Psychology Courses of Study @ Honolulu University

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Prerequisite: General Psychology (Recommended: Biology or Zoology)

Major: In addition to the core courses, learners must take 9 additional courses choosing not less than 4 in either group.

Core Courses:

PSY 431 Statistics with Computer Applications (3)
PSY 433 Physiological Psychology (3)
PSY 435 Experimental Psychology (3)

Group A
PSY 419 Developmental Psychology (3)
PSY 422 Theories of Personality (3)
PSY 428 Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSY 450 Counseling Psychology (3)
PSY 452 Psychology of Women (3)
PSY 460 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
PSY 465 Clinical Psychology (3)

Group B
PSY 401 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 410 Theories of Learning (3)
PSY 431 Statistics with Computer Applications (3)
PSY 440 History of Psychology (3)
PSY 442 Motivation and Emotions (3)
PSY 444 Sensation and Perception (3)
PSY 454 Cognitive Processes (3)

Master of Arts in Psychology

This program provides the basic foundation for a career in practice as it applies in the areas of family counseling, substance abuse counseling, educational counseling, and the various forms of therapy available in the human potential movement.

Masters students will select an additional three courses in their area of emphasis from the graduate courses offered by the University. In addition each candidate will complete a thesis or portfolio of competence in his/her field of emphasis.

PSY 501 Human Biological, Psychological and Social Development (3)
PSY 502 Human Sexuality (3)
PSY 503 Psychopathology (3)
PSY 507 Psychopharmacology (3)
PSY 509 Professional Ethics and the Law (3)
PSY 511 Practicum in Counseling (3)
PSY 540 Humanistic Psychology (3)
PSY 550 Psychological Testing (3)
PSY 699 Directed Research (3)

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Doctoral degree candidates must complete a minimum of 60 graduate credit units in psychology in addition to a doctoral dissertation. These 60 units include the core courses (15 units) plus an additional 12 units defining a counseling or teaching emphasis.

The doctoral dissertation or portfolio of competence will consist of original research or a conceptual treatment of a career emphasis showing his/her professional mastery of that field.

Core courses:

PSY 506 Professional Issues in Psychology (3)
PSY 508 Research Methodology (3)
PSY 601 History and Systems of Psychology (3)
PSY 610 Psychophysiological Processes (3)
PSY 645 Systems of Psychotherapy (3)