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Bachelor of Arts in Law, Politics, and Society
General Requirements
In addition to the specific courses required by this program, students must complete the general degree requirements as detailed in the Academic Programs section of this catalog.
 
The Law, Politics and Society major is designed for students who are interested in careers in law, law enforcement, government, public service and/or who want to go on to law school, graduate school in political science, or graduate school in sociology to become full-fledged members of these professions.
 
The Law, Politics and Society majors will:
> Examine the relationships between the various branches of the U.S. government, as well as between state and federal governments to achieve a more holistic understanding of American government.
> Examine the unique role of the courts in American law, politics and society to gain a comprehensive understanding of various theoretical and empirical perspectives on law, legal change, and the relationship between courts and society.
> Evaluate normative arguments regarding justice and equality in theory and in practice.
> Critically analyze how governmental programs and policies are formulated, implemented and evaluated, such as nationalized health care.
> Analyze the ideological underpinnings of American politics and government that constitute the basis of American political thought to gain a more nuanced understanding of it.
> Critically analyze the unique role of the U.S. in world.
> Examine the governments, political institutions, and politics of other nations to achieve a comparative understanding of them.
 
The Law, Politics and Society major is relevant for students who are interested in careers in law, politics, government, and/or public service in relevant government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the private sector, at the local, state, national level.
 
Law, Politics and Society Program Requirements
7 Core Requirements:
PSC 201 Introduction to Politics
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology
PSC 231 American Government
LPS 255 Philosophy of Law
LST 422 Law and Society
LPS 490 Senior Seminar in Law, Politics and Society
LPS 499 Internship
 
In addition to the above 7 core requirements, students are required to take 3 courses within one of the following 3 tracks/concentrations:
 
American Law and Politics - Concentration
CRJ 101 American Justice System
PPO 202 Contemporary Public Policy
CRJ 210 Constitutional Law
CRJ 360 Contemporary Constitutional Issues
PSC 408 Modern Presidency
 
Political Science - Concentration
JSS 210 Researching the Social World
PSC 240Governments of the World
PSC 320 How Do (And Don't) Countries Get Along
ORPSC 407 American Foreign Policy
 
Sociology - Concentration
JSS 210 Researching the Social World
SOC 207 Sociology of a Multicultural World
SOC 211 Sociological Theory
SOC 221 Social Problems in America
SOC 331 Conformity, Deviance and Social Control
 
In addition, students are required to take 1 upper level elective within the Law, Politics and Society major or in a related field, such as Criminal Justice, in consultation with their advisor in the Law, Politics and Society Program
 
Minors
Law, Politics and Society Minor
3 Core Requirements:
> SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology
> PSC 201 Introduction to Politics
> PSC 231 American Government
 
3 upper level (300-400) electives within the major.
 
Political Science Minor
The analytic skills and knowledge acquired through the study of political science can also be useful for students pursuing other concentrations at the College, particularly those interested in how government and public policy affect their primary interest. The minor requires six courses in Political Science, at least two of which must the introductory courses:
> PSC 201 Introduction to Political Science
> PSC 320 How Do (And Don't) Countries Get Along (formerly, Introduction to International Relations
> PSC 231 American Government
> PSC 240 Introduction to Comparative Politics
 
Sociology Minor
The discipline of sociology considers cultural, social, political, economic, and environmental forces as they the world and individuals within it. The Sociology Minor will nicely complement programs in Criminal Justice, Human Development and Human Services, Social Work, and Psychology.
 
Four Required Courses
> JSS 210 Researching the Social World
> SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology
> SOC 211 Sociological Theory
> SOC 221 Social Problems in American Society
 
Two electives from any of the following groups:
Social Inequality
> SWK 307 Issues of Diversity and Oppression
> BLP 410 Diversity in the Workforce
> CRJ 421 Gender, Crime, and Justice
> CRJ 423 Race and Crime
 
The Family and the Individual
> CRJ 422 Domestic Violence
> HDS 315 Family and Community Relationships
> PSY 313 Psychology of Personality
> PSY 422 Social Psychology
> SWK 348 Growth and Behavior and the Social Environment I
> SWK 349 Growth and Behavior and the Social Environment II
> SWK 350 Child Abuse, Family Preservation, and Permanency Planning
> SWK 333 Wellness and Mental Health
> SWK 408 Marriage and the Family
 
