Department of Psychology
Department Chair: Christopher Lowry
Department Secretary: Barbara Sharp (208) 496-1389
Department Faculty: Kimberly G AndersenSamuel ClayRichard CluffRonald JacquesEdward KinghornChristopher LowryGordon Timothy

 
Psychology
The purpose of the Psychology program is to use the study of behavior and mental states and processes to provide students with an opportunity to evaluate and modify their own behavior and goals in the light of psychological principles and LDS standards. The program is designed to ensure that students develop an academic foundation for further psychological study, prepare them for entry level professions, and provide means by which the principles of psychology can be used to improve life.
 
Recommended Courses
Complete all General Education requirements. Refer to the General Education link for complete details. You are also encouraged to follow the suggestions given below as you complete general education requirements.

Social Science: A class in history, political science, or economics should be used as your second social science course.

Biological Sciences: A broad study in biological sciences will be necessary for anyone who wishes a professional career in Psychology. Science classes, with labs, that have a human orientation are highly recommended. We recommend that you select from the following courses to complete the GE requirement:
BIO 100 Principles of Biology
BIO 176 Heredity
BIO 221 General Microbiology
BIO 230 Human Biology

Physical Science: We recommend that you take one of the following courses to complete the GE requirement in the Physical Sciences:
PH.S 100 Physical Science (only if transferring to BYU-Provo)
CHEM 101 Introduction to Gen chem (including lab) or higher level courses in Physics and Chemistry

Math: Math 221 is a required class for all Psychology Majors. It also fills GE Math requirement. Students are encouraged to start at their level of competency. If you have questions, contact the Math Department.




 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Psychology (760)   
 
Minor or 2 Clusters Required

University Requirements

Religion Requirements

(Book of Mormon Courses)
Take these Courses   
REL 121, 122
 
       OR
          Take these Courses   
          REL 121H, 122H
 
                 OR
                    Take this Course   
                    REL 221

AND
(Scripture Based Courses)
Take 6 Credits   
REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
 
       OR
          Take 6 Credits   
          REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

AND
(Other Religion Courses)
Take 4 Credits   
REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

Online Learning

Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

GE Requirements
I. Reading and Writing

   Take 1 Course
   ENG 111, 111C, 111H

AND
   Take 1 Course
   ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
   HIST 300, 300H

II. Mathematics

  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require a higher math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Basic Skills

       Take 1 Course
       COMM 102, 150, 150H
       CS 100
       HS 131, 131W
       IS 140

              OR
                 Take this Course
                 PE 177

              AND
                 Take 1 Course
                 PE 100, 101, 102, 110, 115, 117, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128, 131, 133, 134, 139, 140, 141, 144, 145, 147, 148, 160, 161, 162, 175, 178, 179, 195, 196

    IV. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    V. Letters
    Generally the Letters requirement is filled by taking one of the courses listed below. However, HUM 201 and 202, taken together, can be used to fill both the Arts and Letters requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       CHIN 347
       ENG 250, 250H, 251, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 351, 352, 353, 354, 362, 373, 373H
       FR 202
       GER 202
       HON 200, 220, 221H, 222
       LANG 202
       PH 314
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 313, 313H, 314, 315, 315H
       RUSS 340, 340H
       SPAN 202, 302

    VI. Biological Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122, 270
       BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268

    VII. Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
       GEOG 101, 101L
       GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
       PH 101, 101L, 102, 105, 105L, 106, 106L, 115, 116, 121, 127, 127L, 150
       PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    VIII. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ANTH 101, 101H
       CHILD 210, 210H
       ECON 111, 111H, 112, 112H
       ED 270
       GEOG 120
       HIST 201, 202
       HON 201
       PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H

    Major Requirements

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       MATH 221
       PSYCH 302, 311

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 111, 111H

    AND
       Take 2 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 201, 201H, 310, 322, 350

    AND

       Take 2 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 341, 342, 378, 455

    AND
       Take 3 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 361, 365, 370, 376, 384

    (May use either Psych 240 or GS 101. Not Both)
       (At least 2 Credits from this list need to be Psych Credits that have not been used to fill any other requirement)

    AND
       Take 8 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
       B 370
       BIO 240
       CHILD 210, 210H, 320
       COMM 150, 150H
       ENG 354, 355, 356
       GS 101, 210
       HS 351, 460
       PE 330
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 205, 313, 313H
       PSYCH 201, 201H, 235, 240, 310, 322, 341, 342, 350, 361, 365, 370, 376, 378, 384, 390R, 395R, 455, 498R
       RL 343
       SOC 330, 357, 402


