Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts
The Department of Psychology houses a laboratory that was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. The lab is equipped with cognitive science software and instruments that measure human physiological processes such as heart rate, breathing, and electrical brain activity. Occasionally the lab is used for coursework or demonstrations. If you have a research idea and would like to discuss the use of the psychology lab, then please contact one of our Psychology faculty members.
Upon graduation, you will be prepared for graduate studies or careers in mental health, personnel work, education, human resources, counseling, social work, business, and other occupations requiring human interaction.
PSYC 205: Adolescent and Adult Development (3 hours)
This course continues the study of life-span development from adolescence through old age and death. Issues in physical, cognitive, and social development from the individual and normative perspectives are explored. Topics include identity formation, sexual orientation, marriage, models of aging, changes in cognition, social developments, and coping with old age.
PSYC 245: Brain and Behavior (3 hours)
This course provides students with a basic overview of the biological processes underlying human behavior. This course begins by presenting fundamental nervous system structure and processes and concludes by examining the role of biology in complex behaviors. Clinical case studies are used to illustrate psychological and neurological disorders. Sample topics include evolution and genetics, neural communication, major brain structures and their functions, human brain damage, sleep and dreaming, drug addiction, memory and amnesia, and stress and illness.
Attending ASU, as an undergraduate, was an invaluable and enriching experience. I was passionate about clinical psychology, and I greatly appreciated the advising and endless support by faculty and the administration
I am thankful to have attended Adams State rather than some large university where I would have become lost in the crowd of students. Faculty took a true interest in me and provided personalized educational and research experiences. Because of this, I excelled in graduate school and became a psychology professor.