Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The Department of Psychology and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree, as well as a minor in Psychology. The degree is offered both as a traditional day and a part-time evening major, with both programs preparing students for careers and graduate work in psychology. The evening program is the only comprehensive evening psychology degree offered in the Bay Area, offering some courses in intensive format for qualified students.
Psychology is the branch of science that studies human behavior and mental processes. The department offers a strong general psychology curriculum, as recommended by the American Psychological Association.Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology will study within the various subfields of psychology, including cognitive, social, developmental, and abnormal psychology. However, students are also encouraged to create a personalized curriculum on top of the core requirements, to develop an innovative foundation for future employment or graduate work. Special emphasis is placed on helping the psychology student to develop analytic skills and interdisciplinary perspectives, through lively classroom work, individual research, and study in the major areas of psychology. Community-based learning has become a focus of the program, giving students an opportunity to immerse themselves in diverse communities and participate in multiple community organizations.
Psychology Articulated Programs
Both traditional day and evening undergraduate psychology programs offer special articulated programs with NDNU's graduate programs in Art Therapy and Clinical Psychology and with NDNU's Special Education degree programs. Articulated programs allow qualified students, in their last year of undergraduate work, to begin study for the master's degree, while completing the bachelor's degree. They are allowed to enroll in up to six units of selected graduate coursework, that fulfills the undergraduate psychology elective requirements, while also counting toward the master's degree. Undergraduate psychology majors who are interested in NDNU’s Art Therapy graduate program are also encouraged to minor in Art.
NDNU admits students throughout the year for fall, spring, and summer semesters. Please review the NDNU General Catalog for complete admission requirements.
Mary Grace Almandrez, Lecturer in Psychology, at NDNU since 2003
BA, University of San Diego; MS, Western Maryland College
Jeremy Cohen, Lecturer in Psychology and Sociology, at NDNU since 2009
BS, Ph.D., Tulane University; Postdoctoral Certificate, Stanford University
Stephen La Plant, Lecturer in Psychology and Sociology, at NDNU since 2005
BA, University of San Francisco; MA, University of Chicago
Jean Nyland, Professor of Psychology, at NDNU since 1989
BA, University of Oregon; MA, University of Hawaii; MA, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of Hawaii
Paula O‘Sullivan, Lecturer in Psychology ,at NDNU since 2002
BS, College of Notre Dame; MS, Ph.D., Pacific Graduate School of Psychology
Gretchen Wehrle, Professor of Psychology and Chair, Department of Psychology/Sociology, at NDNU since 1999
BA, University of California, Riverside; Ph.D., State University of New York at Stonybrook
Gretchen Wehrle, Ph.D, Chair, Department of Psychology and Sociology
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