Psychology

Program Description

Psychologists study and explain animal and human behaviors including mental processes. Psychologists apply this knowledge to optimize people’s lives. BSC’s psychology curriculum enhances knowledge and understanding of human behavior for students:

  1. entering the work force
  2. seeking service courses in psychology as a non-major and/or
  3. preparing to transfer into a four-year degree in psychology

Preparation

Students should have an interest in human behavior. High school class suggestions include psychology and/or other social sciences, math preparation for college algebra and statistics, and writing.

Program Requirements

Students who complete the suggested curriculum earn an Associate in Science degree or an Associate in Arts degree.

BSC and Minot State University have a cooperative agreement that allows BSC graduates with the Associate in Science or Associate in Arts to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Minot State University on the BSC campus. BSC’s suggested curriculum prepares students for this option. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer institution for possible BSC course substitutions, if needed.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree in psychology are qualified to assist psychologists and other professionals in community and research settings. More opportunities are available with advanced degrees. They include clinical/counseling, education/teaching, experimental/research, organizational/industrial, social psychology, developmental psychology, psychometrics (testing), neuropsychology, vocational rehabilitation and behavior analysis.

 

Contact

Dr. Theresa Felderman • Schafer Hall 302
701-224-2428
theresa.felderman@bismarckstate.edu