Graduation

Psychology Program

CALUMET COLLEGE OF ST. JOSEPH’S PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM SUPPORTS YOUR CALLING TO AFFECT BEHAVIOR

Students in the Psychology Program will develop appropriate skill, knowledge, and values to continue their education at the graduate level or who plan careers in health, education, business, social, or religious work. The goals of the Psychology Program focus on a wide and diverse range of human experience and behavior related to development, emotion, intellect, learning, personality, rehabilitation, and research. This knowledge enables the individual to better understand self and others, to realize unique potentialities more fully, and to enhance one’s humaneness as well as significantly affect behavior. Psychology majors can diversify in other academic areas or enroll in a specific concentration area to prepare for advanced study or delineate a stronger preparation for a career at a baccalaureate level.

Psychology majors can diversify in other academic areas or enroll in a specific concentration area to prepare for advanced study or delineate a stronger preparation for a career at a baccalaureate level.

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Career

Options

Career Options with this major include, but are not limited to work as:

  • a counselor
  • a childcare worker
  • a market researcher
  • an advertising agent
  • a career counselor

In addition, students may pursue Psychology to prepare for graduate school.

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Faculty

Danny McGuire, Ed.D.

Asssistant Professor; Program Director, Public Safety Administration, Public Safety Management, and the Public Safety Institute

Joseph Kovach, Psy.D.

Professor; Program Director, Psychology

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Program

Objectives and requirements

Upon completion of this program, it is expected that students will:

  • Have a general comprehension of the roles and relationships involved in the human condition;
  • Demonstrate application of the biological and conceptual languages of the brain and their potential permutations and combinations and the ability to synthesis this knowledge to the creation of new frameworks of thought;
  • Be able to combine elements of scientific inquiry and creative and artistic dimensions in the field of psychology; and
  • Be able to engage in ethical analysis of professional problems in light of the Code of Professional Ethics outlined by the American Psychological Association.

120 credit hours

The following are required for a baccalaureate degree:

38 hours: General Education

13 hours: Requisites for the Major
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 210 Research Methodology
PSY 217 Careers in Psychology
PSY 230 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
PSY 260 Psychological Testing

27 hours: Upper Level Courses in Major
PSY 315 Personality Psychology
PSY 320 Social Psychology
PSY 335 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 340 Developmental Psychology
PSY 351 Brain and Behavior
PSY 495 Field Instruction
PSY 499 Senior Seminar
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42 hours: Electives

60 credit hours

The following are required for an Associate’s degree:

35 hours: General Education

10 hours: Requisites for the Major
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 210 Research Methodology
PSY 217 Careers in Psychology
PSY 230 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences

15 hours: Minor Course Electives
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Students wishing to continue in the Psychology Program must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in their major and obtain a grade of no less than “C” in Field Instruction.

Students will participate in field instruction.  They will learn to use their knowledge of psychology in actual settings whether in the clinic, school, or workplace under the supervision of experienced staff.

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