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Learn about the online B.A. in Psychology – Community Psychology program

Deepen your knowledge of psychology and learn how to promote well-being and empower communities with the online B.A. in Psychology – Community Psychology. This unique, 100% online community psychology degree offers a powerful combination of theory and practice that can be applied in your career and local community. Coursework gives you a foundational and diverse understanding of psychological influences in the community and ways to combat social challenges.

As a graduate of this program, you may find versatile career opportunities across a variety of fields such as community organizations, education facilities or nonprofit organizations. A capstone course focuses on your course of study and leverages what you learned in the research courses to apply to community-based work such as grant writing and data collection.

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$295 Per Credit Hour
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Credit Hours
124 Credit Hours
Tuition
$295 Per Credit Hour
Transfer Credits
Up to 90 Hours Transfer Credits
Credit Hours
124 Credit Hours

Learning Outcomes:

  • Develop a foundational and diverse understanding of the psychological influences in the community
  • Build your skills with unique topics such a multicultural childhood trauma, sexuality and gender, organizational, community and health psychology
  • Learn and practice quantifiable standardized psychological testing including protocol, ethics and interpretation of data
  • Utilize SPSS – Statistical Processing for Social Sciences Software and Microsoft Excel for individualized research projects, with data analysis and presentation
  • Apply research methodology skills through access to the online research system, Sona-Systems
  • Work with large data sets to clean and analyze basic levels of data

Potential Career Outcomes Include:

  • Human Services Professional
  • Social or Community Service Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Project Coordinator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Compliance Manager
  • Technical Program Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Career Advisor

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Dr. Amy Madewell, Psychology Program Coordinator/Associate Professor, was named the 2022 Southeastern Professor of the Year.


Tuition

Experience the value of our affordable 100% online program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University offers its students the opportunity to earn their online degree with affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition that includes fees.

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$295 Per Credit Hour
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$885 Per 3-Credit-Hour Course

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Additional Fees

Application: $25
International Student Application: $25

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The first step in applying for financial aid is to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). SOSU's Federal School Code is 003179. If you plan to use federal financial aid, it is recommended that you apply for and have your financial aid awards finalized before enrolling. To expedite this, it is important that you file your FAFSA as soon as possible after applying.

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Durant, OK 74701-3347

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Fax: 580-745-7469
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Our course schedule is designed for flexibility

At Southeastern, we offer multiple start dates throughout the year, so you never have to wait long to get started on your bachelor of community psychology program. The chart below shows upcoming start dates, along with important deadlines, such as when your application should be submitted and when payments are due.

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Admissions

Requirements for your B.A. in Community Psychology

Let's start boosting your career! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for this online program, along with information on required documentation.

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To meet the admission requirements for the B.A. in Psychology – Community Psychology, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Transfer Students: Students who have attempted seven or more semester hours of college credit. Remedial and activity courses are not counted.

  • Students are accepted as long as their cumulative GPA is a 2.0 or higher. If the student's cumulative GPA is less than a 2.0 but it does not indicate a suspension, they can enroll at SOSU for the upcoming semester; however, they would be placed on probation until that cumulative GPA reaches at least a 2.0. If their last semester does indicate a suspension, they would be required to sit out a semester before enrolling at SOSU. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.
  • College placement testing: Students will be required to take a test in each of the three areas (English, Math and Reading) unless they have successfully completed a college course in that area or have provided ACT scores of at least a 19. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiencies. If they do not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies should be completed within the first 12 credit hours (typically one semester). Our Learning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Adult Freshmen: 21 or older and has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Provide a completed high school transcript or GED
  • College placement testing is required if the student does not provide ACT or SAT scores. See testing information above.

New Freshmen: A student who has earned no more than six hours of college credit after high school graduation. Concurrent work is excluded.

