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Learning Opportunities in Psychology

A Solid Science Foundation

The psychology program can prepare you for postgraduate education in many disciplines, including psychology, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, health policy, and health communication. Early in your program you will take courses that provide the foundation for conducting research in psychological and related health sciences. All undergraduate psychology students at USciences are involved in faculty-student collaborative research projects and present their work at local or national psychology conferences.

A Small School Experience

With approximately 30-40 psychology majors on campus and five full time faculty, we have a 6:1 student to faculty ratio. Smaller class sizes and frequent faculty-student advising, gives our students the opportunity to begin work with faculty early in their academic experience.

Interdisciplinary Concentrations and Minors

Psychology program faculty advisors work with students to develop a minor or concentration in disciplines related to psychology. This approach adds diversity to the academic program and matches courses to your interests and career goals. The listing below highlights some of the core course sequences and concentration areas that may be combined with the psychology major.

Exercise Science

  • FT 200 Exercise Physiology
  • FT 300 Exercise Testing and Prescriptions
  • FT 360 Fitness and Sport Nutrition
  • FT 460 Health and Wellness

Forensic Science

  • FS 201 Forensic Analysis I
  • FS 304 Crime and Society
  • FS 202 Forensic Anthropology
  • FS 410 Principles of Forensic Pathology

Marketing

  • PB 319 Introduction to Marketing Management
  • PB 425 Consumer Behavior: Healthcare Marketing Applications
  • PB 429 Product Management
  • PB 435 Advertising and Promotion

Behavioral Neurosciences

  • BS 310 & 311 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • BS 425 Neuroscience
  • PS 412 Psychopharmacology
  • PS 428 Human Neuropsychology

Pre-Medical Concentration With Biology Minor (additional courses required)

  • CH 201/202 - Organic Chemistry I and II
  • CH 203/204 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
  • PY 201/202 - Introductory Physics I and II
  • BS 240 Basics of Microbiology
  • CH 341 Biochemistry
  • BS 466 Genetics

Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration (additional courses required)

  • PY 201/202 - Introductory Physics I and II
  • BS 310 & 311 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • BS 209 Basic Nutrition
  • PT 300 & 301 Medical Terminology for Physical Therapy I and II

Learning Outcomes

Each program at University of the Sciences has developed student learning goals.  Graduates of the psychology program will achieve these learning outcomes.

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