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  Nov 20, 2017
 
Samford University Catalog 2016-2017 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology


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Faculty

Stephen L. Chew, Chair, Professor
A. Sandra Willis, Professor
Jack W. Berry, Associate Professor
Amanda Howard, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Majors Minor
Psychology Major (B.A.)  Psychology Minor 
Psychology Major (B.S.)   

The Department of Psychology offers a major in psychology leading to a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree. The department also offers a minor in psychology. Students are required to take at least half of their psychology courses at Samford to earn a major or minor in psychology.

University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements

See University Core Curriculum & General Education Requirements  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses.


For psychology majors pursuing the bachelor of arts degree, the following exceptions and recommendations to the general education requirements apply:

Natural/Computational Sciences:  BIOL 110 (Human Biology)  or BIOL 105 (Principles of Biology)  is recommended, especially for students planning to take PSYC 308 (Physiological Psychology)  . However, neither biology course is a prerequisite for PSYC 308 .

Social Sciences: PSYC 101 (General Psychology)  cannot be used to fulfill the general education social science requirement. It must be fulfilled with a course from a social science field other than psychology.

Mathematics: Students who need a course to fulfill the general education mathematics requirement are strongly encouraged to take MATH 210 (Elementary Statistics)  in preparation for taking PSYC 305 (Statistics for the Social Sciences)  . Students with a strong high school algebra background should be able to take MATH 210  for their mathematics requirement. Students with weaker math backgrounds should consult with their advisor before taking a general education mathematics course. Students who have already completed their general education mathematics requirement with a course other than MATH 210 , or who are required by another program to fulfill their mathematics requirement with a course other than MATH 210 , are not required to take MATH 210  in addition to the mathematics course they have already taken.


For psychology majors pursuing the bachelor of science degree, the following exceptions and recommendations to the general education requirements apply:

Natural/Computational Sciences:  Any two lab science courses, chosen from biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, or physics. IDSC 201 (Scientific Methods)  cannot satisfy this requirement.

Social Sciences: PSYC 101 (General Psychology)  cannot be used to fulfill the general education social science requirement. It must be fulfilled with a course from a social science field other than psychology.

Mathematics: Students must fulfill the general education mathematics requirement with  MATH 150 (Precalculus)  MATH 210 (Elementary Statistics) , or MATH 240 (Calculus I) .


 

Programs

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    Courses

      Psychology

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