Cultural and Institutions
> SOC 207 Sociology of a Multicultural World
> SOC 351 Sociology of Sport
> CRJ 304 Drugs and Society
> CRJ 362 Victimology
> CRJ 369 Organized Crime
> CRJ 410 Juvenile Justice
> CRJ 421 Social Issues in Criminal Justice
 
Law, Politics, and Society Course Offerings
LPS 250 American Legal History (3)
This course will give students an understanding of the case law, legislation and legal theory that has helped to shape American life. Special emphasis will be placed on the expanding concept of what it means to be an American citizen through our national history. Finally the course will challenge students to think critically about American Legal History and how knowledge of that history can be used by students to more fully be "Americans".
 
LPS 255 Philosophy of Law (3)
This course examines the history and evolution of law as well as the various schools of thought concerning legal interpretation. This exploration of the law extends beyond a historical and philosophical analysis by integrating a series of 'real world' moral and legal issues. As such, the relationship between law and justice is examined. Moreover, this practical application of legal analysis is conducted from a local, national and international perspective. This course is a custom-designed seminar style class intended to introduce students to philosophical thinking about the law through active engagement.
 
LPS 490 Senior Seminar in Law, Politics and Society
 
LPS 496 Directed Study (3)
A custom-designed academic experience in legal studies that provides curricular enrichment and flexibility. Directed studies are considered for the expansion of an existing course and/or to complete a major research project which cannot be undertaken in the context of an existing course. The proposal must be approved by the supervising professor, the academic advisor and the dean of the school.
 
LPS 499 Internship (Variable)
An opportunity for students in their senior year to gain valuable practical experience in a field related to their major. The students will integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding derived from foundation courses and content areas included in their field of study.
 
LST 422 Law and Society (3)
Focuses on the interaction of law and legal institutions with social, political, and economic systems. This interdisciplinary course will examine the historical and philosophical foundations of law and the social forces influencing the making, interpretation and enforcement of laws. This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the role of law in society, to approach questions from an interdisciplinary perspective and to think critically about issues of social justice.
 
PLS 107 Legal Research and Writing (3)
Teaches the legal research and writing skills fundamental to legal studies. Students learn how to research statutes, case law, and secondary sources. Students use digests and other finding aids and Shepard's Citations. Students learn the basics of Westlaw. Research instruction is accompanied by legal writing instruction. Students learn to prepare briefs cases and memos of law.
 
PPO 202 Contemporary Public Policy (3)
A course that explores contemporary issues in policy and decision making. Examines selected major contemporary national problems of the United States and the federal policies designed to deal with them. Specific problems include: poverty, welfare, the economy, education, health, transportation, consumer protection, environmental protection, and energy. It considers the interaction between government and interest groups in designing and implementing public policy and evaluates the thinking of those who have advocated and opposed the expansion of government responsibility for a wide range of social action.
 
PSC 201 Introduction to Politics (3)
Explores the role of government in addressing fundamental social problems and the delicate balance between government's role and individual rights as well as the relationship of the U.S. to the world.
 
PSC 231 American Government (3)
Presents essentials of American Constitutional history; interpretation of constitutional principles; structure and composition of the legislative, executive and judicial department of the national government; political parties; foreign affairs; general welfare problems.
 
PSC 240 Governments of the World (3) previously Comparative Politics
Introduces students to the study of politics in other societies. The course examines the relationship between the government, economy and society, the interaction of individuals, institutions and ideas, as well as the role of the military, the church and the media in the development of states and civil society.
 
PSC 320 How Do (and Don't) Countries Get Along (3) formerly International Relations
Introduces the major theories and concepts in international politics and examines the evolution of the international system during the modern era. Main topics include: the causes of war and peace, the dynamics of colonialism and post colonialism, the emergence of global environmental issues, the nature and functioning of international institutions, the legal and ethical obligations of states, the international sources of wealth and poverty, and the challenges globalization poses to the international system.
 
