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Morgan State University
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Bachelor of SciencePsychology 2/10/2018
Psychology Program Description
Morgan State University has partnered with the Laurel College Center, Prince Georges Community College, and Howard Community College to offer a Bachelor of Science Psychology (off-campus) at the Laurel College Center in Laurel, Maryland.&nbsp; Morgan and the Center recognize a mutual interest in facilitating the transfer to Morgan of students earning associate degrees at Prince George&#39;s Community College, Howard Community College, and/or students enrolled in courses at the Center to be able to earn bachelor degrees. <br> <br>This Memorandum of Agreement between Morgan and the Center includes transfer articulation to provide opportunities for these students. Student will enroll in upper division classes in a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology program while continuing to attend classes at the Center. All classes will be offered on-site at the Laurel College Center campus. <br> <br>The curriculum provides students with general knowledge of&nbsp;&nbsp; Psychology and&nbsp;&nbsp; its&nbsp; subfields. Specific goals will meet student academic needs by 1) providing a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that increases students&#39; knowledge and understanding of the field of psychology and of psychology as a science, through a curriculum that is evidence-based and empirical in approach; 2) offering hands-on opportunities, research and academic internships, service learning, and community services activities, to apply theoretical background obtained from courses in practical experiences; and 3) providing academic and career development opportunities that facilitate successful acceptance to and matriculation in graduate school or gainful employment into the workforce. <br> <br>Students admitted to Morgan will be required to complete 50 credits in Psychology including other courses needed to complete the degree requirement. The program seeks to enroll 25 full-time students in its initial year and projects enrollment of 25 full-time students by its fifth year. <br>