Avila University

Courses & Curriculum

Beginning in Fall 2015, Avila's Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will offer a choice of three areas of concentration:

  • Mental Health: This concentration is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career working with people in the field of mental health.
  • Research: This concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing doctoral-level work in the field, or any research-intensive employment.
  • General: This option is for students who want a flexible curriculum.

Psychology Major Requirements
PY 101 General Psychology

PY 102 Orientation Seminar in Psychology
  PY 208 Life Span & Development or PY 326 Child & Adolescent Psychology

PY 216 Social Psychology

PY 224 Psychology of Communication

PY 261 Psychological Statistics & Research Methods I

PY 262 Psychological Statistics & Research Methods II

PY 425 Senior Seminar

Upper level Psychology elective

Mental Health Concentration
  PY 201 Personality Psychology

  PY 210 Abnormal Psychology

  PY 332 Health Psychology or PY 383 Human Behavior and Addiction

  PY/IS 350 Behavior and the Brain or PY 371 Cognitive Psychology

  PY 485 Psychology Field Experience

Research Concentration
  PY 297/497 Research Experience I & II (2 credits)

  PY 333 Topics in Applied Research Methods
  PY/IS 350 Behavior and the Brain
  PY 371 Cognitive Psychology
  PY 498 Senior Thesis (4 credits)

General Track

  PY 485 Psychology Field Experience

  12 additional credit hours psychology electives (6 hours must be 300+ level)

 

Related requirements

EN 112 Rhetorical Argument

3 credit hours foreign language

See the course catalog for more details.

Students desiring a minor in Psychology are required to complete PY 101 General Psychology plus 15 elective hours (6 hours must be 300+ level).