PSC 330 Politics of Terrorism (3)
Introduces students to the main theoretical frameworks that explain the outbreak of war and conflict and the use of terrorism as a political tactic. These theories come from several of disciplines, including political science, anthropology, and sociology, among others. The class will apply these theories to the US war on terrorism since 2001. Other cases will be explored to shed light on that central case.
 
PSC 390 Politics of Reconciliation (3)
Examines the politics of truth, reconciliation and justice in countries that experienced mass genocide or widespread human rights abuses. What kind of justice do countries seek to remedy the past? How do countries balance "truth" and "reconciliation"? What are the consequences for perpetrators and victims? Although this may vary, the course examines the International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg, the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRC) of Chile, and South Africa, the United Nations Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda, and the trials of Augusto Pinochet and Saddam Hussein.
 
PSC 407 American Foreign Policy (3)
Studies the policy of the United States regarding important areas and problems in the contemporary world and the development of the American involvement in foreign affairs from the Roosevelt-Truman era of World War II to the present. Emphasis is on American foreign relations, problems of the Western Alliance, and policies toward issues of developing countries. Various interpretations of American foreign policy are evaluated.
 
PSC 408 The Modern Presidency (3)
Explores the growth of the modern Presidency from the election of 1928 to the present. Includes campaign strategies, policy making, congressional relations, and the role of public opinion.
Sociology Course Offerings
 
SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Introduces the student to the "sociological perspective" which involves critically analyzing human behavior in society. Some of the concepts studied are patterns and problems in human interactions, socialization, identity groups, social institutions, deviance and crime. Diversity will be used as a central theme in this course.
 
SOC 207 Sociology of a Multicultural World (3)
Introduces sociology from a multicultural and global perspective. Explores fundamental sociological topics such as culture, socialization, social identities, social institutions, and social interaction. Examines aspects of human diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, and religion within the context of global communities.
 
SOC 211 Sociological Theory (3)
Examines sociological theory which emerged as an intellectual response to the birth of modern society. The problem of social order, industrial capitalism and modern individualism all raised difficult questions to which deep thinkers such as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber and G.H. Mead developed responses. While this course examines traditional applications of theory, it also encourages students to learn to apply sociological theory to many aspects of our current society.
 
SOC 221 Social Problems in American Society(3)
Investigates a variety of fundamental social problems that currently confront contemporary American society. Important aspects of this course include how problems have emerged, been defined and perpetuated by particular social groups in our society. Students are encouraged to formulate possible solutions to traditional social problems such as poverty, racism, alcohol and substance abuse, pornography, juvenile delinquency, prostitution, family violence and gun control. More recent problems such as identity theft, home invasions, motorcycle clubs, street gangs, frauds and 'cons' will also be examined.
 
SOC 331 - Conformity, Deviance and Social Control (3)
Why are some behaviors, differences, and people stigmatized and considered deviant while others are not? This course will examine several theories of social conformity and deviance that offer different assumptions about this question. This course will focus on the multiple social factors, including systems, that shape behavior toward greater deviance and make an effort to distinguish theories of causation that are useful in understanding this common human phenomenon.
 
SOC 351 Sociology of Sport (3)
Examines the relationship between sport and the society in which it is imbedded.
 
Senior Seminar 490 Senior Seminar in Sociology (3)
Serves as the capstone experience for concentrators in sociology. It provides students with an opportunity to develop a more sophisticated understanding of their sociology course work. Perhaps most importantly, students are given the opportunity to synthesize concepts about which they are most impassioned into a set of coherent and original ideas.
 
SOC 491 Senior Research Project (3)
Coupled with work in Senior Seminar, this course further develops skills of research and theory by allowing students to conduct original work under the direction and supervision of a faculty member. Students will conceive, design, conduct, and analyze a research project within a topic area of personal interest.
 
SOC 497 Directed Study
A custom-designed academic experience in sociology that provides curricular enrichment and flexibility. Directed studies are considered for the expansion of an existing course and/or to complete a major research project which cannot be undertaken in the context of an existing course. The proposal must be approved by the supervising professor, the academic advisor and the dean of the school.
 
SOC 499 Internship
An opportunity for students in their senior year to gain valuable practical experience in a field related to their major. The students will integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding derived from foundation courses and content areas included in their field of study.
 
