Apr 22, 2018  
Fitchburg State University 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Developmental Psychology Concentration, Psychological Science, B.S.


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Psychological Science


Chairperson
Coordinator
 
Sara Levine Peter Hogan  
Professors
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors
John Hancock Cheryl Armstrong Christopher Adams
Peter Hogan Laura Garofoli Daneen Deptula
Sara Levine Cheryl Goldman Michael Hove
Thomas Schilling   Brian Kelly
    John Pratico
    Hildur Schilling
     

Objectives for the Program in Psychological Science

The goal of the Psychological Science Program is to educate students in the scientific study of human behavior. The program combines theoretical, methodological, and applied topics enabling students to acquire knowledge and skills that enrich their personal lives and work careers.

The Psychological Science Program is a component of the Behavioral Sciences Department. It serves majors and minors in the discipline and offers supportive courses for a variety of other programs in the university. Bachelor of Art students are required to have foreign language proficiency at the intermediate level.

Requirements for the Major in Psychological Science


Note:


*Although listed in two areas you may only count this course for one area

+Fulfills Computer Literacy Requirement

++Junior/Senior Writing Requirement

*A minimum grade of 2.0 is required in this course

**Students will only be allowed to apply six credits from the double starred courses toward the psychological science major.  This is consistent with the policy of other Behavioral Science Programs where internships are counted as electives.

Requirements for Concentrations in Psychological Science


Two concentrations are currently available to any student majoring in psychological science; a concentration in Cognitive Science and a concentration in Developmental Psychology. When a student has successfully completed all of the required courses for a concentration, a “petition for a Minor” form must be modified appropriately (cross out “minor” and write in the appropriate concentration), signed by the advisor and chairperson and turned in to the Psychological Science Coordinator who will forward it to the Registrar. The area of concentration will be denoted on the student’s transcript.

Note: It is not necessary for students to pursue a concentration in order to fulfill the requirements of the psychology major. The concentration is a special option available for students with interests in the fields of developmental and cognitive science psychology.

Concentration in Developmental Psychology


The Developmental Psychology Concentration is appropriate for students who plan to undertake advanced work in Developmental Psychology. It would also be useful for those who seek future employment in such related fields as counseling and clinical psychology, education, and human services.

The Concentration consists of a minimum of 12 credits selected from the list below:

Note:


* These courses must be related to Developmental Psychology.  No more than 6 semester hours of the 4000 level offerings may be applied to the Developmental Concentration.

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