BA, Psychology, Community Psychology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Community Psychology

The Community Psychology concentration is designed for students who are interested in working with community programs designed to serve individuals who are disadvantaged or feel disenfranchised. The focus of this concentration is on the cultural, environmental, economic, social, and political factors that influence and shape the lives of people throughout the world. It prepares students to apply psychological principles to person-environment fit. Classes cover theoretical perspectives, as well as applied experiences where problems are identified and solutions are developed.

Admission Requirements

Applicants intending on enrolling in this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  1. 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent.
  2. Completed application package. Applications are available online.
  3. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended. Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
  4. For those applying under an active military agreement with Brandman University, admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.

Graduation Requirements–Bachelor Degrees

  • A minimum of 120 credits.
  • 36 credits earned in upper- division coursework.
  • Minimum of 30 credits completed in residence at Brandman; 18 of which must be upper-division credits, 12 of which must be completed in students major.
  • A 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale at Brandman and transfer work.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in all major and minor coursework. Programs may have additional grade requirements.
  • Resolution of all “I” grades.
  • LBSU 302 Information Fluency and Academic Integrity (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)
  • LBSU 304 Liberal Arts Core Foundations- (Cannot be used as an elective in a major, minor, or certificate program)

All courses taken in the major program must be passed with a grade equivalent of “C” or higher. All required courses must be taken for a letter grade where the option exists.

 

Core Foundation in Psychological Science

PSYU 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATU 203 Introduction to Statistics 3
PSYU 301 Scientific Writing in Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
PSYU 304 Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences 3
PSYU 306 Critical Thinking 3
PSYU 320 Human Development Across the Lifespan 3
PSYU 328 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYU 333 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYU 336 Social Psychology 3
PSYU 351 History & Systems of Psychology 3
PSYU 480 Psychology Capstone 3
Total Credits   33

Community Psychology Concentration

PSYU 418  Community Mental Health 3
PSYU 421  Cross Cultural Psychology 3
PSYU 450 Introduction to Counseling 3
PSYU 468  Case Management  3
PSYU elective PSYU course of the student’s choice (upper division or equivalent) 3
Total Credits   15
Total Credits 48
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