 
Bachelor of Science in Forensic CriminologyForensicCriminology
  
The major in Forensic Criminology provides students with a specialized examination of the criminal justice system from both sociological and scientific perspectives. While Criminal Justice aims to study the breadth of criminal activities and its control through policing and corrections, Forensic Criminology explores the depth of crime, its causes and criminal motivation to address legal and investigative questions. Forensic means the application of science to the law. Through a focus on evidence and process, students are challenged to assess systemic and societal responses to various criminal populations and case studies.
 
Courses, labs and field experience combine to ready students for careers in criminal justice and forensic investigations or to pursue further graduate studies. Consistent with the mission of Anna Maria College, this major will prepare students with a liberal education for professional service in society and the administration of justice.
 
The Learning Goals of the program are:
• To develop a critical understanding of the field of criminal justice and forensics through a balance of theory and practical application.
• To develop an interdisciplinary perspective on the issues which face criminal justice professionals.
• To develop leadership and decision making skills.
• To develop knowledge and foster an appreciation for research methodology and its ability to inform both policy and practice.
• To develop a critical understanding of the ethical dimensions of the field.
• To develop a commitment to social justice, civic responsibility and feel the importance of respecting the dignity of all persons.
 
Major Requirements (12 courses):
CRJ* 101 Foundations in Criminal Justice
FSC 205 Crime Scene Forensics
CRJ 210 Constitutional Law
CRJ 212 Criminal Law
CRJ 220 Criminology
CRJ 311 Criminalistics
FSC 340 Cybercrime
FSC 407 Forensic Psychology
FSC 480 Forensic Anthropology
FSC 490 Senior Seminar
JSS 210 Researching the Social World
JSS 250 Statistics
 
Major Electives (4 courses)
Elective courses as approved, including but not limited to:
CRJ 102 Responses to Terrorism
CRJ 207 Forensic Photography
CIS 302 Public Safety Applications of GIS
CRJ 304 Drugs and Society
CRJ 310 Criminal Evidence
CRJ 312 Criminalistics II
CRJ 341 Cybercrime II: Internet Vulnerabilities and Criminal Investigation
CRJ 342 Computer Forensics I: Data Storage and Recovery
CRJ 343 Computer Forensics II: Linux/Macintosh and lab-based Acquisitions
CRJ 362 Victimology
CRJ 382 Sexual Assault
CRJ 383 Child Abuse
CRJ 384 Elder Abuse
CRJ 385 Mental Health and Criminal Justice
CRJ 440 Criminal Profiling 1
CRJ 441 Criminal Profiling II
CRJ 481 Forensic Archaeology
CRJ 482 Advanced Bioarcheology and Forensic Recovery
CRJ 499 Internship
FRS 304 Fire Investigation
FRS 404 Fire Investigation and Analysis
 
For more information contact:
Patricia W. Gavin
Associate Professor
Director, Criminal Justice Programs
pgavin@annamaria.edu
(508) 849-3377
 
Social Work Major

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work


Fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, Anna Maria College's Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program prepares students for a variety of careers in public and private social work settings, for social work licensure, and for further study, often in a Master’s of Social Work Program.  The Program assists students as they prepare for professional practice by expanding their social work knowledge base, by teaching changing technologies, and by addressing increasingly complex human and social concerns.

Following professional tradition, the Program prepares baccalaureate-level students for generalist practice by utilizing program activities, course work, and field experiences that use a strength-based, person-in-environment frame of reference.  These learning opportunities focus on the promotion of human well-being by strengthening the opportunities, resources, and capacities people have and by creating policies and services to correct conditions that limit human quality of life. Emphasis is placed upon values derived from the Catholic tradition, including the value of the human person, the common good of humanity, moral and ethical growth, and responsible action in unjust situations, as well as effective work in family and community systems.  Additionally, the program addresses specific overarching issues, such as spirituality, economic and social justice, ethics and discrimination.
 

