Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Endicott College Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Concentration in Small Business Management


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 Small Business Management

The Small Business Management Concentration is a 6 course, 18 credit concentration that focuses on issues relevant to individuals who are currently, or are interested in, leading their own small business. This concentration will give students writing, communication and business development skills that assist them to lead a profitable small business within the context of their community.

Program of Study


Total Degree Requirements - 126 credits


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.)
General Education Electives  (12 Cr.)
Core Electives (Must be 300 level or higher) (6 Cr.)
Psychology Major Electives  (6 Cr.) 
Open Electives  (16 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 Small Business Management will:

  • Understand how to manage the financial, sales and public relations issues associated with small business ownership.
  • Demonstrate the writing, critical thinking, presentation and business development skills necessary to succeed in promoting and managing a small business.  
  • Demonstrate capacity to communicate and negotiate with suppliers, potential investors, customers and employees. 
  • Recognize the role of promotion, customer service and public relations in profitability running a small business.
  • Understand the role of effective project management and delegation to meet small business needs.