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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING AND FAMILY STUDIES

Office: 217 Polk Hall
Phone: 985-448-4370

Professors:  C. Broussard, Earl Folse, Rosenthal (Interim Head).
Associate Professors: D. Boudreaux, M. Boudreaux, Rachal, Stout, Tanner.
Assistant Professors:  J. Fanguy, Reynolds, Soignier, Betsy St. Pierre.
Instructors:  B. Knight.

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

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.  PSYC 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.

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

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. A minimum grade of C is required in each course for a minor.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 BIOL Elective GER 3
1 BIOL Elective GER 3
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HIST Sequence GER 3
1 HIST Sequence GER 3
1 MATH 100 or 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 PSYC 101 GER 3
1 SPCH 101 OCR 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
2 ENGL 366 or 368 GER 3
2 ENGL Literature Elective 200-level or above GER 3
2 Natural Sciences Elective GER 3
2 PSYC 204 3
2 PSYC 208 3
2 PSYC 209 3
2 PSYC 219 1
2 Social Sciences Elective NON-PSYC GER 3
2 Elective 3
3 Minor or Elective ** 3
3 Minor or Elective ** 3
3 Minor or Elective ** 3
3 PSYC 301 3
3 PSYC 303 3
3 PSYC 305 3
3 PSYC 309 3
3 PSYC 399 1
3 PSYC Elective ** 3
3 PSYC Elective 300-level or above 3
3 PSYC Elective 300-level or above 3
4 Rine Arts Elective GER 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 2
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 Minor or Elective ** 3
4 PSYC 475 2
4 PSYC Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS 120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

**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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