficient courses to bring upper level hours to 40 credit hours and total to 124 semester hours for graduation.
  • Minor18-24
    A minor may be selected from any field in which a minor is offered.

Course Offerings

PSYC 1113 - General Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall/Spring)
Description: Science of human behavior. Consideration of heredity, environment, maturation, motivation, learning, memory, intelligence, aptitudes,and personality. Especially recommended for students preparing to teach.
PSYC 2123 - Psychology of Personal Adjustment
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall/Spring)
Description: Study of positive remedial and preventive objectives; physical, psychological, and social factors affecting personal adjustment.
PSYC 3073 - Physiological Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall)
Prerequisite: Psyc 1113. Main structural and functional characteristics of the receptor-connector-effector system and how it affects
Description: human behavior.
PSYC 3121 - Peer Counseling Lab
1 credit hour(s)
Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Peer Counseling Program. Required of all peer counselors. May be repeated for each semester of
Description: active participation in the Peer Counseling Program. Consists of peer help and training with an emphasis on providing counselingservices for OPSU students.
PSYC 3113 - History and Systems of Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
Description: The historical roots and development of the discipline of psychology. Review of key scientifi c developments and discoveries througha study of the major personalities, theories, and methods of inquiry.
PSYC 3253 - Theories of Personality
3 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisite: Psyc 1113. Analysis of the structure, development, and measurement of personality. Emphasis on the major theories
Description: of personality and basic problems of adjustment.
PSYC 3333 - Industrial Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisite: Three hours of psychology. Application of psychological facts and principles of creating the optimum work environment,
Description: work schedule, and work procedures; role of behavioral factors in the design and operation of machines and equipment.
PSYC 3513 - Psychology of Learning
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Prerequisite: Psyc 1113. Consideration of topics pertaining to behavior change as a function of experience and extending from relatively
Description: simple learning processes, such as classical and instrumental conditioning, to the relatively complex, such as verbal learningand concept identifi cation.
PSYC 3613 - Statistics
3 credit hour(s)
(Fall/Spring)
Prerequisite: Math 1513. Collecting, analyzing, presenting, and interpreting numerical data for a variety of applications. General
Description: application of statistical principles is emphasized.
PSYC 3743 - Social Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Prerequisite: six hours of psychology required; nine hours recommended. Experimental investigation of group behavior. Emphasis
Description: on emotions, drives, and personality traits in the adjustment of individuals to the demands of modern society.
PSYC 3913 - Experimental Psychology
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring)
Prerequisite: six hours of psychology. Problems, methods, and application of experimental psychology.
PSYC 3990 - Special Topics in Psychology
3 - 1 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisite: nine hours of psychology and consent of instructor. Current and cogent topics of psychology selected by the instructor.
Description: May be repeated with varying topics/readings.
PSYC 4000 - Problems in Psychology
3 - 1 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Description: Problems and/or independent study course in psychology. May be repeated with varying topics/readings.
PSYC 4083 - Principles of Guidance and Counseling
3 credit hour(s)
(Offered as Needed)
Prerequisite: Six hours of psychology and consent of instructor. History of the guidance program. Techniques applied to occupational,
Description: educational, and psychological counseling.
PSYC 4813 - Tests and Measurements
3 credit hour(s)
(Spring - odd years)
Prerequisite: six hours of psychology. Principles and techniques of psychological testing. Introduction to psychological tests adapted
Description: for specifi c conditions, administration, and evaluation.