Social Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology

Offered face-to-face on the Parkville campus, in the Kansas City area as an accelerated program, online, and as an extended learning program on select campuses.

Social Psychology is an adaptable major that trains students for a wide range of career options, and it is personally useful in every facet of your life beyond mere employment. It equips you with a set of tools useful for a wide range of careers in business and industry, government, applied social research, data analysis and interpretation, policy and program implementation, the helping and service professions, or continued graduate study in psychology or sociology. The B.S. degree requires a minimum of 120 total credit hours to graduate.

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  • 42 hours, 2.0 Cumulative GPA

  • 21 hours, 2.0 Cumulative GPA
  • The 21 hours must include the following courses:
    • SO 141 - Introduction to Sociology
    • PS 101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • PS/SO 301 - Social Psychology
    • SO 451 - Advanced Social Psychology
    • PS/SO 300 - Research Methods (Program specified substitution for EN 306 writing requirement.)
    • PS/SO 307 - Statistics for Social Sciences
    • Any additional Psychology or Sociology elective course

Parkville, 16-Week   Accelerated Kansas City   Online Accelerated   Extended 8-Week Accelerated

Senior Examination

The comprehensive examination will be required for all B.A. Psychology and B.S. Social Psychology students. For those students entering catalog years 2009 forward, it will be embedded in the PS/SO498 capstone course. It will be worth 25% of the student's grade in that course. The student will be able to take the comprehensive examination up to 3 times in a term and the highest score will be used for their grade in the course. For students in catalog year 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 must pass with a minimum score of 70%; and 2008-2009 must pass with a minimum score of 60%; the COEX is a proctored examination (closed book; 2 hour limit).