Applied Psychology, B.S. Major #1965

 In the Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology program, students will learn how current psychological theories apply to practical concerns such as management, customer service, human services, interpersonal relationships, social problems and general problem-solving. The program will also emphasize hands- on training in information gathering, basic statistics, research methods, effective communication. The program provides students with immediately applicable skills that will be useful across a broad range of situations.

An important aspect of the program is a full-time, semester-long internship in a business or human services related setting, as well as extensive preparation for the internship in a course emphasizing job search and professional skills. This required internship component distinguishes our applied psychology B.S. program from a traditional psychology program and provides students with the type of practical experience potential employers look for in entry-level employees.

 Like all Bachelor of Psychology degrees, this is not a clinical degree, and does not train students to treat or administer treatment to clients in any way. The completion of this baccalaureate degree will not qualify the holder to apply for, be hired for, or perform the duties related to, employment which involves the provision of services prohibited by New York State Education Law Article 153, Psychology, Paragraphs 7601 and 7601a. This prohibits graduates from SUNY Morrisville who hold a B.S. in Applied Psychology from performing tasks which only licensed providers are authorized to do under state law, such as providing counseling which is only to be done by licensed psychologists.

 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Analyze real world situations in terms of relevant psychological theories and predict likely results from potential interventions.

  • Show basic understanding of the methods social scientists use to understand the world, including correlations and experiments.

  • Perform basic statistical procedures and interpret the results.

  • Demonstrate professional writing ability, including skills in various formats such as memos, technical papers, and note taking.

  • Demonstrate basic quantitative literacy, including use and critical analysis of statistical concepts as supporting arguments and meaningful choice of visual aids such as graphs, tables, charts, and figures.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different cultures and subcultures, and how cultural standards and norms influence behaviors.

 Students will also enhance their skills for self-management and improvement, both through theory and practice. As part of the personal development goal, students will be prepared to apply their knowledge and skills towards employment upon graduation.

Curriculum Requirements - 120 Credit Hours

Course

Credits

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC 363 - Research Methods in Psychology

3

PSYC 405 - Internship Orientation

1

PSYC 406 - Internship in Applied Psychology

12-15

PSYC 410 - Senior Seminar in Applied Psychology

3

Three of the following four courses:

PSYC 221 - Biological Psychology

3

PSYC 241 - Child Development

3

PSYC 242 - Adolescent Development

3

PSYC 251 - Abnormal Psychology

3

Three of the following five courses:

PSYC 304 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC 325 - Motivation and Behavior

3

PSYC 381 - Personality

3

PSYC 384 - Group Behavior

3

PSYC 386 - Social Psychology

3

Diversity Course - one of the following courses:

PSYC 291 - Diversity of Human Context (recommended)

3

ANTH 101 - Introduction to Anthropology

3

GEOG 101 - Introduction to World Regional Geography

3

HIST 225 - Women in the United States

3

PSYC 284 - Psychology of Gender

3

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communication

3

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

CITA 101 - Principles of Computer & Applications

3

MATH 123 or 141 - Statistics as Advised

3

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

WELL 101 - Stress and Wellness

3

SUNY General Education Science w/ Lab

3-4

Foreign Language as Advised

3

SUNY General Education courses in Other World Civilizations, American History or Western Civilization as Advised

6

Required Options: Complete 12 credits in one of the following

Business Option

BSAD 116 - Business Organization & Management

3

BSAD 411 - Leadership in Organizations

3

BSAD 215 - Human Resource Management

OR

BSAD 310 - Human Resource Management

3

Business Elective as Advised

3

Human Services Option

HUMS 101 - Introduction to Human Services

3

HUMS 201 - Counseling and Case Management

3

PHIL 311 - Professional Ethics

OR

SOCI 360 - Social Movements

3

Human Services Elective as Advised

3

Additional Elective Credits as Advised (minimum of 12 credits must be upper level)

28-29

Suggested Course Sequence

Year 1/Fall Semester - 15 Credits

COMP 101 - Composition and Research

3

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology

3

MATH 123 or 141 Statistics as Advised

3

History as Advised

3

Foreign Language as Advised

3

Year 1/Spring Semester - 16 Credits

COMP 102 - Writing About Literature

3

SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology

3

History as Advised

3

SUNY General Education Science w/lab ad Advised

4

PSYC - 200 Level Psychology as Advised

3

Year 2/Fall Semester - 15 Credits

PSYC - 200 Level Psychology as Advised

3

COMM 111 - Introduction to Speech

3

PSYC 363 - Research Methods in Psychology

3

CITA 101- Principles of Computers & Applications

3

WELL 101 - Stress and Wellness

3

Year 2/Spring Semester - 15 Credits

PSYC - 300 Level Psychology as Advised

3

Course in Concentration as Advised

3

PSYC 291 - Diversity of Human Context

3

PSYC - 200 Level Psychology as Advised

3

300 Level Elective Credits as Advised

3

Year 3/Fall Semester - 16 Credits

PSYC - 300 Level Psychology as Advised

3

Course in Concentration as Advised

3

Elective Credits as Advised

7

300 Level Elective Credits as Advised

3

Year 3/Spring Semester - 15 Credits

PSYC - 300 Level Psychology as Advised

3

Course in Concentration as Advised

3

Elective Credits as Advised

6

300 Level Elective Credits as Advised

3

Year 4/Fall Semester - 16 Credits

PSYC 410 - Senior Seminar in Psychology

3

PSYC 405 - Internship Orientation

1

COMP 310 - Advanced Technical Communications

3

Course in Concentration as Advised

3

300 Level Elective Credits as Advised

6

Year 4/Spring Semester - 12-15 Credits

PSYC 406 - Internship in Applied Psychology

12-15