Bachelor’s in Psychology Degree Programs in Minnesota – C

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The beautifully sprawling state of Minnesota is home to a wide variety of colleges and universities offering bachelor’s degrees in psychology. The state is among the largest while also being noted as one of the least densely populated in the nation. This means that students who pursue their degree in this state can enjoy large open spaces, beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities. Students can enjoy this outdoor lifestyle even more by taking advantage of the many programs that offer some or the entire curriculum in an online format. This provides the flexibility to learn when, where and how you choose. Throughout the state students can choose a format, setting and program that work best for them.

Capella University

The School of Undergraduate Studies

Capella University is an accredited public university located in Minneapolis Minnesota. Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank founded Capella University in 1993 with the goal of flexible learning that can accommodate students from all walks of life. Capella University is owned by Capella Education Company awarding primarily online programs. The university has 142 graduate and undergraduate specializations, 25 certificate programs and more than 1600 online courses. Approximately 36,000 students are currently enrolled at Capella and they come from all 50 states and 61 other countries. The mission (as stated by the university) is “providing access to doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees, and certificates for working adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential”. The curriculum for all programs is competency-based, combining foundational theory with real-world application to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to advance in their chosen profession.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at Capella University is an online degree designed within American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines to provide students with core understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors. Competencies for the program include the following abilities:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology
  • Apply information analysis and research methods
  • Use technology tools and applications appropriate for psychology
  • Develop effective communication and literacy skill
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving in psychology
  • Apply psychology principles to personal, social, and organizational issues
  • Understand ethical behavior, tolerate ambiguity, value empirical evidence, and respect the complexity of diversity
  • Theorize the application of one’s values, skills, and knowledge of psychology to realize personal goals, professional opportunities, and societal needs

Career paths for graduates of the psychology major include social services worker, intake counselor, case manager or referral specialist in government, nonprofit organizations, long term care organizations or social service agency. Students in BS in Psychology program can also choose a concentration to pursue their specific career goals. Concentrations available include:

  1. The curriculum for the Concentration in General Psychology allows students a study of the fundamental concepts, theories, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology. Coursework focuses on social, abnormal, positive, and biological psychology and lifespan development, motivation and performance, learning and cognition, research methodology, culture and diversity, and ethics. Graduates of the general psychology specialization are prepared to enter graduate programs or pursue careers in education, public service, law enforcement and corrections, business, human development, and rehabilitation and mental health.
  2. Students in the General Psychology Flex Path option have the opportunity to complete their BS degree at their own pace in fitting into their own schedule. With Flex Path, students can take advantage of the knowledge they have moving quickly through familiar subjects with the ability to move more slowly as needed to gain new knowledge and skills. Students in the Flex Path program are provided a study of the fundamental psychological concepts, theories, empirical findings, and historical trends with a focus on social, abnormal, positive, and biological psychology and lifespan development, motivation and performance, learning and cognition, research methodology, culture and diversity, and ethics. Graduates of the Flex Path Program are prepared for careers in education, public service, law enforcement and corrections, business, human development, and rehabilitation and mental health.
  3. Combined BS in Psychology/MS in Clinical Psychology student learners complete the following 5 credit master’s-level courses: Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Introduction to Psychopathology and Tests and Measurements. These courses are taken in addition to the general education, remaining core, and specialization courses and may be applied toward learners’ elective requirements. The dual BS in Psychology and MS in Clinical Psychology require 180 credits for completion.
  4. Combined BS in Psychology/Master of Business Administration students are required to complete the following 3 credit masters level courses: Foundational Skills for Business Leaders, Leading Innovation in the Global Organization, Global Economic Environment and Integrated Global Marketing. These courses are taken in addition to the general education, core, and specialization courses and may be applied toward elective requirements. The dual BS in Psychology and MBA program requires 180 credits for completion.
  5. Combined BS in Psychology/MS in Education or MS in Higher Education learners enrolled in the combined option complete the following 4 credit master’s-level courses: Foundations for Master’s Studies in Education, Theory, Practice, and Purpose Survey of Research Methodology and Overview of Higher Education. These courses are taken in addition to the general education, core, and specialization courses and may be applied toward learners’ elective requirements. The dual degree program requires 180 credits for completion.
  6. Combined Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Master of Science in Psychology students complete the following 5 credit master’s level courses: Tests and Measurements, Inferential Statistics and Research Methods. These courses are taken in addition to the general education, core, and specialization courses and may be applied toward learners’ elective requirements. The dual BS in Psychology and MS in Psychology program require 180 credits for completion.
  7. Combined Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Master of Science in Human Behavior students complete the following 4 credit master’s-level courses: Survey of Research in Human Development and Behavior, Research Methodology in Human Behavior and Human Behavior and Diversity. These requirements are in addition to the general education, remaining core, and specialization. The combined BS in Psychology and MS in Human Behavior require 180 quarter for completion.

