The core curriculum for the online bachelor's degree in psychology, which is aligned with American Psychological Association guidelines, is designed to provide you with a solid grounding in the major theoretical schools of psychology and the findings of research. The program covers the application of psychological concepts and principles to individual cognitive and emotional functioning, the workplace, and interpersonal relationships. The program also emphasizes the application of biological, social, and professional principles and concepts in response to psychological needs.
Pi Gamma Mu is the international honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarship in the social sciences at UMUC. Students interested in anthropology, criminal justice, economics, gerontology, history, political science, social psychology, sociology, and women's studies may qualify for membership. The society recently named UMUC's Maryland Theta chapter to its Roll of Distinction, the highest honor that the society grants.
UMUC's Psychology Association for Students hosts guest speakers who discuss various psychology topics, careers in the field, and UMUC resources for students. The club provides a unique "classifieds" listing, where students can find ways to become involved, including working with professors on research. The club hosts conferences, where students can post questions to faculty and staff. Finally, members partake in discussions on graduate schools and careers in psychology.
An interdisciplinary introduction to the role of technology in contemporary society. The aim is to apply principles and concepts from a variety of social science disciplines (e.g., anthropology, sociology, psychology and gerontology) to explore the influence of technology on society and the effect of technological change on our social lives, including our interpersonal relationships, work, culture, and society. Topics include how technology changes relationships, the cumulative advantages and disadvantages associated with technology, digital natives versus digital immigrants, the pace of technological change, changes to the nature of how people learn and think, and the meaning of technology in society.
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Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: PSYC 300. An examination of the influence of social factors on individual and interpersonal behaviors. The objective is to analyze the underlying causes of individual and group behavior and the ways in which group attitudes and behaviors are related. Topics include conformity, attitudinal change, personal perception, and group behavior. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 221, BEHS 421, BEHS 450, PSYC 221, or PSYC 321.
A survey of the basic principles, research concepts, and problems in psychological science. The biological, cognitive, and social perspectives of human thought and behavior are addressed. The goal is to apply major concepts and use the scientific method to enhance the understanding of individual, community, and organizational life experiences. Topics include neuroscience, sensation and perception, learning and conditioning, memory, motivation, language and intelligence, personality and social behavior, and psychopathology and therapy. Applications of psychology are also presented. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BEHS 101 or PSYC 100.