Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - (Online)


The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online program is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their career in a variety of human service settings. This degree program provides students with a broad background in psychology and a knowledge base and skills that will be useful in almost any profession and for students interested in pursuing graduate work in psychology after graduation. To meet the needs of working professionals, and to keep current with alternative course deliveries, the courses are offered in an online format.

Please refer to the introduction to the Psychology  department for more information on this program.

Major Requirements (31 credits)


  • PSY 200 - Two electives
  • PSY 300 - Two electives
  • PSY 400 - One elective
    PSY 204 with PSY 205L lab and PSY 206 must be taken in Sophomore year.

General Education Requirements (42 credits)


Required Courses (12 credits)


Area Distribution Courses (18 credits)


Choose two courses from each area:

  • Humanities: Communications, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Religion
  • Natural/Physical Science, Mathematics and Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

General Ed Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)


Choose four courses from the above Area Distribution Requirements.

General Electives (48 credits)


Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Online)

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG120

Composition I Context I

3 cr

RIV120

Dignity, Work Vocation

3 cr

PSY101

General Psychology

3 cr

PSY204/205L

Biostatistics

4 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective*

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

13

Year 1 - Summer Term 1 

Year 1 - Summer Term 2

MA112

College Algebra or higher

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

PSY____

Psychology  200-level

3 cr

PSY____

Psychology 200-level

3 cr

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective*

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 2 - Summer Term 1 

Year 2 - Summer Term 2

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

REL330

World Religions

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

PSY206

Experimental Psychology

3 cr

PSY____

Psychology 300-level

3 cr

PSY404

Sensation/Perception OR   

 

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective

3 cr

PSY407

Intro to Neuroscience

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

PSY____

Psychology 300-level

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 3 - Summer Term 1

Year 3 - Summer Term 2

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

PSY408

Coordinating Seminar

3 cr

PSY____

Psychology 400-level

3 cr

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective/SUD

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

ELEC____

Social Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 4 - Summer Term 1

Year 4 - Summer Term 2

___ ___

General Elective/SUD

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

*Humanities: Select from English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies

*General Education Liberal Arts Electives are chosen from the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences:

Natural/Physical Sciences: Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work