Accreditations
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Contact
Capella University
The Psychology Department
Capella Tower
225 South 6th Street – 9th Floor
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
(866) 736-1677
Program Website

Carleton College

The Psychology Department

Carleton College is a private coed liberal arts college located in Northfield Minnesota. Current enrollment is 2,042 undergraduate students located on the 1,040-acre campus. Carleton runs on a trimester calendar system. The school was founded in 1866 by the General Conference of the Congregational Churches of Minnesota, and is the fourth oldest private institution of higher education in Minnesota. Carleton ranks among the top liberal arts colleges, and is considered one of the “Hidden Ivy League Schools. ” The mission of Carleton College is “providing an exceptional undergraduate liberal arts education through academic excellence, distinguished by the creative interplay of teaching, learning, and scholarship, and dedicated to our diverse residential community and extensive international engagements”. Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities and social sciences. In its 2016, US News and World Reports ranked the college as the 8th best National Liberal Arts College in the country.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides students with a systematic approach in the study of behavior and the human experience. The curriculum examines processes of physiological functioning, human and animal learning, human and animal cognition, cognitive and social development, personality, social influence, and psychopathology, and a study of the diversity and complexity of psychology. Goals set out by the department for Psychology majors includes two important elements:

  • Providing students with a core foundation in Psychology through curriculum with a wide range of basic courses in psychology to apply and develop the student’s skills and knowledge through fieldwork and research, laboratory, and teaching experiences. Students of the Psychology majors gain knowledge of psychological phenomena, theoretical frameworks, and methodological approaches within the field.
  • A goal to contribute to a development of analysis, expression, and understanding met in part by academic requirements within coursework and includes writing assignments and collection and analysis of data. The programs methods and laboratories allow students development of computer literacy, statistical and methodology and writing skills.

The Psychology major offers students the opportunity to pursue an area of concentration to meet their specific career goals and include the following:

  1. The Cognitive Science Concentration curriculum studies different approaches to the nature of mind, the representation of knowledge, the acquisition, comprehension, and production of language, the development of learning and intelligence, the use of information to draw inferences and make decisions, and the assessment of “goodness of fit” in similar systems. An exploration these questions is studied in disciplines including cognitive psychology, linguistics, philosophy, artificial intelligence, robotics, neuroscience, education, cognitive anthropology, behavioral economics, and others. The concentration in Cognitive Science brings together students and faculty in different disciplines that share common interests to enrich the view provided by any one discipline through an exploration or the methodologies of others.
  2. The Concentration in Education is interdisciplinary and graduates of the program complete the specialization by taking courses in educational leadership, policy, and reform or take individual courses of specific interest to fulfill requirements in the social sciences.
  3. The Neuroscience Concentration provides students with coursework including both biology and psychology to provide strength in foundational areas of both subjects. The choice of electives topics in neuroscience come from many departments including linguistics, philosophy, computer science, and music, as well as psychology and biology. Concentration students have an opportunity to interact with faculty and other students in a capstone seminar and can apply knowledge learned in the concentration courses in the issues of neuroscience.

Accreditations
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Contact
Carleton College
The Psychology Department
Admissions Department
One North College Street
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
(507) 222-4000
E-Mail: admissions@carleton.edu
Program Website

