Psychology (B.S.)

The Psychology program is no longer admitting new students. The information on this page is provided for current students enrolled in the program.

 

Program Advisor

Bryan McAlister, Ph.D., N.C.C.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences

The Renaissance Center Rm 202-D
615-740-5382
bmcalister@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 (Liberal Arts Core 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