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A Bachelor of Science in Psychology may prepare students to pursue career opportunities in various fields where they may implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values, as well as prepare students for graduate work to pursue more specialized careers. The program’s curriculum is designed to provide students with content knowledge of the major concepts, values, theories, psychological studies, research methods, and historical trends in psychology as they apply to human behavior, learning, and development. Students are taught how psychology relates to their everyday lives and the importance of culture and diversity. They are instructed to develop and use psychological skills, critical thinking, and the scientific approach to problem solving to evaluate behavior and mental processes as they apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program consists of a minimum of 180 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a bachelor of science degree.
Three emphasis area options are available within the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. The child development emphasis area provides exploration of behavioral development from birth to adolescence and is designed to help prepare the student for a career in early childhood education, human services, and community work. The applied behavioral analysis emphasis area provides an examination of the design, analysis, and application of learning theories and behavioral principles, and is designed to prepare students for careers working with children and adults in schools and other organizational settings. Finally, the substance abuse emphasis area provides an investigation of substance abuse in our society, including risk factors, prevention, evaluation, and treatment, and is designed to help prepare students for careers in clinical and educational settings working with youth and adults.