Psychology - General Concentration

In this concentration, you will gain a solid foundation and knowledge of psychological principles from all of the varying areas of psychology. These areas include individuals and society, experimental psychology, developmental psychology, and applied psychology. The curriculum will help you build on your ability to relate to all types of people as you increase your understanding of life in a complex world.

General Concentration Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (35 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
    • Psychology elective courses (10 cr.)
    • Elective courses (65 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 1001 Course Introduction to Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2000 Course Psychology Seminar Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2001 Course Cross-Cultural Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2009 Course Theories of Personality Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3002 Course Introduction to Basic Statistics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3003 Course Methods in Psychological Inquiry Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4010 Course Psychology Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

General Psychology Concentration Coursework - 25 cr.

(5 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level)

Individual and Society (Choose one)

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2005 Course Social Influences on Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4008 Course Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building Credits (5 cr.)

Experimental (Choose one)

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2004 Course Motivation and Emotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2008 Course Learning Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3001 Course Cognitive Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4002 Course Brain and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)

Developmental (Choose one)

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2002 Course Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2003 Course Human Development: Adulthood Credits (5 cr.)

Applied Psychology (Choose two)

(Choose two; one must be 3000 or 4000 level)

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 2006 Course Introduction to Addiction Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2100 Course Workplace Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 2101 Course Introduction to Forensic Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3004 Course Psychological Disorders Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3007 Course Influence and Persuasion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3009 Course Psychology of Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4001 Course Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology Credits (5 cr.)

Psychology Electives

Psychology Electives (10 credits from the list below or any from the 5000-level courses in the School of Psychology AIM list or any undergraduate level PSYC course. You must take different courses from what you chose for your concentration courses)

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code PSYC 3001 Course Cognitive Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3004 Course Psychological Disorders Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3005 Course Racial and Ethnic Identities Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3006 Course Psychology of Gender Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3007 Course Influence and Persuasion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 3009 Course Psychology of Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4001 Course Cultural Perspectives in Health Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4002 Course Brain and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4006 Course Global Perspectives in Psychology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code PSYC 4008 Course Intergroup Conflict and Peace Building Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses - 65 cr. (25 credits must be from 3000, 4000, or 5000 level coursework)

Choose 13 courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Five courses (25 credits) must be from 3000, 4000, or 5000 level coursework.

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

The number of credits for completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate, call an enrollment specialist at 1-866-492-5336.

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