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Psychology, Minor

Requirements

The Minor in Psychology is designed for students who desire a full bachelor’s degree in psychology. The degree will prepare students for careers and further education in Utah, the Mountain West, and nationwide by (a) creating a curriculum built around the five pillars of psychology described by the American Psychological Association (APA); (b) emphasizing skills desired by employers (e.g., written communication, critical thinking, working in teams); and (c) providing engaged learning experiences (e.g., service-learning, internship, capstone) about current psychological topics.

Total Program Credits: 18

Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span  3
  PSY 2710 Introduction to Brain and Behavior 3
  PSY 3400 Abnormal Psychology   3
  PSY 3420 Cognitive Psychology 3
  PSY 350G Social Psychology  3
Graduation Requirements:
  1. All course work taken to meet Behavioral Science requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 1100 Human Development Life Span 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 2710 Introduction to Brain & Behavior 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 3400 Abnormal Psychology 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 3420 Cognitive Psychology 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 350G Social Psychology 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Behavioral Science

Location:

CB 207

Telephone:

801-863-6377

Email:

BESC_OFFICE@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/besc

Chair:

Cameron John

Chair Email

Cameron.John@uvu.edu

Assistant Chair:

Grace Chou

Assistant Chair Email

chougr@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The Behavioral Science department is a rigorous interdisciplinary program (Anthropology, Family Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, and Substance Use Disorder Counseling) that prepares students to make positive contributions in their academic, work, and community settings by developing their understanding of human functioning in various contexts. We promote and mentor student engagement with each other and with their academic, professional, or geographic communities in order to achieve essential learning outcomes.

 
 

Behavioral Science

Please see our department site for the most up to date and accurate information.

Advisors:

To find out who your assigned advisor is and schedule an appointment please visit: http://www.uvu.edu/besc/bescacademicadvising.html

  • April Kirk 
  • Family Studies (last names A-R)
  • Telephone: 801-863-5347
  • Email: April.Kirk@uvu.edu
  • Bryan Walker
  • Family Studies (last names S-Z)
  • Psychology (last names Q-Z)
  • Telephone: 801-863-5891
  • Email: BWalker@uvu.edu
  • Cindy Lau
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling
  • Associate in Behavioral Science
  • Telephone: 801-863-8120
  • Email: Cindy.Lau@uvu.edu
  • Kaye Fugal
  • Psychology (last names H-P)
  • Telephone: 801-863-8073
  • Email: fugalkay@uvu.edu
  • Lori Duke
  • Anthropology (all)
  • Psychology (last names A-G)
  • Telephone: 801-863-6718
  • Email: dukelo@uvu.edu
  • Sarah Lindsey
  • Sociology
  • Telephone: 801-863-5717
  • Email: SarahL@uvu.edu

Administrative Support:

Program Coordinators:

  • Anthropology: Patience Kabamba
  • Telephone: 801-863-5329
  • Email: PKabamba@uvu.edu
  • Master of Social Work: Lars Eggertsen
  • Telephone: 801-863-6731
  • Email: larse@uvu.edu
  • Family Studies: Dr. Nathan Cottle
  • Telephone: 801-863-5105
  • Email: NCottle@uvu.edu
  • Sociology: TBA
  • Telephone: 801-863-7344
  • Email:
  • Substance Use Disorder Counseling: TBA
  • Telephone: 801-863-8585
  • Email:

 

Programs/Degrees

Associate in Art or Science in Behavioral Science
Bachelor of Art or Science in Behavioral Science

  • Anthropology
  • Family Studies
  • Sociology

Bachelor of Psychology
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Social Work
Substance Use Disorder Counseling Certificate of Proficiency

 
 

Faculty

Christopher Anderson(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, B.S., Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Jeremy Boden(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Marriage and Family Therapy, Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, Texas Tech University.

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Brett Breton(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Aviation & Air Traffic Control, Mount San Antonio College; B.S., Psychology, M.S., Counseling & School Psychology, Ph.D., Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Teresa Cardon(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Center for Autism
Director

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty

B.A., M.A., Communicative Disorders, California State University; Ph.D., Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University.

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Debjani Chakravarty(2015)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.com, Accountancy & Business Economics, University of Calcutta; M.A., M.Phil., Sociology, University of Purdue; Ph.D., Gender Studies, Arizona State University.

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Grace Chou(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, National Taiwan University; M.A., Ph.D., Sociology, University of California, Riverside.

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Nathan Cottle(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Family Science and Human Development, M.S., Marriage, Family & Human Development, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas.

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Matthew Draper(2008)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Counseling, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Texas at Austin.

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Lars Eggertsen(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty

Department: Social Work Graduate Studies

B.S., Family Science, Brigham Young University; M.S.W., Loma Linda University; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Ronald Hammond(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty

Department: Public Service Graduate Studies

B.S., Health Care Administration, Idaho State University; M.S., Health Science, Ph.D., Sociology/Family Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Jessica Hill(2012)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Florida State University; M.A., Visual Cognition and Human Performance, University of Illinois.

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Cameron John(1997)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Weber State University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Arizona.

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Patience Kabamba(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Philosophy, Centre Sevres Jesuit College; M.A., Developmental Studies, University of Natal Durban, So. Africa; Ph.D., Anthropology, Columbia University.

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David Knowlton(2002)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Anthropology, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Texas.

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Claudia Lieberwirth(2013)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Research Psychology, University of Michigan; Ph.D., Neuroscience, Florida State University.

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Martin McDonell(2017)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Dan Diego State University; M.S.W., California State University-Long Beach; Ph.D., Social Work, University of Utah.

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Alan Misbach(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; MWS, Social Work, University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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Julie Nelson(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Elementary Education & Early Childhood, Brigham Young University; M.A., Family & Human Development, Utah State University.

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Elijah Nielson(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Asian Studies, M.S.W., Brigham Young University; J.D., Ave Maria School of Law; L.L.M., Stratus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Ph.D., (ABD), Social Work, University of Utah.

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Angelea Panos(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.S.W., Mental & Occupational Health, University of Utah; M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

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Barton Poulson(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; M.A., Psychology, Hunter College; M. Phil., Psychology, Ph.D., Social-Personality Psychology, The City University of New York.

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Grant Richards(1992)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Animal Science, M.S., Psychology, Ed.D., Educational Psychology, Brigham Young University.

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Leo Schlosnagle(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



A.S., Computer Science, Garrett College; B.A., Psychology, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Ph.D., Psychology, West Virginia University.

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Alexander Simon(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, M.A., Sociology, State University of New York, Albany; Ph.D., Sociology, Simon Fraser University.

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James Taylor(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, University of Utah; M.S., Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Texas Christian University.

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Anton Tolman(2006)

Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, University of Denver; M.A., Psychology, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

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Jeffrey Torlina(2005)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, Oakland University; Ph.D., Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York.

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Russell Warne(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.S., Psychology, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University.

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Lashawn Williams-Schultz(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Behavioral Science
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, Duke University; M.P.A., Criminal Justice, M.S.W., Marywood University; Ph.D., (ABD), Health Professions Education, College of Saint Mary.

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