2013-2014 Samford University Catalog 
    
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2013-2014 Samford University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology


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Faculty

Stephen L. Chew, Chair, Professor
Jacqueline Goldstein, Professor
A. Sandra Willis, Professor
Jack W. Berry, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Programs and Requirements

Major Minor
Psychology Major, B.A.  Psychology Minor 

The Department of Psychology offers a major in psychology leading to a bachelor of arts 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 and General Education Requirements  in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses. For psychology majors, 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 . MATH 210  is a prerequisite for 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 students who have demonstrated strong college-level math skills, for example, successfully completing MATH 240 - Calculus I  or successfully completing one of the other general education mathematics courses with a good grade, the prerequisite of MATH 210  for PSYC 305  may be waived by permission of the instructor.


 

Programs

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      Psychology

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