  • Minimum ACT of 20 (or SAT equivalent) or 2.7 overall high school GPA and top 50% of graduating class OR 2.7 GPA in the 15-unit core curriculum (four English, three Math, three History, three Science and two Electives)
  • College placement testing: There are three tests (English, Math and Reading) that are given to students who do not score at least a 19 on the ACT or equivalent SAT scores in that area. Students who have not scored high enough in the Science area automatically have a deficiency until they clear the Math & Reading deficiency.

If the student does not pass the placement test, they will be required to either complete a remedial course or will have an additional lab component. These deficiencies are required to be completed within the first 24 credit hours (typically two semesters). Our earning Center can provide more information if you have further questions.

Returning Students: Students who have not attended any other school since leaving SOSU are accepted under the following circumstances:

  • The student has a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0; or
  • If the student's cumulative GPA is under a 2.0 and their final semester with SOSU was on academic probation, they can return on probation. This status will stay in effect until the student raises their cumulative GPA to at least a 2.0.
  • For students who have been suspended, university policy states that for the first suspension, a student must sit out at least one semester before returning. If a student has two suspensions, they must attend another school and raise their cumulative GPA to a 2.0 or higher before being accepted to SOSU.

Note: There would not be any placement testing required for these students since they should have already participated in testing; however, they may have some deficiencies that need to be completed.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application. There is a non-refundable $55 application fee.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) and diploma(s) from each college or university attended. If your transcript is not issued in English, we require the original document as well as an English translation done by your school(s) or a professional translating company. Original = issued by a school or examination board with an official signature and school stamp or seal.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE. For IERF, students need to choose the "detailed report" option and select Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the menu. IERF will send the evaluation of your records to our International Student Services office.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 61 or an IELTS Academic score of 5.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, let us know your registration number and have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language
      • You graduated from a U.S. high school with 4 years of English
      • You have a bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have 24 hours of college or university credit in the U.S. with a grade point average of 3.0 or better (including English Composition I and II)

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]


Courses

Coursework for your B.A. in Community Psychology

The curriculum is comprised of 124 credit hours, with 24 hours of core psychology and research method courses, 10 hours of community psychology courses, 6 hours of psychology elective courses and 44 hours of general education courses. Additional required minor and elective credit hours are selected with an advisor as needed to meet university graduation requirements.

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PSY 1113: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the subfields of psychology including physiological, perception, motivation, learning, personality, abnormal and social, to enable the student to recognize bases for behavior and to develop an understanding of human behavior and experience. Required to take (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

PSY 2243: Human Development

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A systematic study of human development over the lifespan, with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development

PSY 3033: Introduction to Research and Writing in Psychology

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a broad-based introduction to the methods used in behavioral research, including how to search the literature of the discipline of psychology, reading and writing research papers, and using American Psychological Association (APA) writing style.

PSY 3313: Statistics in Behavioral Science

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Calculating statistics and interpreting the results in solving problems in psychology.

PSY 3363: Cognitive Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is intended to introduce the college student to the tenets of cognitive psychology including, but not necessarily limited to a history of cognitive psychology, models of cognitive psychology, an examination of the basic principles and theories pertinent to the study of cognition including an exploration of perception, attention, memory, linguistics, neurocognition, thinking and intelligence, and information processing. (Prerequisite: PSY 1113)

PSY 3393: Social Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An analysis of social influences on behavior, the nature of attitudes and values, social interaction, group dynamics, conformity, and leadership.

PSY 3433: Research Methods in Psychology

Duration: 16 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of research methods used in the study of psychology, with student preparation in planning and research study of a selected topic.

PSY 3523: Multicultural Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a broad-based introduction to the unique value systems and behaviors common among individuals from diverse ethnic and sociocultural backgrounds which often impact personal adjustment and well-being. The course places strong emphasis on historical contexts and sociopolitical processes impacting perceptions and behaviors of individuals.

PSY 3213: Psychology Childhood Trauma

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine the impact of traumatic events on children, from infancy to adolescence. Students taking this course will be able define childhood trauma; compare and contrast causes, effects and types of childhood trauma; and to identify tools used in the prevention of childhood trauma.

PSY 4643: Community Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the relationship of communities on individual well-being as well as the approaches to facilitate change in community systems.