  •  
    B.A.  in Psychology (765)   
     
    Minor or 2 Clusters Required

    University Requirements

    Religion Requirements

    (Book of Mormon Courses)
    Take these Courses   
    REL 121, 122
     
           OR
              Take these Courses   
              REL 121H, 122H
     
                     OR
                        Take this Course   
                        REL 221

    AND
    (Scripture Based Courses)
    Take 6 Credits   
    REL 211, 212, 301, 302, 324
     
           OR
              Take 6 Credits   
              REL 211H, 212H, 301H, 302H, 324H

    AND
    (Other Religion Courses)
    Take 4 Credits   
    REL 100, 130, 215, 234, 235, 260, 261, 264, 333, 341, 341H, 342, 342H, 351, 352, 370, 431, 471, 475

    Online Learning

    Each student is required to take at least one online course. For more information about the online requirement please visit the Online Learning section found in the Graduation & Transfer section of the catalog or visit http://web.byui.edu/Catalog/2005-2006/generalEducation.htm.

    Other online course information is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/online.htm. A list of online courses is available at http://www2.byui.edu/insttech/OnlineCourses/onlinecalendar.htm (select a semester or term).

    GE Requirements
    I. Reading and Writing

       Take 1 Course
       ENG 111, 111C, 111H

    AND
       Take 1 Course
       ENG 311, 311C, 311H, 312, 312C, 313, 313C, 314, 315, 315C, 316, 316C
       HIST 300

    II. Mathematics

  • Math 101 may be used as meeting the Math General Education requirement if all of the following criteria are met: 1)Student was enrolled and completed Math 101 prior to Fall 2001; 2)The student's major does not require math class; 3)There is no break in enrollment.
  • Students initiating their studies at BYU-Idaho Fall Semester 2001 or later are not eligible for the ACT math waiver and must take one of the following courses to fill the math requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       MATH 108, 108H, 110, 110H, 111, 112, 113, 214, 221, 306

    III. Arts

       Take 1 Course
       ART 101, 160, 201, 202
       HFED 140
       HORT 230
       HUM 101, 101H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
       MUSIC 100, 101
       TA 115, 117

    AND
       Take this Course
       FA 100

    IV. Biological Science and Physical Science

       Take 4 Credits
       AGRON 122, 270
       BIO 100, 100H, 102, 102H, 118, 120, 130, 150, 150L, 176, 200, 202, 208, 221, 222, 230, 250, 264, 265, 268

              OR
                 Take 4 Credits
                 CHEM 100, 101, 105, 105H, 106, 106H
                 GEOG 101, 101L
                 GEOL 101, 102, 103, 103L, 104, 110, 110L, 111, 111L
                 PH 101, 102, 105, 116, 121, 127, 150
                 PH.S 100, 100L, 110

    V. American Institutions

       Take 1 Course
       AMHER 170, 170H
       ECON 111, 111H
       HIST 120, 121
       POLSC 110

    IX. Social Science
    This course must be in a different discipline from the course taken to fill the American Institutions requirement.

       Take 1 Course
       ANTH 101, 101H
       CHILD 210, 210H
       ECON 111, 111H, 112, 112H
       ED 270
       GEOG 120
       HIST 201, 202
       HON 201
       PHIL 203, 203H, 204, 204H
       POLSC 110, 170
       PSYCH 111, 111H, 201, 201H
       SOC 111, 111H, 112, 112H, 210

    VII. Foreign Language
    Take 8 credits of language study and 3 credits of literature all in the same language.

       Take 11 Credits
       CHIN 101, 101H, 102, 201, 347
       FR 102, 201, 202
       GER 102, 201, 202
       RUSS 101, 101H, 102, 201, 340, 340H
       SPAN 102, 201, 201M, 202, 302

    Major Requirements

       Take these Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       MATH 221
       PSYCH 302, 311

    AND
       Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 111, 111H

    AND
       Take 2 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 201, 201H, 310, 322, 350

    AND

       Take 2 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 341, 342, 378, 455

    AND
       Take 3 Courses   Minimum Grade: C-
       PSYCH 361, 365, 370, 376, 384

    (May use either Psych 240 or GS 101. Not Both)
       (At least 2 Credits from this list need to be Psych Credits that have not been used to fill any other requirement)

