Bachelor of Science in General/Clinical Psychology

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The General/Clinical degree in Psychology offers an online undergraduate psychology degree for students with a variety of interests as well as those who are looking to pursue further graduate studies in psychology or research. The degree offers many elective options and includes courses to prepare students with a broad range of skills in psychology.

What Can I Do With a Degree in Clinical Psychology

Psychology professionals are employed in a range of fields. With an online undergraduate psychology degree from Faulkner University, many students may enter work with clinics or work in hospitals or schools. Some also specialize in specific mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. There is also an academic component to the field that involves outside research and publishing in industry journals.

Degree Plan

Core Requirements 50 hours

Christian Literacy 18 hours

BI 1315 Biblical Worldview I (3 hours)

BI 1316 Biblical Worldview II (3 hours)

BI 2318 Understanding the Bible (3 hours)

BI 2319 Christian Ethics (3 hours)

BI 3311 Marriage and Family (3 hours)

BI 4311 Christian Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Cultural Heritage Literacy 9 hours

HU 2315 Western Tradition I (3 hours)

HU 2355 Western Tradition II (3 hours)

HY 2320 American Cultural Heritage (3 hours)

Information and Communication Literacy 9 hours

EH 1301 English Composition I (3 hours)

EH 1302 English Composition II (3 hours)

EH 2301, 2303 or 2304 English/American Literature (3 hours)

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy 7 hours

MH 1338 Finite Math – or higher (3 hours)

BIO 1300 Perspectives of Biology – or higher/approved (3 hours)

BIO 1100 Perspectives of Bio. Lab – or approved matching lab (1 hour)

Personal and Social Literacy 7 hours

PE 1300 Lifetime Fitness (3 hours)

FAF1111 or 2111 Faulkner Foundations (3 hours)

PY 1310 Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)

Major Requirements 71 hours

Psychology Major Field 29 hours

PY 1100 Seminar: Foundations in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 2100 Seminar: Special Topics in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 3100 Seminar: Readings in Psychology (1 hour)

PY 4100 Seminar: Senior Seminar in Psychology (1 hour)

COU 2320 Introduction to Counseling (3 hour)

PY 2301 Developmental Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3330 Behavioral Statistics (3 hours)

PY 3150 Research Methods Lab (1 hour)

PY 3350 Research Methods (3 hours)

PY 3360 Social Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4315 Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (3 hours)

PY 4351 Internship (3 hours)

PY 4391 Capstone Research Project (3 hours)

Degree Requirements 12 hours

PY 4310 Abnormal Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4330 Physiological Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4340 History and Systems (3 hours)

PY 3340 Theories of Personality (3 hours)

Electives 12 hours (4 courses)

Choose ONE Department Elective From This List: 

PY 4307 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3 hours)

PY 3315 Theories of Human System Dynamics (3 hours)

COU 3370 Group Dynamics (3 hours)

Choose THREE Department Electives From This List: 

COU 3324 Counseling Skills (3 hours)

COU 3375 Professional Counseling Theories (3 hours)

COU 2330 Parent-Child Relationships (3 hours)

COU 2355 Drugs & Society (3 hours)

COU 3312 Marital & Family Theory (3 hours)

COU 3313 Human Sexuality (3 hours)

COU 3351 Coping with Loss and Grief (3 hours)

COU 3355 Substance Abuse (3 hours)

COU 3365 Conflict Management (3 hours)

PY 3385 Behavior Modification Theories (3 hours)

COU 3320 Life-roles and Career Development (3 hours)

CJ 4306 Criminal Behavior Analysis (3 hours)

PY 4320 Health & Rehabilitation Psychology (3 hours)

PY 4320 Psychological Assessment (3 hours)

Free Electives 18 hours

Core Curriculum Requirements 50 hours

Professional and Major Field 71 hours

Total Hours Required for Graduation 121 hours

Admission Requirements

  • Must be a high school graduate with a regular or advanced diploma or have a GED certificate
  • If out of high school for less than five years, ACT (minimum 18 composite) or SAT (minimum 970) scores are required. ACT or SAT scores are not required for anyone having graduated high school more than five years ago.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for transfer applicants with a minimum of 24 transferable hours from a regionally accredited college or university.

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Tuition and Fees

2019-2020 Financial Information

Adult – Montgomery Campus $325 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Birmingham Extension Center $310 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Huntsville Extension Center $305 per semester hour
Adult/AA – Mobile Extension Center $325 per semester hour
Military Qualified Students (60 hours or less) $250 per semester hour
Eagle I Initiative Fee $100 per semester ($50 if 11 hours or less)
Registration Fee $120 per semester ($60 if 11 hours or less)
Online Course Fee $60 per semester hour
Emergency Response Fee $10 per semester, if at least one course is on campus
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If enrolling as a traditional student, please see the full tuition and fee schedule for applicable rates.

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