PSY 4653: Program Evaluation & Grant Writing

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the approaches, methodology, and tools used to develop and evaluate community level programs.

PSY 4980: Seminar

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 1

Small group study of topic announced by department. Instructor consent required.

PSY 2113: Psychology of Adjustment

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of adjustment problems and their effect on the lives, behavior, and personalities of individuals.

PSY 3353: Psychology of Learning

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of basic theories and concepts related to the learning process.

PSY 3373: Psychology of Personality

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A comprehensive survey of contemporary and classical theories of personality, personality development, and concepts used in understanding personality. (Prerequisite: PSY 1113)

PSY 3413: Psychology Sexuality & Gender

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the biological and psychological determinants of human sexuality and gender. Major consideration is given to the biological bases of sex, gender identity, sexual attitudes and behavior, sexual diversity, sexual dysfunctions, and becoming comfortable with one's own sexuality.

PSY 3513: Health Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Health and human behavior are closely related. This course reviews the numerous studies linking human behaviors and psychological variables to health status. Health and illness can be influenced by exercise, diet, stress, social relationships, coping behaviors, and psychological variables such as hardiness. In addition to behavior influencing health, health can also influence behavior. Health status may influence whether you go jogging, stay in bed, or even choose a particular career. In short, this course will examine the science that connects behavior to health and health to behavior. (Prerequisite: PSY 1113; in addition, six (6) hours of psychology are recommended)

PSY 4313: Abnormal Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of the dynamics, etiology, prevention and treatment of abnormal behavior, including the anxiety and psychosomatic disorders, depressive disorders, social and interpersonal disorders, psychoses, substance abuse disorders, and other abnormal personality patterns. (Prerequisites: PSY 1113 and three additional upper division hours of psychology.)

PSY 4323: Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

The study of human behavior as it occurs in business and industrial settings, including the psychological effect of management decisions.

PSY 4353: Psychometrics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to standardized psychological tests concerning the quantification and measurement of mental attributes, behavior, performance. The course will also examine the design, analysis, and improvement of the tests, questionnaires, and other instruments used in such measurement. The course will also include testing protocol, ethics, and interpretation.

PSY 4373: Neuropsychology

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the structure and functions of the nervous and endocrine systems and their effect and control upon behavior.

Students must complete 44 credit hours of General Education courses from the following categories.

General Education Courses – Communications

ENG 1213: Composition II

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on academic writing, with emphasis on technique and style. Course includes a research component and refining of skills.

ENG 1213: Composition II

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on academic writing, with emphasis on technique and style. Course includes a research component and refining of skills.

COMM 1233: Interpersonal Communication

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course gives a thorough introduction to the field of interpersonal communication. It will show the student how to apply these principles to everyday interactions.

COMM 2213: Business and Professional Speaking

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course looks at the theory and practice of gathering, writing and evaluating information for dissemination through mass communication channels, both print and electronic. (Prerequisite: minimal word processing skills)

General Education Courses - Social Behavior Sciences

POSC 1513: US Federal Government

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of the structures and functions of the United States federal government and the political process.

HIST 1513: US History to 1876

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of United States history from discovery to 1876

HIST 1523: US History since 1876

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of United States history from 1876 to present.

ECON 2113: Macroeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the nature of market economies and the roles of private and public institutions and organizations in facilitating the efficient production, exchange, consumption and accumulation of wealth. Overall performance concerns with inflation, unemployment and growth are examined in the light of a variety of theoretical policy perspectives.

SOC 1113: Principles of Sociology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a survey course to introduce students to the science of human behavior.

GEOG 2723: World Regional Geography

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a comparative study of the cultural regions of the world.

KIN 1113: Wellness and Positive Lifestyles

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study involving the integration of principles of health and wellness that expand one's potential to make informed choices about life styles. Lectures with corresponding laboratory experiences are designed to aid students in personal fitness and wellness development.