College of Saint Benedict

The College of Social Sciences

The College of Saint Benedict is half of a partnership with Saint John’s University. Women attend the College of Saint Benedict and men attend Saint John’s. The partnered liberal arts colleges are located respectively in Saint Joseph and Collegeville Minnesota. They are ranked among the top Catholic, liberal arts colleges in the country sharing one academic program, and students attend classes together on both campuses to allow students opportunities for international study, leadership, service learning, spiritual growth and cultural and athletic involvement. There is a combined enrollment of more than 3,800 students, making the College of Saint Benedict and St. Josephs University the largest among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. The campuses are located on 3,500 acres of forests, prairies, and lakes. The mission of the College is “providing women with the best residential liberal arts education in the Catholic and Benedictine traditions”. In 2016, US News and World Reports ranked College of St. Benedict as the 90th Best National Liberal Arts College in the United States.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology offers a curriculum in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to investigate questions important to the human condition from a scientific perspective for clear thinking, communication skills, and ethical judgment. Students in the psychology major have opportunities for integrative experiential learning through collaborative research, teaching practicum, service learning, and on- and off-campus internships. Graduates of the program gain critical and complex thinking skills from their knowledge of the basic principles and methodology in both traditional and emerging branches of psychology. Psychology majors are amply prepared to pursue graduate level training as well as careers in psychology and related disciplines. The Psychology major requires 44 credits for completion and includes a capstone project.

Accreditations
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Contact
College of Saint Benedict
The College of Social Sciences
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, Minnesota 56374
(320) 363-5011
E-Mail: admissions@csbsju.edu
Program Website

St Catherine University

The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences

St. Catherine University is a private Catholic liberal arts university located in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Known as “the Nation’s Largest College for Women,” St. Catherine offers bachelor’s programs for women plus graduate and associate programs for women and men. Saint Catherine’s is the first Catholic college or university in the world to be granted a Phi Beta Kappa chapter (in October 1937). The university currently enrolls more than 5,000 students, recruiting and enrolling minority students and nontraditional-aged students. In 2016, US News and World Reports ranked St. Catherine University as the 15th Best Midwestern Regional College. The mission of Saint Catherine’s School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences is “translating inquiry and research into action, fostering intellectual discourse and discovery throughout the social and natural sciences”.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science (BA) in Psychology curriculum includes a study of the humanities and the social and natural sciences to better understand how psychology applies to work, life and play. The major offers students the opportunity to take core courses in literature, biology and philosophy with required classes in Statistical Methods in Psychology and History and Systems. Elective choices include Psychology of Gender, Lifespan Development, Socialization Processes, Memory and Cognition and Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Psychology majors at St. Kate’s must participate in 20 hours of community-service experience in two required seminar courses.

Accreditations
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Contact
St. Catherine University
The School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences
The Psychology Department
Office of Admission, F-02
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
(651) 690-8850
E-Mail: admissions@stkate.edu
Program Website

Concordia College at Moorhead

Concordia College is a private coed college located in Moorhead Minnesota. It was founded by Norwegian settlers in 1891 and was affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Current student enrollment is more than 2,531 students on Concordia’s 113-acre campus and offers Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music and Master of Education degrees. Students are required to take courses in health, communication, religion, and culture. The mission (as stated by the college) is “influencing the affairs of the world by sending into society thoughtful and informed men and women dedicated to the Christian life”. In 2016, US News and World Reports ranked Concordia College-Moorhead as the 120th Best National Liberal Arts College in the United States. The Psychology Department prepares majors for graduate school in psychology, in human service settings, or utilization of the concepts and methods from psychology to other careers.

Psychology Department

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology provides students with the following competencies:

  • Knowledge specific methodology uses in the field of psychology
  • Major theory in psychology and the development of theory and research efforts to answer theory driven questions
  • Knowledge of the major advances in experimental and applied aspects of psychology
  • Ethics and Inclusiveness in Psychology
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the discipline of Psychology

Students can elect to customize their psychology major for preparation to enter careers or graduate studies in a variety of areas including clinical or counseling professions, developmental studies, neuroscience, human resources and a host of other fields. Students are required 32 credits for completion of the major.

Accreditations
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCACS)

Contact
Concordia College at Moorhead
Mona Ibrahim Chair Psychology Department
901 8th Street
Moorehead, Minnesota 56562
(218) 299-4000
E-Mail: info@cord.edu
Program Website

Whether you plan on becoming a professional psychologist or you chose an undergraduate psychology degree for its strong Liberal Arts curriculum, these programs offer what you need. Students completing their bachelor’s degree program are prepared for either graduate studies (in psychology or many other areas) as well as immediate employment. This is what makes psychology one of the most popular majors at many colleges throughout Minnesota and the rest of the country. Students have more opportunities than ever before to choose how, when and where they earn their degree. There are online options to help create and even more flexible learning environment. Students can take classes on the weekends on in the evening so they may continue to work while pursuing a degree. With so many undergraduate psychology degree options to choose from in Minnesota, each student can find the program that fulfills all of their individual needs.

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