Southern Polytechnic State University

Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2011-2012


Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Faculty:

Richard Bennett, Associate Professor and Director of International Studies

Albert Churella, Associate Professor

J. LaJuana Cochrane, Associate Professor and Psychology Coordinator

Jamye Hickman, Assistant Professor

Marianne Holdzkom, Assistant Professor

Julie Newell, Professor and Chair of Department

Thomas J. Nisley, Assistant Professor

Bernice Nuhfer-Halten, Professor and Language Coordinator, Thomas E. Rotnem, Associate Professor and International Studies Coordinator

William Skutans, Lecturer

Roger Soiset, Lecturer

Carl Snook, Assistant Professor

Mark D. Vickrey, Lecturer

By offering a Psychology degree with concentrations in engineering psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, and general psychology, SPSU seeks to produce graduates who have a balanced, career-based education in psychology with a wide range of skills and practical knowledge.

The Psychology degree will prepare graduates for employment in:


Graduate study

Work in the corporate sector

Work in the non-profit sector

Students pursuing this degree must complete:

The Core Curriculum


Required Upper Division Core in international studies


A particular area of concentration


Directed International Electives


Free Electives


Any courses taken to satisfy degree program requirements in Psychology Required Upper Division Core and the student's Concentration must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

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