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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, COUNSELING AND FAMILY STUDIES

Office: 217 College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 985-448-4370
Professors: M. Boudreaux, C. Broussard.
Associate Professors: Fanguy-Cortez, Rachal, Soignier.
Assistant Professors: Fowler, Henson, Johns, Knight, Reynolds (Head), Betsy St. Pierre, Varnado-Johnson.
Instructors: Arcemont, Coddou, Traigle.

PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology 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 (non-concentration) 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 475 must be completed at Nicholls State University. Each student majoring in Psychology (non-concentration) 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.

Students majoring in Psychology may choose to complete a concentration, which provides depth and breadth of knowledge in a particular area of Psychology. Students who pursue the Pre-Counseling Concentration do not need to earn a minor.

Pre-Counseling Concentration: This concentration is recommended for those who are interested in pursuing bachelor-level careers in the counseling and/or helping profession. This concentration also provides the foundation for those who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in a counseling related field such as Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling, and Social Work.

The following concentration courses must be completed at Nicholls State University: PSYC 131, 234, 360, 370, 377, 448, 461, 464, 493, and 494.

The Psychology 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.

Available Minors

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.

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS: PSYC 131, 234, 448, 461, 464, 471, NURS 307, and SOCI 387. A minimum grade of a C is required in each course for a minor.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology

  • Pre-Counseling Concentration (PSPC)

 

  • (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 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 or
Concentration Course
209 3
2 PSYC or
Concentration Course
219 1
2 Social Sciences Elective NON-PSYC GER 3
2 Minor or Concentration Course 3
2 Minor or Concentration Course ** 3
3 Minor or Concentration Course ** 3
3 Minor or Concentration Course ** 3
3 PSYC 301 3
3 PSYC 303 3
3 PSYC 305 3
3 PSYC 309 3
3 PSYC or
Concentration Course
399 1
3 PSYC Elective or
Concentration Course
** 3
3 PSYC Elective or
Concentration Course
300-level or above 3
3 PSYC Elective or
Concentration Course
300-level or above 3
4 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
4 Elective or
Concentration Course
2
4 Minor or 
Concentration Course
** 3
4 Minor or 
Concentration Course
** 3
4 Elective or
Concentration Course
** 3
4 PSYC Elective or
Concentration Course
** 3
4 PSYC 475 or
Concentration Course
2
4 Electives or
Concentration Course
6
4 Electives or
Concentration Course
6
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.

Pre-Counseling Concentration

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PSYC 131 (3)
PSYC 212 (3)
PSYC 232 (3)
PSYC 234 (3)
PSYC 360 (3)
PSYC 370 (3)
PSYC 377 (3)
PSYC 402 (3)
PSYC 407 (3)
PSYC 448 (3)
PSYC 461 (3)
PSYC 464 (3)
PSYC 471 (3)
PSYC 480 (3)
PSYC 493 (6)
PSYC 494 (6)