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Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education


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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to offer small classes and balanced coursework. The curriculum provides a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences, research skills, and the understanding of human behavior.

Within the Psychology program, students will study how human behavior changes from infancy through old age. Students will learn how to critically evaluate research often reported in the popular media. Students will also be introduced to research techniques such as survey construction and systematic observation, which they will find useful in the workplace. Specific areas of human behavior such as behavior disorders, counseling techniques, and forensic psychology are examined through a choice of psychology electives.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

• Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
• Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.
• Communicate effectively within the conventions of the discipline.
• Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

Concentration in Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education Concentration is an 8 course, 24 credit specialization that focuses on important issues for teachers working in private and pre-K child development centers.  This non-licensure specialization builds upon the skills, experience, and coursework many students will have already received prior to enrolling in Endicott College. This concentration will give students writing, research and foundational skills, especially focused on language and literacy skills. Teachers will need to ensure that young children become “Kindergarten ready.” The Concentration in Early Childhood Education will be open to all students enrolled in our BA Program in Liberal Arts and our BS Program in Psychology.

Concentration in Early Childhood Education Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will:

• Effectively communicate in writing and through oral communication
• Recognize the fundamental benchmarks to work in the field of early childhood education
• Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse within the concentration
• Recall and apply the basic foundational knowledge of early childhood education as delivered through the Baccalaureate Core
• Apply quantitative decision-making techniques for problem solving in the early childhood classroom
• Design, execute, and present a personal project, which synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills, and experiences appropriate to the students’ personal and professional goals and/or their chosen area of specialization.

Program of Study


Writing Designated Course - 3 cr.
World Culture Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Course - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
General Education Electives - 18 cr. (At least two 300 level or higher)
Psychology Major Electives - 6 cr.
Open Electives - 18 cr.

Required General Education Courses


Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration - 24 credits


Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits


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