Psychology involves the scientific study of a vast array of phenomena related to the actions and experiences of organisms. Psychologists study phenomena such as perception, memory, thought, behavior, and the psychological, social, physiological, and development process that underlies these phenomena. In addition to its commitment to scientific truth, psychology requires the application of knowledge and critical thinking/reasoning skills to assess, prevent, and resolve individual and social problems.
The psychology program at Kentucky State University leads to a major or a minor that prepares the student with a solid, well-rounded education in psychology. The study of psychology serves as a useful foundation for the pursuit of careers in business, law, medicine, social work, and the other helping professions; or majors may pursue further study in psychology at the graduate level.
To satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a student must complete a minimum of 128 semester credit hours, including 36 semester credit hours in Psychology. The required courses are PSY 300, 303, 304, 320, 399, 400, 401, 499; and two of the following courses: PSY 408, 409, 410, 411, or 413.The student, in consultation with his/her advisor, must select an additional 6 semester credit hours of 300/400 level Psychology courses. Additionally, the student must complete a minor or career concentration track. PSY 200, which does not count toward the major requirements, must be taken as a liberal studies requirement.
A minor in Psychology requires the completion of 18 semester credit hours. Specific course requirements include PSY 300, 303, 304, 400, or 401; the remaining 6 semester credit hours must be selected in consultation with the student’s minor advisor from 300/400 level Psychology courses. In addition, students must complete PSY 200 as part of the liberal studies requirement.