The Department of Psychology is committed to educating the next generation of scholars in the psychological and behavioral sciences. We are dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse educational environment with a scientific and culturally sensitive approach to understanding human behavior and mental processes.The Department meets students’ academic needs by 1) providing a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that increases students’ knowledge and understanding of the field of psychology and of psychology as a science, through a curriculum that is evidence-based and empirical in approach; 2) offering hands-on opportunities, research and academic internships, service learning, and community services activities, to apply theoretical background obtained from courses in practical experiences; and 3) providing academic and career development opportunities that facilitate successful acceptance to and matriculation in graduate school or gainful employment into the workforce. Faculty, who have diverse backgrounds in social, clinical/ community, counseling, neuroscience, health, experimental, developmental, educational, and personality psychology, endeavor to strengthen their individual teaching expertise through developing innovative and leading edge curriculum and foster their individual research enterprises through publications, research collaborations, intra- and extramural funds, and professional activities.
The Department offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Psychology.
In addition to meeting the requirements in General Education and in the major, students must also complete six (6) credits in the Liberal Arts Core (LAC) required of all majors in the College of Liberal Arts. Options for satisfying this requirement are outlined under the LAC section in the College of Liberal Arts. To qualify for graduation, students must have taken two-thirds of their junior- and senior-level requirements in the major at Morgan (unless granted prior written permission by the Dean to take courses elsewhere); and must have earned a cumulative average of 2.0 or better and a major average of 2.0 or
better, with no outstanding grades below “C” in the major (which includes all courses required for the major and required supporting courses).
Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Psychology
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. in Psychology. These credits are distributed as follows:
General Education and University Requirements 43 credits
Liberal Arts Core Requirements 6 credits
Required Core for the Major in Psychology 65 credits
Required Courses for the Track in Psychology 6 credits
Total Credits 120