The Bachelor of Science in Psychology curriculum reflects the discipline's major functions — scientific research, teaching, the helping relations and evidence-based practice, and raising philosophical questions about the assumptions, values, and ideals of human beings and their societies, which reflects psychology's origin in philosophy. Through a core set of requirements the student systematically develops understanding and skill in scientific methods of inquiry, focusing on the human mind and behavior.
To fulfill the degree requirements, you may pursue the standard curriculum by selecting courses from four content areas that introduce the applied and theoretical sides of psychology and provide a broad understanding of the field as a whole; or you may apply to one of several more focused concentrations that draw upon the special strengths of the VCU Department of Psychology.
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- College of Humanities and Sciences Scholarships - The College of Humanities and Sciences offers over 100 scholarship opportunities to currently enrolled students annually. Additional opportunities are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, as well as through The Honors College.