Psychology - B.S.

The Psychology bachelor's degree program offers students the opportunity to learn about and understand the complex relationships between human behavior and the world in which we live. This program also emphasizes awareness, understanding and appreciation for diversity, culture and global perspectives. This degree program incorporates career-related knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as opportunities for experiential learning, that prepare graduates for lifelong learning and professional success.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply key concepts, theories and research findings in the discipline of psychology to understand, explain and evaluate human behavior.
  • Use creative and critical thinking to evaluate, interpret, design and conduct basic psychological research in accordance with ethical principles of the field.
  • Integrate ethical practice, sociocultural factors and diversity considerations when addressing the needs of individuals in complex multicultural environments.
  • Demonstrate written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required of psychology professionals.
  • Articulate a plan to establish a professional identity, and to pursue professional development in the field of psychology.

Upon completion of the Counseling specialization, graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate effective counseling skills/techniques within a supervised clinical setting and explain the roles and functions of human service agencies within the community.

Graduates of the program are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the ways in which psychological theories explain human behavior, professional and ethical practices, social and cultural diversity, and psychological research methods. Graduates are prepared to enter graduate school in a variety of psychology disciplines (e.g., counseling, clinical, industrial/organizational), or immediately enter the workforce in fields such as human resources, public affairs, business and the helping professions.

Psychology

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Credits
Major Courses
PSYC1001Introductory Psychology3
PSYC1020Introduction to Professional Issues and Ethics in Psychology3
PSYC2002Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC2030Developmental Psychology3
PSYC3001Social Psychology3
PSYC3010Personality3
PSYC3040Introduction to Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology3
PSYC4200Cultural Psychology3
RSCH2050Workshop in Acquiring Social Research Skills3
RSCH4050Research Seminar in Psychology3
Major Electives or Specialization in Counseling Psychology
ASCI4799College of Arts & Sciences Internship Ir,Ic6
Choose six of the following (No more than two SOC-designated courses): *18
Criminology
Counseling Theories and Techniques
Introduction to Career and School Counseling
Introduction to Family Treatment for Addictions Counselors
Introduction to Case Management
Introduction to Crisis Intervention
Principles of Group Counseling
Counseling Techniques for Addictions and Other Behavioral Disorders
Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
Human Sexuality
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Psychological Issues of Substance Use Disorders and Compulsive Behaviors
Health Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Motivation and Leadership in the Workplace
Psychology of Conflict Resolution
Sociology of Aging
Community Leadership: An Applied Sociology
Social Issues in Contemporary America
Deviant Behavior
Or
Specialization in Counseling Psychology (24 credits)
Counseling Theories and Techniques
Introduction to Case Management
Introduction to Crisis Intervention
Principles of Group Counseling
Internship in Counseling Psychology (6 credits) Ir,Ic
Choose two of the following:
Introduction to Career and School Counseling
Introduction to Family Treatment for Addictions Counselors
Counseling Techniques for Addictions and Other Behavioral Disorders
Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
Related Professional Studies
CAR0010Career Management1
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses9
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities6
Two courses from different disciplines: ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT, PHIL, or REL
Mathematics6
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
Introduction to Biostatistics
Science3
Choose one of the following:
Introduction to Life Science
Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology
Social Sciences6
Sociology I
One course from ANTH°°, ECON, LEAD, PSCI or PSYC
A&S Electives6
Two courses with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
24 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university24
Total Credits121.0

IrWith department or college chair approval, Experiential Learning credits can be applied to a number of options in lieu of the required internship. Options include, but are not limited to, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses, or courses in a minor as relevant. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling experiential learning credits.    

IcTypically, internships require a minimum of six credits. Students interested in a 9 or 12-credit internship can apply additional experiential learning and free elective credits, if available. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling internship and free elective credits.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all four JWU campuses, JWU Global — Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?