Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Administrator: Chair, Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Graduates of this emphasis and general education students will understand the scientific method in social science and graduates will be able to carry out a research project.  (Academic Excellence and Creative Engagement) 
  2. Graduates of this emphasis will exhibit basic interpersonal skills; an understanding of a variety of professional roles; the purpose of at least one community agency, the clients it serves, and the intervention methods it uses.  (Creative Engagement and Social Responsiveness) 
  3. Graduates of this emphasis and general education students will be able to use a variety of information technologies to research topics in the literature of the field.  (Academic Excellence and Creative Engagement) 
  4. Graduates of this emphasis and general education students will be able to identify the major theories and contributors to the discipline. (Academic Excellence) 
  5. Graduates of this emphasis will be able to meaningfully discuss the nature and behavior of human beings from Christian and social scientific perspectives, and to recognize the points of consensus and tension between the two.  They will understand how to integrate issues of faith and values with the theories and practices of psychology. (Christlike Character)

Requirements: 51-56 credits: 24 core credits of which 18 shall be numbered above 2999, and the requirements for one area of emphasis (27-32) 

Core courses: 24 credits

PSYC1550. Introduction to Psychology (3) 
PSYC2100. Lifespan Development (3) 
PSYC3550. Psychology of Religion (2) 
PSYC3640. Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis I (3) 
PSYC3640L. Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis Laboratory I (1) 
PSYC3650. Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis II (3) 
PSYC3650L. Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis Laboratory II (1) 
PSYC3960. Field Experience (1-4) (1 required) 
PSYC4110. Psychology of Learning (3) 
PSYC4110L. Psychology of Learning Laboratory (1) 
PSYC4550. Social Psychology (3) 

Psychology field test to be completed during the senior year.

Course Descriptions