    AND
       Take 8 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
       B 370
       BIO 240
       CHILD 210, 210H, 320
       COMM 150, 150H
       ENG 354, 355, 356
       GS 101, 210
       HS 351, 460
       PE 330
       PHIL 110, 110H, 201, 201H, 202, 202H, 205, 313, 313H
       PSYCH 201, 201H, 235, 240, 310, 322, 341, 342, 350, 361, 365, 370, 376, 378, 384, 390R, 395R, 455, 498R
       RL 343
       SOC 330, 357, 402



  • Minor in  Psychology (176)   

    No double counting of Minor courses
    Take this Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    PSYCH 111

    AND
    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    PSYCH 201, 322, 361

    AND
    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    PSYCH 310, 341, 342, 350, 455

    AND

    Take 1 Course   Minimum Grade: C-
    PSYCH 302, 311, 378

    AND
    Take 6 Credits   Minimum Grade: C-
    PSYCH 201, 235, 240, 302, 310, 311, 322, 341, 342, 350, 361, 365, 370, 376, 378, 384, 390R, 455
     
    Course Descriptions

    PSYCH 111 General Psychology (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Social Science requirement.
    This is an INTRODUCTORY course in Psychology which surveys the various fields of psychology and application of selected psychological principles to life situations.
    (Fall, Summer, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 201 Developmental Psychology Lifespan (3:3:0)
    Fulfills GE Social Science requirement.
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    The study of biological, affective, social and cognitive aspects of behavior through the life span.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-odd summers)
     
    PSYCH 235 Psychology of Stress (2:2:0)
    An applied course covering the nature and managment of stress, with focus on understanding and altering or enhancing student's environment and behaviors as they pertain to stress.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 240 Psychology of Effective Living (3:3:0)
    An exploration of psychological principles which
    facilitate a productive and satisfying life.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 302 Research Methods (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111 and Math 221
    Basic principles of conducting research in psychology will be taught. Some of the topics include, but are not limited to: the ethics of doing research, the design, data collection, the analysis, and reporting the results of psychological investigations. Some computer software will be used in the data analysis phase of the research process.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 310 Culture & Gender (2-3:3:0)
    This course explores the cultural and gender influences on basic psychological processes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-even summers)
     
    PSYCH 311 History and Systems of Psychology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Historical movements and intellectual commitments of the past, early pioneers in the field of psychology, comtemporary issues and assumptions that form the discipline of psychology.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    PSYCH 322 Adult Development (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Cognitive, social, physical and personality development during adulthood.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 341 Personality (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Introduction to theories and research in personality.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-odd summers)
     
    PSYCH 342 Abnormal Psychology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Dynamics of maladjustment, major psychological disorders and therapeutic procedures.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)
     
    PSYCH 350 Social Psychology (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    An in-depth view of the psychology of the inner person and what it means to be human. The emphasis is on the complex interplay between the individual and society in the formation of self-concept, attitudes, and the way in which he/she perceives others.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-even summers)
     
    PSYCH 361 Principles of Learning (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    This course examines the means by which behavior is acquired and extinguished.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-odd summers)
     
    PSYCH 365 Motivation and Emotion (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    This course examines the determinants of motivation and emotion and their relationship to thought, personality, and behavior.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 370 Sensation and Perception (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Introduction to sensory systems and perceptual processes.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-odd summers)
     
    PSYCH 376 Cognition (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Introduction to theories and research in cognition and cognitive development.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer-odd summers)
     
    PSYCH 378 Psychological Assessment (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    This is a survey course designed to introduce the students to assessment in psychology. Students will be taught: (a)to critically evaluate the qualities of psychological tests, (b)the ethical issues surrounding psychological assessment,(c)how psychological tests are used to assess intelligence, personality, interests, performance, and other psychological constructs, and(d)how psychological tests are used in a variety of areas such as psychological research, clinical/counseling settings, education, industry, business, and law.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 384 Behaviorial Neurobiology (3:4:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    Basic physiological, anatomical, and chemical foundation of behavior.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer (even summers))
     
    PSYCH 390R Special Topics in Psychology (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
    Indepth study of a specific topic in the field of psychology.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 395R Directed Study (1-3:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111 and consent of instructor.
    Faculty student consultation will determine a special area of study and/or research problems that will give students greater preparation for advanced work in psychology and related fields. Term of enrollment, credit, and other details will be arranged with instructor.
    (Fall, Winter)
     
    PSYCH 455 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy (3:3:0)
    Prerequisite: Psych 111
    This course will examine the components of effective psychotherapy, evaluate current theories of therapy and historical influences.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer )
     
    PSYCH 498R Internship (1-6:0:0)
    Prerequisite: Consent of Internship supervisor required.
    Supervised field experience in an approved setting.
    (Fall, Winter, Summer)