Psychology | BA
The purpose of the Psychology Program is to advance the knowledge of psychological science through its work with the student body. Students in the psychology program will:
- Honor academic excellence;
- Foster a sense of lifelong learning, leadership, and self-development;
- Promote excellence in service to humanity and to one’s community.
Specifically, the Psychology Program sees its mission to be that of preparing students for some of the common experiences after graduation, which include graduate school, research assistantships, and for working in careers in human services. Finally, the Psychology Program is committed to nurturing a sense of respect for oneself and others and to encourage ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world. Students interested in exploring an additional discipline can add a minor in Addiction Studies, Forensic Psychology and can further pursue their careers with an Addiction Counseling Graduate Certificate or a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MA/LMHC) program.
Psychology programs from Anna Maria College are available in multiple formats. The BA in in Psychology can be completed on campus or online.
“Psychology has a long past, yet its real history is short.”-Hermann Ebbinghaus (1908)
PSY 101 – General Psychology
A study of the basic concepts, theories and findings in learning, perception, motivation, thinking, and personality.
BUS 250 – Applied Statistics
A study of elementary applied statistics starting with probability and including permutations, combinations, distributions, measures of central tendency, linear correlations, and regressions
PSY 210 – Research in the Social World
Students will explore and practice research, writing and oral communication skills designed to enlighten and provide reflective analysis about the diversity of our social world.
PSY 327 – Experimental Psychology
A course in which the student is exposed to advanced work in the areas of perception, learning, and memory through readings, demonstrations, and written projects.
One Developmental Psychology Course
PSY 207 Child Development, or PSY 215 Adolescent Development, or PSY 217 Lifespan Development
One Clinical Psychology Course
PSY 306 Abnormal Psychology, or PSY 313 Personality Theory
One Sociocultural Psychology Course
PSY 322 Social Psychology, or PSY 324 Cultural Psychology
PSY 348 – Neuropsychology
This course examines the structures and functions of the human brain as they relate to psychological processes and human behaviors.
One Systemic Psychology Course
PSY 222 History & Systems of Psychology or PSY 490 Group Dynamics
HMS 490 – Senior Seminar
An advanced capstone seminar designed to help psychology and human services majors identify and address areas in the field in which they desire further study.
HMS 214 – Professional Issues in Human Services
This course will prepare students interested in human services for the field placement experience and its accompanying field seminars.
PSY 499 – Internship Seminar
An opportunity for senior students to gain practical experience in the field of psychology within local agencies and community services. For majors only; minimum GPA 2.80.
Course Of Study
- Social worker
- Educational psychologist
- Human resource manager
- Research roles
- Media roles
The Psychology Program at Anna Maria College aligns its learning goals and outcomes with the undergraduate psychology guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA).
- Students will describe key psychological concepts and principles and will apply these psychological concepts to themselves and to society.
- Students will use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena, and they will demonstrate information literacy in psychology. They will build these skills by designing, conducting, and interpreting their own psychological research.
- Students will apply ethical standards to psychological science and to clinical practice.
- Students will exhibit effective communication through writing and presentation skills.
- Students will apply psychological content to specific professional skills and to career goals such as getting into graduate school, working as a research assistant, or finding a job in the field of human services. As such:
- Students will improve their capacity for teamwork.
- Students will enhance interpersonal relationships with diverse populations.
- Students will explain sociocultural values that build communities.
- Students will refine project-management skills.
Students will participate in an internship seminar course in the semester(s) in which they accrue internship hours and experience. The course is designed to supplement the student’s internship experience, and it also acts as an opportunity to support and supervise student interns.
This list below includes sites where students have worked in the past as well as sites where students could potentially work in the future. Please consult with your academic advisor regarding internships that might be interesting to you.