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Students may begin their social work major in the first semester. However, students are not formally admitted to the social work program until the completion of a review process at the end of the sophomore year. {/showhide}

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In addition to general requirements, students take the following specific courses:


Introduction to Sociology
Principles of Economics
Social Welfare as a Social Institution
Racial and Cultural Minorities
Social Welfare Policies
Interventive Methods I
Growth and Behavior and Social Environment I
Growth and Behavior and Social Environment II
Marriage and the Family
Research Methods in Social Work
Interventive Methods II
Field Work and Seminar (two semesters)
Interventive Methods III
Interventive Methods IV
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Just In:

Anna Maria College announces that its social work program recently completed its re-affirmation process through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and has once again been fully accredited until February 2019.  AMC has been a CSWE fully accredited program since 1974 and the only Bachelor of Social Work program in the Central Massachusetts region.  AMC students in the social work program conduct many of their practicums and internship programs at area non-profit and social service agencies.

 The social work program is directed by Jude Gonsalvez, Ph.D.   Dr. Gonsalvez is a graduate of The American College and the Madurai Law College, both of which are located in Madurai, India.  He received his master’s degree from Loyola College in Chennrai and his Ph.D. from Madras Christian College through the University of Madras, Chennai, India. 


NEW Social Welfare Minor
A minor in social welfare will provide students with the knowledge and values of social justice and practice that will equip them to function well in their chosen profession. The courses offered in the minor will acquaint students in other majors and pre-professional programs that interface with social work (e.g., sociology, psychology, anthropology, health science, education, criminal justice, counseling, business, pre-law, sports, recreation) with the evolution of the social welfare structure in the United States (SWK 242), the policies that result in social welfare programs (SWK 342) and populations at particular risk (SWK 307 and SWK 348/349).

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Required Courses Credits (18 Total)
SWK 242  Introduction to Social Welfare as a Social Institution 
3
SWK 307   Racial and Cultural Minorities                                            
3
SWK 348 or 349 Human Behavior and Social Environment I or II         
3
SWK 348 or 349 Human Behavior and Social Environment I or II        
3
Six additional credits (300-400 level) in social work elective courses       
6
Excluded are those courses which are restricted to social work majors, and include:   SWK 401 Research Methods; SWK Methods and Field Internships sequence SWK 334, 443, 448, 449, 445 and 446; and SWK 454 Senior Seminar.
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> Download the "Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes" for the Baccalaureate Social Work Program.
 
Click HERE for our Social Work Completion Program

For more information, please contact:

Jude Gonsalvez
Program Director
(508) 849-3335
jgonsalvez@annamaria.edu

Social Work Degree Completion Program
 
The new Social Work Degree Completion Program at Anna Maria College was developed to provide an opportunity for community colleges graduates and individuals who currently work in the field of humans services to complete their degree in social work through a weeknight and weekend delivery model. Understanding the time constraints non-traditional students face with work, family and school, the new program has been designed with flexibility, accessibility and affordability in mind.

Classes will be held on every other Saturdays except for winter break sessions which will offer classes on weeknights and one Saturday. All Saturday classes will run from 9 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. under the accelerated schedule. Saturday classes may end at 4 p.m. if the instructor opts for a half-hour lunch. Classes will be held at Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.

Admission to the Bachelor of Social Work degree completion program requires

~  Completion of an associate degree in human services and preferably a completion of two (2) years of full-time work experience or current employment at a social welfare agency in the capacity of a direct care/counselor.

OR

~  Completion of 56-plus traditional semester hours from college-level courses taken at an accredited institution of higher learning and completion of two (2) years of full-time work experience or current employment at a social welfare agency in the capacity of a direct care/counselor.

~  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale in all previous college course work (applicants with an overall GPA of 2.0 – 2.49 may be conditionally accepted)

~  Two recommendations: one from the director of the associate degree human services program or relevant program representative and another from an immediate supervisor (internship or agency that the applicant is employed). See Recommendation Form

~  A 2-3 page application letter, written by the applicant, indicating interest in pursuing a career in social work. Include personal qualities, special skills, experiences, or qualifications you bring to the profession.

~  Signed Statement Understanding that you will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check as part of your field placement (form is attached).

