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Psychological Science Undergraduate Program

Coordinators - Dr. Jessica Hatz & Dr. Kevin Harris

The objective of the program is to provide the student with a firm foundation in basic psychological science. This includes knowledge of basic content areas, as well as the skills fundamental to all areas of psychology. The Department of Psychological Science and Counseling has adopted the APA undergraduate psychology major learning goals and outcomes which cover:

  • Knowledge base of psychology;
  • Research methods in psychology;
    Dr. Kevin Harris
  • Critical thinking skills in psychology;
  • Application of psychology;
  • Values in psychology;
  • Information and technological literacy;
  • Communication skills;
  • Sociocultural and international awareness;
  • Personal development and career planning and development.

A student completing the major in psychology should be able to

  • Conduct a search of psychological literature;
  • Read and understand journal articles;
  • Evaluate hypotheses or theories on the basis of empirical data;
  • Design and conduct a research study; and
  • Write a paper following APA style.

A variety of online resources are available to help students navigate the major:

Handbook for APSU Psychological Science Majors


*For students who entered the B.A. or B.S. in Psychology prior to 2010, please check the corresponding undergraduate bulletin ( 



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