Psychology and Human Services Bachelor of Science

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services is a 3 year, work friendly degree program. This is a 60 credit hybrid program with an online component and a classroom component (one to two Saturdays a month). In the fall and spring, students take 2 courses at a time.  In summer session I and II, students take 2, 3 credit courses delivered in a 7 week format each.  There are 3 semesters later in the program where students enroll for 3 courses in a semester.  The majority of fall and spring courses are offered in a 15 week format. There is always at least one course in the fall and spring that is 15 weeks long. Occasionally, one course in a term may be offered in an 8 week format. Summer Session I courses are both offered on a 7 week schedule.

We also offer an accelerated program for students who would like to complete the program in two years. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see our two-year course sequence.


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 PHS320 - Research Design and Methods in Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3)
PHS PHS360 - Psychology of Aging (credits: 3) 
PHS PHS390 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders (credits: 3) 
PHS BIO320 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (credits: 3) 
PHS FMT325 - Introduction to Family Systems and Family Therapy (credits: 3) 
PHS PHIL320 - Introduction to 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 PHS399 - Senior Internship (credits: 3) 
PHS SOC310 - 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) 

Curriculum Summary
Total number of courses required for the degree: 20 minimum (in addition to 20 courses previously completed)
Total credit hours required for the degree: 60 minimum, and another 60 of which should be previously earned.

 Three Year Schedule

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer I Semester
Year One (18 credits)    
Course 1 (3 credits) Course 3 (3 credits) Course 5 (3 credits)
Course 2 (3 credits) Course 4 (3 credits) Course 6 (3 credits)
Year Two (18 credits)    
Course 7 (3 credits) Course 9 (3 credits) Course 11 (3 credits)
Course 8 (3 credits) Course 10 (3 credits) Course 12 (3 credits)
Year Three (24 credits)    
Course 13 (3 credits) Course 16 (3 credits) Course 19 (3 credits)
Course 14 (3 credits) Course 17 (3 credits) Course 20 (3 credits)
Course 15 (3 credits) Course 18 (3 credits)  

Three Year Course Sequence

Year One (18 credits)

Fall Semester (6 credits)
PHS PHS311 - Abnormal Psychology (credits: 3) 7 weeks
PHS PHS310 - Psychological Writing and Communication Skills (credits: 3)  15 weeks
 
Spring Semester (6 credits)
PHS PHS340 - Child and Adolescent Development (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS380 - Cross-Cultural Psychology (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Summer I Semester (6 credits)
PHS PHS330 - Ethics in Human Services (credits: 3) 7 weeks
PHS PHS410 - Introduction to Behavioral Health Care (credits: 3) 7 weeks

Year Two (18 credits)

Fall Semester (6 credits)
PHS PHS350 - Adult Development (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS420 - Introduction to Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Spring Semester (6 credits)
PHS SOC360 - Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS MATH310 - Statistics for Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Summer I Semester (6 credits)
PHS PHS360 - Psychology of Aging (credits: 3) 7 weeks
PHS PHS390 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders (credits: 3) 7 weeks

Year Three (24 credits)

Fall Semester (9 credits)
PHS BIO320 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS FMT325 - Introduction to Family Systems and Family Therapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHIL320 - Introduction to Trauma, Resilience and Crisis Intervention (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Spring Semester (9 credits)
PHS PHS320 - Research Design and Methods in Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS SOC340 - Fundamentals of Social Action (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS399 - Senior Internship (credits: 3) 15 weeks
 
Summer I Semester (6 credits)
PHS SOC310 - Sociology of Social Problems (credits: 3) 7 weeks
PHS ANTH320 - Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification (credits: 3) 7 weeks

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
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 Course Sequence

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) 7 weeks
PHS MATH310 - Statistics for Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 7 weeks

Summer 2 Semester
PHS PHS360 - Psychology of Aging (credits: 3) 7 weeks
PHS PHS390 - Psychology of Sex Roles and Genders (credits: 3) 7 weeks

Year Two

Fall Semester
PHS BIO320 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS FMT325 - Introduction to Family Systems and Family Therapy (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHIL320 - Introduction to Trauma, Resilience and Crisis Intervention (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS320 - Research Design and Methods in Psychological and Social Sciences (credits: 3) 15 weeks

Spring Semester
PHS SOC310 - Sociology of Social Problems (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS PHS399 - Senior Internship (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS SOC340 - Fundamentals of Social Action (credits: 3) 15 weeks
PHS ANTH320 - Ethnic Identity and Social Stratification (credits: 3) 15 weeks

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

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.

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