Program Overview

Requirements For The Bachelor of Liberal Studies:

Distribution Requirements Or General Electives: (6 Credits)

Students pursuing the BLS degree must select or transfer the following two courses in the distribution or take them as general electives:

PSY 206 Principles of Psychology
HUM 303 Modern Currents in the Humanities

Requirements For The Psychology Specialization (30 credits):

Required Courses: (6 Credits)

For all specializations, students will complete a core introductory and capstone course (6 credits):

BLS 299 Critical Approaches to Liberal Studies
BLS 499 Liberal Studies Capstone

Required Courses: (21 Credits)

  • SWS 336 - Social Welfare as a Social Institution
  • SWS 401 - Social Welfare Policy and Services I
  • SWS 470 - Human Behavior and Social Environment
  • BIO 302 - Human Biology
  • PSY 305 - Personality Development
  • PSY 412 - Adult Psychopathology
  • SOC 301 - American Family or SOC 307 Race and Ethnicity

Specialization Electives: (3 Credits)

Any Barry University course with PSY, SOC prefix (except SOC 309, 310), approved transfer class, or Behavioral Sciences discipline-specific upper level portfolio credits with the Academic Coordinator’s approval.