Psychology and Human Services Bachelor of Science

Curriculum Map

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services is a 3-year part-time or 2-year full-time, work friendly degree program. This is a 60 credit hybrid program with an online component and a classroom component. 


Curriculum

Core Courses
PHS PHS311 - Abnormal Psychology (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS310 - Psychological Writing and Communication Skills (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS340 - Child and Adolescent Development (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS380 - Cross-Cultural Psychology (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS330 - Ethics in Human Services (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS410 - Introduction to Behavioral Health Care (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS350 - Adult Development (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS420 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 
PHS SOC360 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS403 - Research Design and Methods in Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3)
PHS PHS400 - Psychology of Aging (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS401 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders (credits: 3) 
PHS BIO404 - Behavioral Neuroscience (credits: 3) 
PHS FMT325 - Introduction to Family Systems and Family Therapy (credits: 3) 
PHS PHIL405 - Trauma, Resilience and Crisis Intervention (credits: 3) 
PHS MATH310 - Statistics for Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 
PHS SOC340 - Fundamentals of Social Action (credits: 3) 
PHS ANTH320 - Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS402 - Senior Internship (credits: 3) 
PHS SOC320 - Sociology of Social Problems (credits: 3) 

Electives
PHS BS101 - Best Practices in Case Management (credits: 3) 
PHS BS102 - Leadership in Human Services (credits: 3) 
PHS BS103 - Chronic and Severe Mental Illness (credits: 3) 
PHS BS104 - Introduction to Theories of Personality (credits: 3) 
PHS BS105 - Introduction to Clinical Interviewing and Motivational Interviewing (credits: 3) 
 

Three Year Part-Time Course Sequence

Part-time students are required to be on campus an average of 4-full Saturdays a semester. In the fall and spring of Year I, students take 2 courses at a time. In summer session I each year, students take 2, 3 credit courses. Beginning in Year II, students enroll in 3-courses in each Fall and Spring semester. The majority of Fall and Spring courses are offered in a 15 week format.

Year One

Fall Semester 
PHS PHS311 - Abnormal Psychology (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS310 - Psychological Writing and Communication Skills (credits: 3)  15 weeks
 
Spring Semester 
PHS PHS340 - Child and Adolescent Development (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS380 - Cross-Cultural Psychology (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Summer I Semester 
PHS PHS330 - Ethics in Human Services (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS410 - Introduction to Behavioral Health Care (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Year Two

Fall Semester 
PHS PHS350 - Adult Development (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS420 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS BIO404 - Behavioral Neuroscience (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Spring Semester 
PHS SOC360 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS MATH310 - Statistics for Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS FMT325 - Introduction to Family Systems and Family Therapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Summer I Semester
PHS PHS400 - Psychology of Aging (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS401 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Year Three

Fall Semester 
PHS PHIL405 - Trauma, Resilience and Crisis Intervention (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS403 - Research Design and Methods in Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS SOC340 - Fundamentals of Social Action (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Spring Semester
PHS PHS402 - Senior Internship (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS SOC320 - Sociology of Social Problems (credits: 3)* 15 weeks
PHS ANTH320 - Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification (credits: 3)* 15 weeks
*Course qualifies for a Gen Ed requirement.

Electives

PHS BS101 - Best Practices in Case Management (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS102 - Leadership in Human Services (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS103 - Chronic and Severe Mental Illness (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS104 - Introduction to Theories of Personality (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS105 - Introduction to Clinical Interviewing and Motivational Interviewing (credits: 3) 8 weeks

Notes:   
1) William James College reserves the right to make changes in the sequence of courses as well as the actual required courses. All college programs do regular reviews and updates of their curriculum.
2) Please discuss registration for electives with your advisor prior to seeking enrollment.
3) Electives are offered on an as needed basis.

Two Year Full-Time Course Sequence

Full-time students are required to be on campus 2-full Saturdays a month. In the fall and spring of year I, students take 2, 3 credit courses at a time. In summer session I and summer II, students take 2, 3 credit courses. There are 4 semester later in the program where students enroll for 3 courses in each semester. The majority of Fall and Spring courses are offered in a 15-week format.

Year One

Fall Semester
PHS PHS311 - Abnormal Psychology (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS310 - Psychological Writing and Communication Skills (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS340 - Child and Adolescent Development (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS380 - Cross-Cultural Psychology (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Spring Semester
PHS PHS330 - Ethics in Human Services (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS410 - Introduction to Behavioral Health Care (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS350 - Adult Development (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS420 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Summer 1 Semester
PHS SOC360 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS MATH310 - Statistics for Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Summer 2 Semester
PHS PHS400 - Psychology of Aging (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS401 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Year Two

Fall Semester
PHS BIO404 - Behavioral Neuroscience (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS FMT325 - Introduction to Family Systems and Family Therapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHIL405 - Trauma, Resilience and Crisis Intervention (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS SOC340 - Fundamentals of Social Action (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Spring Semester
PHS PHS402 - Senior Internship (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS SOC320 - Sociology of Social Problems (credits: 3)* 15 weeks
PHS ANTH320 - Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification (credits: 3)* 15 weeks
PHS PHS403 - Research Design and Methods in Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks
*Course qualifies for Gen Ed requirement.

Electives

PHS BS101 - Best Practices in Case Management (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS102 - Leadership in Human Services (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS103 - Chronic and Severe Mental Illness (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS104 - Introduction to Theories of Personality (credits: 3) 8 weeks
PHS BS105 - Introduction to Clinical Interviewing and Motivational Interviewing (credits: 3) 8 weeks

Notes:
1) William James College reserves the right to make changes in the sequence of courses as well as the actual required courses. All college programs do regular reviews and updates of their curriculum.
2) Please discuss registration for electives with your advisor prior to seeking enrollment.