The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a 42-course, 126-credit degree. This program is designed to offer small classes and balanced coursework. The curriculum provides a broad back- ground 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.
Concentration in Integrative Health
The Integrative Health Concentration is a six course, 18 credit concentration for students enrolled in BA Program in Liberal Studies or BS in Psychology or Business Management. This concentration focuses on issues relevant to individuals working in alternative health field, including midwifery, acupuncture, yoga therapy, massage and health coaching. Integrative health specialists often work in conjunction with the medical model to provide support, triage and lifestyle coaching to individuals who are seeking wellness. This concentration will give students writing, research and foundational skills on how to communicate about the role of stress, mindfulness, and health psychology to nurses, doctors and clinicians in the field. This interdisciplinary specialization will focus on the student’s ability to communicate and engage in critical thinking about health psychology, and the role of wellness on the individual and societal level. The below concentration courses will replace corresponding open elective credit requirements.
Candidates for Van Loan School’s undergraduate programs should have a minimum of two years full-time work experience. Admission to an undergraduate program requires a high school diploma, GED or conferred Associates degree from an accredited college or university. Prospective students may apply online at www.endicott.edu/VanLoan/Van-Loan-Admissions or submit the following materials to Van Loan School Admissions, Endicott College, 376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915:
- Completed undergraduate application;
- Non-refundable $25 application fee (check made payable to Endicott College, cash or online) Application fee waived for veteran and military students
- Essay of 250 - 500 words on career goals;
- Official final high school transcript or GED certificate
- Official transcripts of any post-secondary academic work sent directly from the institution(s), including Joint Service Transcripts.
- Official scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for students whose native language is not English; minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 79 (iBT) is required. The institutional code for Endicott College is 3369. Endicott also accepts an IELTS score of 6.0 or better.
All admissions requirements must be satisfied in order to be formally accepted, or matriculated, in a degree program. Students must be formally admitted to a program before the completion of 12 Endicott credits.
International Applicants for Undergraduate Admission Requirements
Endicott College welcomes and encourages applicants from around the world. International applicants must request that an official academic transcript confirming a secondary school diploma equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma be sent directly from the secondary school. Educational documents from outside the U.S. must be accompanied by a certified English translation, if deemed necessary.
All transcripts and translations of transcripts must be official originals and must show courses completed, grades received, grading scale, duration of study, degree or diploma received, and the date conferred. Endicott College reserves the right to request verification of the credentials by an external agency. International applicants must submit current TOEFL scores when their native language is not English or when their high school transcript and diploma are not from an institution where English is the language of instruction. Once students have been admitted as degree candidates, Endicott College will send detailed instructions about the process for acquiring an Endicott- sponsored student visa.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in academic discourse within the psychology discipline.
- 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.
In addition to fulfilling the outcomes of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program, students completing the concentration in Integrative Health will:
- Recall and apply the foundational knowledge of health psychology as it applies to integrative health.
- Demonstrate the writing, critical thinking, research and presentation skills necessary to communicate across the integrative health field.
- Understand processes that strength individual and community accountability and awareness of health disparities.
- Recognize business conventions and opportunities within the integrative health field and execute projects that enhance the field.
- Develop the self and interpersonal awareness necessary to build resilience in one’s self, community and work environments.
World Cultures Course - 3 cr.
Aesthetic Awareness & Creative Expression Course - 3 cr.
Literary Perspectives Course - 3 cr.
Values & Ethical Reasoning Course - 3 cr.
Science & Technology Courses - 3 cr.
Global Issues Course - 3 cr.
General Education Electives - 12 cr.
Core Electives - 6 cr. (Must be 300 level or higher)
Psychology Major Electives - 3 cr.
Open Electives - 21 cr.
Required Concentration Courses
Elective* - 3 cr.
*Required Concentration Elective
Total Number of Credits Required for Concentration- 18 credits
Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits