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Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Evening & Online Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Psychology, B.S.

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120 Credit Hours

Multidisciplinary in scope, course work in Community Psychology involves consideration of social problems, provides a framework for development of substantive solutions, and facilitates the elucidation of the mechanisms that promote the spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of people in the community. The major in Community Psychology major provides rigorous academic preparation for students who wish to pursue careers in human services, family and youth programs, community development mental and physical health, counseling, violence prevention programs, multicultural program development, programs for the elderly, and human relations. The major also prepares the motivated student for graduate work in a number of academic and applied research fields including sociology, counseling, public health, and social work as well as interdisciplinary graduate work in the social sciences. The program is offered in a classroom format as well as online.


Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

  1. Develop an understanding of all phases of human development across the lifespan.
  2.  Cultivate an appreciation for the diverse perspectives and strengths in a multicultural environment in defining and solving social problems.
  3. Utilize interdisciplinary methods and approaches to advance communities through data-driven research.
  4. Understand the role of evaluation and participation in the development of effective interventions, preventions and health promotion strategies and programs for individuals, small groups and communities.
  5. Develop an appreciation for integrated knowledge across disciplines and contexts in ways that respect different approaches to understanding psychological, social, and physical well-being.




Major in Community Psychology Curriculum Requirements

Note:  Online course codes begin with an “E” such as ECIS.  No minor required.

General Education Requirements - 42 Credit Hours

Social Science Requirement:  Psychology majors fulfill the General Education Social Science requirement through major study (PSY 2133). A Global Studies elective must be fulfilled using appropriate courses outside of the major.

Required Psychology Major Courses - 45 Credit Hours

The major courses must be completed at PBA.  Please see the Degree Plan below for detailed sequence information.

General Electives - 24 Credit Hours

General elective hours may be satisfied through PEC credits. Please refer to the Academic Policies for more details.

The delivery of the evening, online, and Orlando Community Psychology curriculum is designed as an accelerated track for our adult student population. Elements of this degree are adapted from the traditional day psychology program offered through the School of Arts & Sciences on the main campus.


Students at the Orlando campus should consult their academic advisor for information regarding additional elective options.

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