Psychology (B.S.)

FHU / Dickson at the Renaissance Center offers programs for students who desire to complete a bachelor’s degree and who have completed an associate’s degree or who have completed 60 or more credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university. For students just beginning their college coursework, Nashville State Community College offers classes at the Renaissance Center that lead to the completion of an associate’s degree.

The Psychology program provides a solid foundation for students to grow as mental health professionals by participating in internships, attending and presenting at psychological conferences, engaging in undergraduate research design, and preparing for graduate school. Students gain a significant understanding of the science of human behavior as well as the processes involved in normal and abnormal thoughts, feelings, and actions. Careers pursued by psychology graduates include work with counseling centers, criminal justice systems, drug or alcohol abuse programs, human services, mental health centers, and rehabilitation programs. Psychology majors are encouraged to participate in the Psychology Club, and students who meet the requirements are invited to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology.

 

Program Advisor

Bryan McAlister, MA, N.C.C., A.B.D.
Instructor of Behavioral Sciences

The Renaissance Center Rm 227
(615)-740-5382
bmccalister@fhu.edu

4 -- Year Plans

These 4 Year Plans assume two years obtaining an A.A. or A.S. (or transfer with B.S.W.), and then outline the completion of your bachelor's degree at FHU / Dickson in two years.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Psychology

Prerequisite:  Associate of Arts or Sciences (A.A. or A.S.) in Criminal Justice

(Please consult the catalog or website of Nashville State Community College or another regionally accredited community college participating in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways Program for degree requirements for the A.A. or A.S. degrees in Psychology.)

I. A.A./A.S. in Psychology (General Education Requirements 60 hours

(Please consult the catalog or website of Nashville State Community College or another regionally accredited community college participating in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways Program for degree requirements for the A.A. or A.S. degrees in Psychology.)

The following courses are required lower-division courses for the B.S. in Psychology degree and must be completed in the freshman and sophomore years as part of the A.A. or A.S. in Psychology degree.

 
PSY 210 General Psychology 3
PSY 218 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 310 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 312 Social Psychology 3
 

II. Major Requirements
PSY 215 Introduction to Psychological Practice (W) 1
PSY 311 Research Methods (W) 3
PSY 315 Learning and Memory 3
PSY 316 Data Analysis for Behavioral Science* 3
PSY 408 Family and Individual Counseling 3
PSY 413 Psychological Assessment (W) 3
PSY 416 History of Psychology (W) 3
PSY 419 Psychology Review 3
22 hours
*MAT 101 College Algebra is recommended as the course to meet the student's general education mathematics requirement.


III. Electives (Options) Includes 10 hours Bible 44 hours
Fall Options:
CJU 320 Criminal Investigation 3
FAM 305 Childhood Disorders 3
PSY 399H Physiology in Film 3
SOC 240 Crime and Delinquency 3
SWK 251 HBSE I: Childhood and Adolescence 
SWK 445  Ethnic Cultures 
SWK 450  Intervention with Populations at Risk  3
     
Spring Options:    
CJU 350 Juvenile Justice 
CJU 380 Criminal Behavioral and Profiling 
FAM 399E Death and Dying 
PSY 350  Forensic Psychology 
SOC 252  HBSE II: Adulthood and Aging