FACULTY Professors Etaugh, Huffcutt, D.E. Montgomery, Schmitt (chair); Associate Professors D.A. Montgomery, Roberts, Schweigert; Assistant Professors Chaudoir, Hermann, Koeltzow.
Psychology is the scientific study of behavior. Our program emphasizes both knowledge of the specific subject areas of psychology and the way of thinking that characterizes the field. The undergraduate degree in psychology provides the foundation for a variety of industrial or human service positions and also serves as preparation for advanced study leading to master’s, doctoral, or professional degrees.
Facilities for students include research laboratories, such as the Child Study Center for research on children under four years of age, and a student resource room with wireless laptop availability. Faculty research areas include child development, human sexuality, psychology of women, personnel selection, health behavior change, behavioral pharmacology, and psycholinguistics. Undergraduate students frequently work with faculty on research projects; internships for course credit also are available at local mental health facilities.
Students transferring into Psychology from other Bradley majors must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.
To major in psychology the student must complete a minimum of 34 hours that will include:
- PSY 104 (with a grade of C or better).
- PSY 205 (with a grade of C or better).
- PSY 206.
- A minimum of one course from the each of the following categories. Only jr.-sr. level classes may be transferred from other institutions as category requirements.
Category A: Social & Cognitive Bases
- PSY 304 Developmental Psychology
- PSY 307 Cognitive Psychology
- PSY 308 Social Psychology
Category B: Biological Bases
- PSY 302 Psychology of Learning
- PSY 403 Physiological Psychology
- PSY 404 Sensation and Perception
Category C: Applications
- PSY 310 Industrial and Organizational Psychology
- PSY 320 Human Factors
- PSY 335 Health Psychology
- PSY 345 Abnormal Psychology
Category D: Quantitative and Integrative
- PSY 411 Tests and Measurement
- PSY 415 Intermediate Statistics
- PSY 439 History of Psychology
- PSY 452 Personality Theories & Theorists
- BIO 101, 102, or 200 (3 semester hours).
- Nine additional semester hours (three courses) from any of the psychology course offerings (including those listed under item 4 above).
- Only six hours of individual study courses (PSY 381, 382, 481, 491) will count toward the major.
- Completion of Psychology Department senior assessment survey and standardized exam within the final semester at Bradley as an undergraduate.
To minor in psychology the student must complete a minimum of 18 hours which will include:
- PSY 104 (with a grade of C or better)
- One from the following core academic courses—PSY 302, 304, 307, 308, 345, 403, 404, 439;
- Four other courses (12 semester hours) from the Psychology Department course offerings
- Nine hours of psychology courses must be at the 300 level or above
Student may not count individual study courses (PSY 381, 382, 481, 491).