This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2021-2022 VCU Bulletin. This edition includes all programs and courses approved by the publication deadline; however we may receive notification of additional program approvals after the launch. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

PSYC 101. Introduction to Psychology. 4 Hours.Play course video for Introduction to Psychology

Semester course; 3 lecture and 1 computer-assisted laboratory hours. 4 credits. A survey of the basic principles, methods of investigation and fields of study and application. Includes individualized application of principles and methods in computerized learning activities. This course is a prerequisite for upper-level work in the field of psychology.

Psychology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in addiction studies

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology curriculum reflects the discipline’s major functions — scientific research, teaching, acting as a healing profession and raising philosophical questions about the assumptions, values and ideals of human beings and their societies, which reflects psychology’s origin in philosophy. Through a core set of requirements the student systematically develops understanding and skill in scientific methods of inquiry, focusing on the human mind and behavior. To fulfill the degree requirements, students may pursue the standard curriculum by selecting courses from four content areas that introduce students to the healing and philosophical sides of psychology and provide a broad understanding of the field as a whole; or the student may apply to one of several more focused concentrations that draw upon the special strengths of the VCU Department of Psychology.

Social Work, Bachelor of (B.S.W.)

...3 PSYC 101 Play course video for Introduction to Psychology Introduction to Psychology 4 PSYC...

Center for the Study of Biological Complexity

...course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 . Explores possibilities for addressing social concerns...