Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Egyptology
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor Emeritus: O. Farrag
Associate Professors: N. Ciaccio (Chair), J. Abdalla, K. Myambo
Assistant Professors: E. Coker, N. Peterson
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 further studies leading to a professional career.
To declare psychology as their major, students must obtain a C or higher in PSYC 201. PSYC 201 is a prerequisite to PSYC 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 PSYC 208, Research methods for Psychology, which provides the training necessary for more advanced work in the field. PSYC 308 and PSYC 342 should be taken during the junior year. PSY 301 and PSYC 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: