Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Associate Professor: N. Ciaccio
Assistant Professors: J. Abdalla, J. Clausel, E. Coker, N. Peterson
Professor Emeritus: O. Farrag
Psychology is the multifaceted scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. The program at AUC emphasizes physical, cognitive, emotional, personal, and social development from infancy to adulthood. This development is studied against a background of major theoretical and applied domains of psychology, concentrating on important aspects of individual, group, and cultural dynamics.
Bachelor of Arts
The aim of psychology at AUC is to provide students with a solid background in the current major areas of the discipline. It will give them insights which can be of personal as well as of practical value in many other occupations. In addition, the program will prepare students wishing to continue for further studies leading to a professional career.
To declare psychology as their major, students must obtain a C or higher in PSY 201. PSY 201 is a prerequisite to PSY 202, although in special circumstances they may be taken together. In general, students must complete lower level courses and required colleteral courses before taking 300- and 400-level courses. This applies particularly to PSY 208, Research methods for Psychology, which provides the training necessary for more advanced work in the field. PSY 308 and PSY 342 should be taken during the junior year. PSY 301 and PSY 327 must be taken before the senior year. When necessary, graduating seniors will be given priority for the space assignments in the 400-level courses.
A total of 120 credit hours is required for the bachelor's degree in psychology: