Areas of Emphasis

Pre-Counseling Psychology Emphasis

To provide background for the understanding of human behavior needed by those students preparing for such vocational areas as education, social service, business, or the ministry. 

Requirements:  30-31 credits 

Course Descriptions

PSYC1250. Psychology for Life (2)
PSYC2740. Helping Skills (2)
PSYC3100. Contemporary Approaches in Child & Adolescent Development (3)
PSYC3450. Abnormal Psychology (3)
PSYC3750. Counseling Theory (2)
PSYC4720. Group Theory and Processes (3)
PSYC4720L. Group Theory and Processes Laboratory (1) 
Two or three elective credits in psychology (PSYC2110 will not meet this requirement) (2-3)
Twelve credits in Christian education, practical theology, sociology, or social work selected in consultation with a psychology faculty advisor:
CHED3810. Children's Ministries (2)
CHED3820. Youth Ministries (2)
CHED3840. Family Ministries (2)
PRTH1710. Introduction to Christian Ministry (1)
PRTH3210. Spiritual Formation and Christian Discipleship (2)
PRTH3220. Worship Theory and Development (2)
PRTH3750. Compassionate Ministries (2)
Any SOGY course (2-3)
SOWK1720. Social Welfare in Contemporary Society (3)
SOWK2110. Introduction to Social Work (3)
SOWK3250. Substance Abuse, Prevention, and Intervention (3)
SOWK3350. Child Welfare Services (3)
SOWK3450. Gerontology and Geriatric Social Work (3)
SOWK4094. Topics in Social Work (1)

Neuroscience/Neuropsychology Emphasis

This emphasis is designed for students interested in working with the theory and methods of psychology within brain and behavior. 

Requirements:  32 credits

Course Descriptions

PSYC3250. Introduction to Neuropsychology (3)
PSYC3560. Neuropsychological Assessment (2) 
PSY3850. Biological Foundations of Behavior (3) 
PSYC3850L. Biological Foundations of Behavior Lab (1) 
PSYC4610. Psychological Testing (3) 
PSYC4850. Introduction to Psychopharmacology (2) 
PSYC4950. Practicum in Mental Measurement (3) 
PSYC4970. Senior Research in Psychology (1-4) (1 required) 
PHIL3520. Philosophy of Science (3)
BIOL2010. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3) 
BIOL2010L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1) 
BIOL3720. Genetics (3) 
Modern foreign language (4)


Scientist/Practitioner Emphasis

A course of study in general psychology for students who plan on graduate training in clinical psychology, experimental psychology or related fields. Practice in professional clinical psychology in many states requires, as a minimum, the master's degree. 

Requirements:  27 credits

Course Descriptions

BIOL2010. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3), and 
BIOL2010L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1); or,
BIOL2220. General Biology I (3), and
BIOL2220L. General Biology I Laboratory (1)
PHIL2010. Introduction to Philosophy (3) 
PHIL3510. Philosophy of Science (2) 
PSYC3850. Biological Foundations of Behavior (3) 
PSYC3850L. Biological Foundations of Behavior Laboratory (1) 
PSYC4750. History and Systems of Psychology (2) 
PSYC4970. Research (1-4) (1 required) 
Three credits in psychology (PSYC2110 will not meet this requirement) (3)
One year of a modern foreign language (same language) (8)