Psychology Degree (B.A.), Part-time Evening

Why Study Psychology During the Evening?

We are proud to offer a part-time course schedule designed for today’s busy student. Our part-time programs allow students to complete their degree on a timeline that fits their schedules. Courses may be offered year-round in the fall, winter, spring, and two summer sessions. 

*Note: For programs that may require day courses Graduate and Continuing Education students register during cross registration or add/drop period.

Requirements for the Psychology Degree

Requirements for Psychology Majors

Psychology majors must complete a minimum of 21 credits in the Department at Westfield State University.

    Required Courses - 12 Credits

    • PSYC 0101 - Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 0219 - Research Methods in Psychology I
    • orCOMM 0320  Foundations of Communications ResearchorCRJU 0231 Research Methods in Criminal JusticeorSOCW 0204 Introduction to Research Methods in Social Work 
    • PSYC 0308 - Statistics for Psychologists
    • PSYC 0319 - Research Methods in Psychology II

    Content Courses - 18 Credits

    Select the number of courses indicated below from each of the 4 categories.

      Basic Processes - choose 2

       

      • PSYC 0215 - Adaptation and Animal Behavior
      • PSYC 0306 - Learning
      • PSYC 0341 - Cognitive Psychology
      • PSYC 0312 - Physiological Psychology
      • PSYC 0359 - Sensation and Perception

      Individual and Social Systems - choose 1

       

      • PSYC 0201 - Theories of Personality
      • PSYC 0304 - Social Psychology
      • PSYC 0336 - Psychology of the Family

      Development - choose 1

       

      • PSYC 0202 - Child Development
      • PSYC 0203 - Adolescent Development
      • PSYC 0208 - Adult Development and Aging

      Applied - choose 2

       

      • PSYC 0206 - Educational Psychology
      • PSYC 0200 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      • PSYC 0303 - Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 0305 - Forensic Psychology
      • PSYC 0311 - Health Psychology
      • PSYC 0317 - Applied Behavior Analysis
      • PSYC 0318 - Psychology of Interpersonal Relations and Communications
      • PSYC 0320 - Psychometrics: Psychological Tests and Measurements
      • PSYC 0322 - Theories of Counseling

      Capstone Experience - 3 Credits

      Pre-requisites:  All capstone experiences (CE) require the student to be a senior Psychology major.  Some CE's may have additional pre-requisites.  Choose one of the following options:

      • PSYC 0333 - Practicum in Psychology
      • PSYC 0351 - Emotion
      • PSYC 0364 - Drugs and Behavior
      • PSYC 0367 - Capstone Experience: Advanced Developmental Science
      • PSYC 0369 - Capstone Experience: Psychology of Film
      • PSYC 0371 - Capstone Experience: Developmental Disabilities
      • PSYC 0372 - Capstone Experience: Behaviorism in Contemporary Society
      • PSYC 0374 - Capstone Experience: Health of Vulnerable Populations
      • PSYC 0376 - Capstone Experience: Psychology of Depression
      • PSYC 0378 - Capstone Experience: Ethics in Psychology
      • PSYC 0380 - Capstone Experience: Positive Psychology
      • PSYC 0382 - Capstone Experience: Psychological Assessment and Program Evaluation
      • PSYC 0384 - Capstone Experience: Psychology of Crime Lab
      • PSYC 0386 - Capstone Experience: ABA Research Design and Ethics
      • PSYC 0396 - Capstone Experience: Independent Study
      • Honors Thesis in Psychology (as part of the University Honors program) Other CE offerings may be available in any given semester.  Please see your academic advisor for details.  Note: If recieving 6 credits for PSYC 0333, 0396, 0397 or Honors Thesis, 3 credits may apply to the capstone requirement and 3 may apply to Psychology major electives. 

      Electives in Psychology - 6 credits

      2, 200 or 300-level psychology courses with advisement.

        Department Assessment Post-Test

        • PSYC 0395 - Department Internal Evaluation: Post-Test

        Total 39 Psychology credits

         

          CORE Lab Science - 4 Credits

           

          • BIOL 0104 - Human Biology or
          • BIOL 0106 - Biology Today or
          • BIOL 0237 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
          • Department approved substitution Credits: 4 or

          Additional Graduation Requirements

          All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core .

            Clubs & Organizations

            Psychology Club

            The purpose of the Psychology Club is to foster an active interest in Psychology through various activities.

            Psi Chi - WSU Chapter

            International Honor Society in Psychology. Building relationships that advance psychology.

            Psi Chi