Department Courses

PSYCHOLOGY is the science of behavior and mental processes. The goals of psychology are to describe behavior and then to explain, predict, and manage that behavior. Some psychologists do basic research to discover how people think and act using verifiable observations and controlled experiments. Many of the problems facing society today are problems of behavior; violence, addiction, stress, and our relations with the environment. After completing a few psychology courses you will better understand why people do the things they do.

PSY 100 Psychology of Adjustment PSY 221 Child Psychology
PSY 101 General Psychology 1 PSY 222 Psychology of Adolescence
PSY 102 General Psychology 2 PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 220 Developmental Psychology PSY 250 Human Sexuality

Students must complete PSY 101 to qualify for the more advanced courses. PSY 101 is recommended for people thinking about majoring in psychology.

SOCIOLOGY is the study of human social life. Sociologists focus on how societies are structured, how power, wealth, and prestige are distributed, and how social changes takes place. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from interaction within families to the relationships of international politics and commerce; from criminal gangs to religious cults; from the beliefs about race and culture that tear people apart to the shared values that hold societies together. Sociology is ideal for the person who wants to understand why people, groups, and nations act the way they do.

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SOC 220 Race/Ethnic/Society
SOC 120 Social Problems SOC 231 The Family

You must pass either SOC 101 or SOC 120 before you will be allowed to take an upper-level course.