Major in Psychology

The Department of Behavioral Sciences seeks to assist students in understanding human behavior and criminal behavior, child development, family relations, and societal and cultural changes. In addition, the Department seeks to prepare students with intellectual and vocational skills to function in a variety of professional service occupations.

Chris Creecy, B.S., Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Old Main 116
731-989-6647
ccreecy@fhu.edu

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Psychology
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Chris Creecy

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

34 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core



II. Major Requirements:

41 hours

PSY 210

General Psychology

3

PSY 215

Introduction to Psychological Practice

2

PSY 218

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 310

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 311

Research Methods (W)

3

PSY 312

Social Psychology

3

PSY 315

Learning and Memory

3

PSY 316

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSY 408

Family and Individual Counseling

3

PSY 412

Advanced Research Methods (W)

3

PSY 418

Physiological Psychology

3

PSY 419 

Capstone Course in Psychology (W) 

 

Plus 6 hours from the following courses: 

6 hours

CJU 320

Criminal Investigation 

(3)

CJU 380

Criminal Behavior and Profiling 

(3)

CJU 410

Criminal Justice Theories (W) 

(3) 

FAM 315

Marriage and Relationship Development 

(3)

FAM 325

Stress and Resilience in Individuals and Families (W)

(3)

FAM 331

Parenting and Family Relations (W) 

(3) 

FAM 335

Human Sexuality 

(3) 

FAM 399B

Death and Dying

(FAM299B will not meet this requirement)

(3)

PSY 399H

Psychology in Film

(PSY 299H will not meet this requirement)

(3) 

PSY 497

Psychology Internship 

(3)

SOC 445

Ethnic Cultures

(3)

SWK 320

Expressive Therapies

(3) 

SWK 330

Crisis Intervention 

(3)

SWK 450

Interventions with Populations at Risk

(3) 

     

 III. Electives (including additional Bible):

51 hours


Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Psychology:

  1. Completion of the B.S. major in psychology as outlined above.
  2. Required professional education course.  (See Department of Education entry.)