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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELOR EDUCATION

Office: 217 Polk Hall
Phone: 985-448-4370
Professors: E. Folse, Mathis, Price, Rosenthal, Welsh (Head).
Associate Professors: D. Boudreaux, M. Boudreaux, Brigham,  C. Broussard, K. Chris Rachal, Stout, Tanner.
Assistant Professors: M. Oncale.

The university awards the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology to the student who completes the curriculum below. This curriculum is designed with two goals in mind:

  • (1) to provide a strong liberal arts education which prepares students for a variety of careers and
  • (2) to provide an adequate foundation of psychological knowledge and skills to those students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in psychology or related areas.

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 101, 102; MATH 101, and all psychology courses used to fulfill requirements of the major. The structure of the program leading to a bachelor’s degree in Psychology is hierarchical i.e., many of the required courses are sequenced and must be completed in the appropriate order. Core courses (Psychology 208, 209, 305, 309, 312, and 401) must be completed at Nicholls State University. Each student majoring in psychology must complete requirements for a minor in another field. This minor must be selected from those described in the university Catalog; the minor may not be selected from any area of teacher education.

Psychology Minor

Students who are not majoring in psychology may complete a minor in the field by earning 21 semester hours of credit as follows: PSYC 101; 204 or 211; 208 or 301 or 302 or 402, and 12 hours of electives in Psychology.

NOTE: Students majoring in a teacher education program are not allowed to select a minor in psychology.

The University awards the Bachelor of Science degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Child, Family and Social Services upon the successful completion of the selected curriculum and the requirements of the university and the College of Education. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 101, 102; MATH 101, and for all non GER courses. Core courses (FACS 131, 334, 448, 461, 464 and 495) must be completed at Nicholls State University. The Child, Family and Social Service curriculum prepares graduates for employment in community institutions and/or agencies working with children and families.

Students who are not majoring in Child, Family & Social Services may minor in Child, Family & Social Services, Addictive Behaviors, or Gerontology.   Nineteen hours of coursework with a minimum grade of C in each course is required for a minor. Minors available and course requirements are as follows:

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS: FACS 131, 334, 448, 461, 464, 471, NURS 307, and SOCI 387. These courses should meet the coursework requirements of the state for certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (CHILD, FAMILY & SOCIAL SERVICES): FACS 131, 334, 461, 464, PSYC 204 and PSYC 301.

GERONTOLOGY: FACS 131, 334, 464, 470, NURS 352, and PSYC 212.

The department offers graduate-level programs in school counseling, psychological counseling, and school psychology. Additional information about these programs may be found in the Graduate Studies section of this Catalog.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem.Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem.Hrs.
BIOL Electives (GER) 6 CMPS Elective 3
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6 CMPS 101, 120, or OIS 200 (CLR) 3
Freshman Seminar Course (UR) 1 ENGL 366 or 368 (GER) 3
HIST Sequence (GER) 6 ENGL Literature Elective (200 or
above)
3
MATH 100 or MATH 101, MATH Elective  (GER) 6 PHSC Elective (GER) 3
PSYC 101 3 PSYC 204, 208, 209 9
SPCH 101 (OCR) 3 Social Science Elective (non-PSYC) (GER) 3
31 Elective 3
30
JUNIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs. SENIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs.
Minor or Electives* 9 Arts Elective (GER) 3
PSYC 301, 302, 303, 305, 309, 312, 399 19 Minor or Electives* 24
PSYC Elective* 3 PSYC 401 and Elective 6
31 33

Total Hours Required for Degree: 125

*Must include sufficient number of hours at 300 level or above to meet university requirement of 45 hours of 300 level or above coursework

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