Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Substance Use Disorder Track (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.

Foundation Courses (12 credits)


Area Distributuion Courses (18 credits)


Choose two courses from each area:

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

General Education Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)


Choose four courses from the Area Distribution Courses.

Electives (39 credits)


Degree Requirements (Minimum): 120 credits


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Psychology SUD Track, 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

PSY309

Health Psychology

3 cr

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective

3 cr

SW315

Human Behav./Soc. Environ.

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective*

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 2 - Summer Term 1 

Year 2 - Summer Term 2

PSY301

Drugs and Behavior

3 cr

REL330

World Religions

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

PSY206

Experimental Psychology

3 cr

PSY250

Psychological Disorders

3 cr

PSY404

Sensation/Perception OR   

 

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

PSY407

Intro to Neuroscience

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General 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

PSY402

Counseling Theory/Practice

3 cr

PSY450

SUD Rehabilitation

3 cr

PSY451

Ethics in SUD Treatment

3 cr

___ ___

Gen. Ed. Liberal Arts Elective*

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

12

 

 

12

Year 4 - Summer Term 1

Year 4 - Summer Term 2

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

 

 

 

 

 

6