PSY 1113: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A survey of the subfields of psychology including physiological, perception, motivation, learning, personality, abnormal and social, to enable the student to recognize bases for behavior and to develop an understanding of human behavior and experience. Required to take (KIN 1113 or PSY 1113)

General Education Courses - Science and Mathematics

BIOL 1114: Management Information Systems

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course gives an introduction to the unifying principles of biology. The methods of science will be illustrated in the study of the chemistry of life, cell structure and function, energy, genetics, development, evolution, and ecology.

PSCI 1114: General Physical Science

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to physical science including physics, chemistry, geology and meteorology.

PSCI 1414: General Astronomy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to astronomy including focuses on early history, fundamentals of light and gravity, earth and the solar system, star formation and death, galaxies, and the cosmos.

MATH 1303: Math in Liberal Arts

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on set theory, logic, finite systems, number sequences, counting techniques, algebra and geometry.

MATH 1513: College Algebra

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the study of functions, systems of equations, theory of equations, sequences and series, matrices and determinants, and combinatorics.

BIM 1553: Business Computer Applications

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces the use of the computer in a business setting. Office applications, the use of the internet, and searching online database are introduced and discussed. Applications include word processing, spreadsheet, database and graphics programs. Students will learn to use applications to analyze and solve basic business problems.

CIS 1003: Computers in Society

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides an introduction to the role of computers in today's society. Basic issues concerning computers, such as legal and ethical, will be introduced and discussed. The course will involve a discussion of internet, data communications and basic applications such as word processors and spreadsheets.

General Education Courses – Humanities

ENG 2313: Introduction to Literature

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of selected literary works, with emphasis on both understanding literary forms and grasping literature as commentary on life.

ENG 3893: World Literature in Translation

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of selected works from the great authors of Greece, Rome, Spain, Russia, France, Germany, Asia, and Latin America.

HUM 2113: Early Humanities

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a survey of United States history from 1876 to present.

PHIL 2113: Introduction to Philosophy

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A study of philosophical thought as an approach to daily living and survey of major value systems.

ART 1103: Art Appreciation

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the study of art from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures as both product and process. Aesthetic judgment making in evaluation of art from different times and places is stressed.

ART 3013: Comic Book Art and American Culture

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This cousre is a survey of the sequential art forms of the comic book and graphic novel as cultural artifact, aesthetic ojects, and contemporary narrative. The course will survey the history of these art expressions and analyze how artists use formal style, narrative structure and audience demographics to create sequential art

ART 3083: Issues in Aesthetics and Criticism

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses the issues of interpretation and evaluation in art by studying a variety of models of inquiry.

MUS 1113: Music in American Society

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is a listening survey of popular styles in America, such as folk, jazz, rock or country-western.

MUS 3133: Introduction to World Music

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This is a survey course in which music is studied within the context of culture. This will involve studying music from a global perspective, exploring music both as a phenomenon of sound and a phenomenon of culture. Students will examine representative examples of music in the Western and non-Western world and develop a vocabulary and deeper understanding to discuss the musical and social aspects of each culture. In addition, students will learn to identify style characteristics, structural components, instruments, ensemble types, and dance forms from each culture.

THTR 1183: Film Appreciation

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

In this course, students will explore basic and cultural trends through a close study of a variety of important films throughout the medium's history. The course will establish critical criteria for evaluating films and expose students to the basic technical elements of the film artist's process.

THTR 3183: Film and Culture

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Students will explore the principles of film appreciation and analysis through lecture, readings, and viewing of films and film excerpts from the American experience in the medium. Students will also examine advanced film analysis, including the principles of montage, camera movement, lighting, sound, directing, acting and how these have been influenced by American artists and the Hollywood industry.

SPAN 1113: Elementary Spanish

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is Intended for students who have had very little or no exposure to Spanish either in school or at home. Basic vocabulary, present tense and cultural knowledge are covered.

NS 1213: Chickasaw Culture and Language

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This class explores Chickasaw culture, history, art, governance, language, and philosophy. Basic Chickasaw language instruction is also a significant component of this class.

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