 

For additional information about the Social Work Completion Program please contact:

 

Dr. Jude Gonsalvez, Director of Social Work Programs at jgonsalvez@annamaria.edu 
Janet Gemborys, Administrative Coordinator at jgemborys@annamaria.edu 

 

Class Schedule
 

Semester

Course titles

TOTAL CREDITS

GROSS TOTAL

Winter session 2015

1/2/2015 – 1/14/2015

SWK 307 Issues of Diversity and Oppression

Online (Meets Global Dynamics requirement)

3

3

Spring I 2015

1/17/15, 1/31, 2/14 & 2/28/15

SWK 242 Introduction to Social Welfare as a Social Institution

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (Meets US in the World requirement)

3

6

Spring II 2015

3/14/15, 3/28, 4/11 & 4/25/15.

SWK 348 Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment- I

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

3

9

Summer I 2015

5/9/15, 5/23, 6/6 & 6/20/15

SWK 342 Social Welfare Policy

 

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

3

12

Summer II 2015

7/11/15, 7/25, 8/1, 8/15/2015

SWK 349 Growth and Behavior in the Social Environment-II

Every other Saturdays only  9:00 am to 4:30  pm

3

15

Fall I 2015

8/29/15, 9/12, 9/26 & 10/10/2015

SWK 344 Introduction to Generalist Practice

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 to 4:30 pm.  

3

18

Fall II 2015

10/24/15, 11/7, 11/21 & 12/5/15.

SWK 401 Social Work Research Methods

Every other Saturdays only 9:00 pm to 4:30 pm.(Meets Writing for Career and Creativity requirement)

3

21

Winter session 2016

1/4/16 – 1/9/16

SWK 454 Senior Seminar

Weeknights 4:00 pm to 9:15 and

Saturday 1/10 from 9:00 to 4:30 pm.

 

3

24

Spring I 2016

1/16/2016, 1/30, 2/13 & 2/27/16.

SWK 443 Practice with Individuals  

Every other 6aturday classes only - 9:00 to 4:30 pm.

3

27

Spring II 2016

3/12/2016, 3/26, 4/9 & 4/23/2016

SWK 448 Practice with Families and Groups   

Every other Saturday classes -9:00 to 4:30 pm.

3

30

Summer I 2016

5/7/16, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18/2016.

SWK 449 Practice with Communities and Organizations  

Every other Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

3

33

Summer II 2016

7/2/2016, 7/16, 7/30 & 8/13/2016.

SWK 345 Social Work Practice and Ethics

Every other Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

3

36

Fall I 2016

8/27/2016, 9/10, 9/24 & 10/8/2016.

SWK 408 Marriage and Family

Every other Saturday classes only 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

3

39

Fall I 2016

Evening classes

Any Explorations of catholic world views

3

42

Fall II 2016

Evening classes

Any Quantitative Reasoning course

3

45

Spring I and II 2017

SWK 445 Internship I

16 hours/week through Spring (210 hours)- with twice a week field seminar contact on campus Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

6

51

Summer I and II 2017

SWK 446 Internship-II

16 hours per week through summer I and II  2016 (210 hours) with twice a week field seminar contact on campus on Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

 6

57

Any semester

Open electives if short of 60 credits

3

60

Additional information:

Tuition: $1,185 per course plus other fees applicable under continuing education program subject to change per policy change of the college during the completion of the program.

Click HERE for our Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Program

Psychology Major

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
The Psychology program prepares students for graduate programs and work in the human services field. The curriculum includes introductions to the basic concepts utilized in psychology, the evolution of the field, theories of normal and abnormal psychological development, experimental psychology, and an internship in a community setting. At the beginning of the senior year, students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA may apply for the fifth year program in psychology. This option allows the student to complete the master of arts degree in counseling psychology within one year of the completion of the baccalaureate degree.

 
 
In addition to general College requirements, Psychology majors must complete:

Introduction to Psychology
Advanced General Psychology
Child Development
Adolescent Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Experimental Psychology I: Learning and Cognition
Experimental Psychology II: Methodologies and Analysis
Internship
Three Electives, of which at least two are upper-level human services courses

Minor in Psychology
Students may graduate with a minor in psychology by taking the following four courses plus two upper-level electives from the psychology offerings:

Introduction to Psychology
Child Development
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Personality

For more information, please contact:

Richard Connors, M.A., C.A.G.S.
Associate Professor of Psychology
(508) 849-3413
rconnors@annamaria.edu