Course Index

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4BIO 1XXPrinciples of Biology II
3BIO/SCI 240Principles and Concepts of Nutrition
4BIO/SCI 3XXMicrobiology
3BIO/SCI 315Pathophysiology
3BIO 3XXScientific Literacy and Applied Clinical Research
3BIO 4XXGenetics
3BIO 4XXImmunology
3BIO 4XXHuman Evolution, Variation, and Adaptation
4CHE 1XXGeneral Chemistry II
4PHY 110Physics I
3PSY 250 or PSY 280Abnormal Psychology OR Cognitive Psychology


  • Credits: 37.0 Total


Additional Biology Courses

(Check with your advisor to see when the courses are offered.)


PSY 100        Seminar I

This required seminar focuses on topics of concern to the Major.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Pre-requisites: none 

PSY 215        Lifespan Development

The Lifespan perspective involves several basic contentions: development is life-long, multidimensional, multi-directional, plastic, historically embedded, multi-disciplinary and contextual. Three imperative developmental issues are explored: maturation and experience, continuity and discontinuity and stability and change. Students study how humans develop and how they become who they are.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101 

PSY 200        Seminar II

This required seminar focuses on topics of concern to the Major.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 100  

PSY 280        Cognitive Psychology

An introduction to contemporary research and theory in human learning and memory, relevant perceptual processes, and higher functions such as language. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101        

PSY 250        Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to the study of psychological dysfunction; this class focuses on abnormal behavior as it relates to the definition, etiology, and treatment of major symptom domains. This course will emphasize critical evaluation of the causes and mechanisms of mental illness. 

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101   

PSY 220        Child Development

A survey course on the science and application of child and adolescent development; including physical, motoric, social, emotional, and cognitive changes from conception through adolescence. The course covers methods and theory, genetics, and may incorporate content on aggression, morality, parenting, media, and peers.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 215

PSY 350        Clinical Psychology

This course is a survey of clinical and counseling psychology therapeutic procedures and techniques. Emphases of the course include therapeutic modalities, assessment, and diagnosis. There is a focus on ethical and multicultural issues related to the practice of psychology, as well as legal and licensing issues in the practice of clinical/counseling psychology and related practice fields.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101 and PSY 250  

PSY 380        Behavioral Neuroscience

A survey of topics related to the biological processes underlying behavior in humans and in animals, including the physiology of neuronal and synaptic, transmission, neurochemistry, and neuropharmacology. Selected topics within the area of behavioral neuroscience are also covered, such as motivation, appetite, reward, homeostasis, biological rhythms, addiction, aggression, stress, emotion, and sleep.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101 and PSY 280         

PSY 375        Advanced Research Methods  

In this course, students will apply the theoretical principles that they have learned in the previous research and statistics courses. Students will learn to critically evaluate research claims that they encounter in a variety of situations including the popular press, pop psychology books, and peer-reviewed journal articles. They will learn to conduct and document research by ac ting as researchers and participants in demonstration experiments that they will write up in APA style.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: MAT 260, SSC 370 and MAT 365  

MAT 365        Advanced Statistics

This course offers study of multivariate statistics such as multiple regression, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and multivariate analysis of variance. Students will learn how to use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to perform the necessary statistical tests. Emphasis will be on understanding, application, and interpretation of multivariate statistics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: MAT 260
  • Co- or Pre-requisites: SSC 370  

PSY 420        Adulthood and Gerontology

This course is a developmental study of the adult from young adulthood throughout the remainder of life. The course will provide a broad overview of emotional, behavioral, social, physical and intellectual changes that occur during adulthood. Both theories and research findings will be emphasized; applications will be included.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 215 and PSY 220 or 320  

PSY 475        Senior Research

This course entails the student proposing, designing, conducting and analyzing an independent or group research study using scientifically valid quantitative, and/or qualitative methods to investigate psychological phenomena. The course will result in the student presenting her or his research in a colloquium and writing a journal-ready manuscript of the results.  The research option of this course is strongly recommended for students interested in applying to graduate school in psychology.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 375 

PSY 440        Healthcare Psychology

Health Psychology with an emphasis on healthcare, this NMC course reviews research and theory concerning the role of psychological factors in the development of physical illness Emphasis is placed on understanding the scientific relations among psychological factors, behavior and physical health and illness, especially as seen through the lifelong developmental lens.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101, PSY 215 and PSY 375 


  • Credits: 35.0 Total


Psychology or other elective credit options that meet the following guidelines on a credit evaluation or course basis at NMC:

  1. No more than 9 credits can be taken or transferred at 200 level. 
  2. All other credits should be at 300-400 level.

Healthcare psychology internship courses remain credit variable based on learning outcomes and the site hours available.

PSY 240 Social Psychology

An introduction to the psychology of social behavior; this class focuses on systematic consideration of such concepts as social influence, conformity and deviation, social attitudes and prejudice, socialization and personality, communication and propaganda, morale, and leadership.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101  

PSY 340 Community Psychology

Theory, research, and practice relevant to the reciprocal relationships between individuals and the social system which constitute the community context. Covers how individuals relate to their communities, the reciprocal effect of communities on individuals, and how examining situations in a community may uncover ways to make improvements.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 101 and PSY 215 

PSY 320 Adolescent Development

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: PSY 215 

PSY 474 Senior Field Experience

The Field option is suitable for those pursuing employment immediately after graduation from the program.  Emphasis is on a gaining practical experience via a closely monitored learning agreement with mapped course objectives.  Student maintains a journal, writes a paper and is obligated to pre-determined amount of clock hours.

  • Credits: Variable
  • Pre-requisites: xxx  

PSY 490 Psychology Internship

Supervised by a faculty member in the major, internships provide practical, hands-on experience in a professional field related to psychology. Internship placements must be established prior to enrollment in this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Pre-requisites: Completed all 100- and 200- level PSY requirements, MAT 260, SSC 370 and two 300-level PSY courses  


  • Credits: 22.0 Total Possible


Pre-Med, Pre-OT

Science courses that prepare you for your ultimate goal in medical school or occupational therapy are offered. Be advised to check the program requirements at your schools of choice.

  • Credits: 22.0 +


Spanish for the Healthcare Professional

Healthcare Sign Language

Choose either one of these minors to gain in-demand skills and help improve your employment prospects after graduation.

  • Credits: 18.0 for each minor


  • Credits: 18.0

APL 580 Capstone Project

This course will include the creation of a formal proposal that must be prepared, submitted, and approved by the faculty, the Program Director and the institution involved in the research.  The student will be required to synthesize learning and experiences into a capstone project.  During the course of the project, a student will demonstrate that they can successfully apply theoretical knowledge and skills learned throughout the Program.  All projects will be designed collaboratively between students and faculty to round out the student's integrative experience in the Program.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 570 Academic Budgeting and Financial Management

This course introduces an overview of the financial principles to successfully plan and manage program/department budgets and expenses.  Specific topics will include basic accounting; budgeting/resource allocation including budgeting practices, financial management which includes program revenue streams and expenses, as well as cost/benefit analysis, and strategy development/strategic planning.

  • Credits: 3.0

APL 565 Human Resources Management for Higher Education

This course examines the unique demands of managing human resources in higher education. Through the effective utilization of faculty and staff, academic leaders are able to effectively manage faculty recruitment and hiring; implement evaluation procedures, and faculty development and training programs.  Additional topics include labor relations, collective bargaining, and labor laws.

  • Credits: 3.0