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2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Psychology, B.A.


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The goals of the Psychology are to:

The program aims to provide a curriculum that is consistent with the institutional mission and goals ofVoorhees University providing students with critical thinking and communication skills that will enhance their personal and professional lives. It is broadly conceived and designed to prepare program graduates for a variety of careers.

Psychology Outcomes:

The first three goals represent knowledge, skills, and values unique to psychology. The remaining goals represent knowledge, skills, and values for undergraduates further developed in psychology.

1. Theory and Content of Psychology
Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major theoretical approaches, findings, andhistorical trends in psychology.
 
2. Methodology
Students will demonstrate an understanding of major research methods in psychology, includingdesign, data analysis, and interpretation.
 
3. Application of Psychology
Students will apply psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues.
 
4. Information Competence, Technology, and Computers
Students will acquire information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for multiple purposes related to psychological science.
 
5. Critical Thinking, Logic, and Problem-Solving
Students will demonstrate the use and respect of skeptical inquiry, critical thinking, and thescientific approach to understanding behavior.
 
6. Cultural Awareness
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of cultural diversity and its influence on people’s affect, behavior and cognition.
 
7. Communication Skills
Students will express themselves effectively in written and oral communication.

Psychology Degree Requirements Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Student Name:
Track/Concentration:

Use this Program Map to choose courses with your advisor and track your progress towards milestones and completion of program.

  • Developmental Courses (will not count towards graduation)
  • A minimum grade of “C”or better must be earned in ENG 131  and ENG 132 
  • A maximum of one letter grade of “D” is allowed in core psychology courses

Department Information


Tywana L. Chenault-Hemby, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Humanities, Education, and Social Science
Associate Professor of Psychology
Matthew M. Goldson Fines Arts and Humanities Building, Room 101
Office: (803) 780-1079
tchenault@voorhees.edu

Faculty Advisor Information


Tywana L. Chenault-Hemby, Ph.D.
Department Chair of Humanities, Education, and Social Science
Associate Professor of Psychology
Matthew M. Goldson Fines Arts and Humanities Building, Room 101
Office: (803) 780-1079
tchenault@voorhees.edu

Program Specific


A passing grade of is required in all general education requirements. The General Education 44-hour curriculum is applicable to the Psychology major.

Mathematics Placement


Semester-by-Semester Program Plan for Full-Time Students


2nd Semester


Total: 14


Total: 11


5th Semester


Total: 17


6th Semester


Total: 17


Total: 16


Total: 16


Job Market Forecast


The psychologist job outlook is expected to be stronger than the average over the next decade, which is perhaps why psychology has become one of the most popular majors at universities throughout the United States, ranking in the top five degrees awarded at many schools. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that the demand for psychologists will grow at a rate of 14 percent over the next decade, which is faster than the average for all careers. Between 2016 and 2026, an estimated 23,000 psychologist jobs will be added to the U.S. economy.

Work environment

Career options utilize communication, interpersonal, and human behavior knowledge that psychology majors acquire during their undergraduate studies.

Professional/College student Organizations

American Psychology Association
Association of Educational Therapists
Psi Chi
National Association of African-American Psychologist

Career information

Career options utilize communication, interpersonal, and human behavior knowledge that psychology majors acquire during their undergraduate studies.
Psychologist (Educational, Industrial Organizational, Sport, Forensic, Experimental)
Psychometrist/Clinician
Substance Abuse Counselor
Sales Representatives
Advertising Agents
Psychiatric Technicians
Counselors
Probation and Parole Officer
Market Researcher
Teacher

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