Nov 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Integrative Health

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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 Interdisciplinary 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.

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 126

Required Curriculum

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.)
Quantitative Reasoning (3 Cr.)
General Education Electives (Two must be above 100 level) (12 Cr.)
Core Electives  (Must be 300 level or higher) (6 Cr.)
Psychology Major Electives (Must be 300 level or higher) (9 Cr.) 
Open Electives  (19 Cr.) 

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 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