PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Psychology Program goal is to develop a balanced appreciation for the discipline as a science (which seeks to discover general principles of human experience and behavior), and as an art (which effectively applies these principles to the unique individual). The program aims to provide information, activities and demonstrations that provide the motivation and thinking tools to explore the interface between the mind and a person’s body, values, family and culture.

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  • Family Services Worker
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  • Veteran's Adviser
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GRADUATE PROGRAM IN …

  • Counseling Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Human Resources
  • Art Therapy
  • Genetic Counseling

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

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Elizabeth dendekker

Assistant Professor
Psychology Department

Phone920-686-6119
Emailelizabeth.dendekker@sl.edu 

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Valerie Grissom

Assistant Professor
Psychology Department

Phone920-686-6220
Emailvalerie.grissom@sl.edu

 

 

Program LEarning Outcomes

  1. Students will recognize the historical origins and development of psychology and will demonstrate sophisticated use of social science information.

  2. Students will identify human behavior over the lifespan in the context of global and cross-cultural awareness and analyze deviations from normal behavior using the biopsychosocial model.

  3. Students will apply theories learned from psychology to practical situations, keeping in mind ethical issues stemming from Judeo-Christian and Franciscan value systems.

  4. Students will examine the balance of psychology as both a science and an art and analyze the interrelatedness of various areas within psychology as well as interconnections between psychology and the other disciplines.

  5. Students will engage in behaviors consistent with dispositions of servant leadership and examine the variable perspectives and experiences of people of differing race, ethnic background, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Acceptance into Silver Lake College of the Holy Family through the admissions process.

Courses offered in the accelerated format have specific entrance requirements:

  • A minimum of 45 college credits (a maximum of 15 credits may be earned through a Credit for Prior Learning process if applicable).
  • Successful completion of a college-level introductory psychology course.
  • Initiative, time and study skills required for accelerated learning.
  • 18 credits in Psychology support courses.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • A minimum of one-third of the required courses must be completed through Silver Lake College of the Holy Family.

INTERMEDIATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Career Planning meeting with academic advisor.
  • Completion of program goal survey.

PROGRAM EXIT REQUIREMENTS

Capstone Course: PSY 475 Community Psychology & Service.

Program Curriculum

 

Psychology Major 36 credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 201 Research Methods 3
PSY 202 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 203 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSY 204 Social Psychology 3
PSY 301 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 400 Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSY 475 Community Psychology and Service 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Family Studies 3

 

Developmental Psychology

3-6 credits

Choose from:  
PSY 274 Life Span Development
or PSY 209 Human Behavior & the Social Environment
3
or two of the following:  
PSY 370 Adult Development and Aging 3
PSY 375 Child Growth and Development 3
PSY 376 Adolescent Psychology 3

 

Mind/Body Psychology 3 credits
Choose one:  
PSY 213 Stress Management 3
PSY 214 Health Psychology 3

 

Elective Courses 3 credits
BUS 210 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 310 Management and Organizational Behavior 3
PSY ___ Electives 3
SOC 372 Leadership Work and Service 3

 

 
**Traditional students are advised to complete a minor program. 

Psychology Minor 22 credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 202 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 301 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 475 Community Psychology and Service 3
PSY ___ Electives 10
**SOC 210 & SOC 304 can be used as electives  

 

Psychology Minor for Teacher Licensure 22 credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 202 Theories of Personality 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Family Studies 3
   
Developmental Psychology 3
Choose from:  
PSY 274 Life Span Development 3
PSY 375 Child Growth and Development 3
PSY 376 Adolescent Psychology 3
   
Clinical Psychology 3
Choose from:  
PSY 301 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 400 Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
PSY 401 Theory and Practice of Family Therapy 3
   
Mind/Body Psychology 3
Choose from:  
PSY 213 Stress Management 3
PSY 214 Health Psychology 3
   
Elective Courses 4
PSY ___ Electives or EDU 270 4
   
Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence or Early Adolescence-Adolescence teacher licensure for Psychology majors or minors requires:  
BIO 380 Environmental Education
 or Environmental Workshop
1/0
ECN 201 Macroeconomics
or ECN 202 Microeconomics
3
PSY 443 Curriculum and Methods Psychology: Early Adolescence – Adolescence 2
PSY 453 Student Teaching Psychology: Middle Childhood –  Adolescence 1-12
PSY 454 Student Teaching Psychology: Early Adolescence –  Adolescence 1-12
Teacher Education Core Courses 33

 

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