Photo: Psych grads celebrate their BA milestone with a party at the home of the department chair, Dr. Bev Wiens
|General Education Core||48 units|
|Bible and Theology||18 units (9 units for transfer students)|
|Electives||10 units (21 units for transfer students)|
|128 Total Units for the BA|
Psychology majors and minors will be encouraged to take the following courses in their general education program:
- Interpersonal Processes* as their Communication choice.
- Introduction to Psychology* as their Behavioral Science choice.
- Biology, Physiology, or Anatomy as one of their Science choices.
Cultural Geography is also recommended for those who choose International Psychology as their concentration.
- Advanced Academic Writing as their depth elective.
- Wisdom Literature, Psalms, or Jeremiah as a GE elective.
- Sociology, World Religions, and Kairos: God, the Church and the World are recommended for those who choose International Psychology as their concentration.
* If this course is not taken as part of the general education curriculum, it must be taken within the major or minor electives.
All students in this department earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Each student may earn a general psychology degree or choose an area of concentration.
|Required Core Courses||31 units|
|52 Units Total|
|Required Core Courses include:||31 units|
|Psychology and Christian Thought (PSYC102)||3 units|
|Developmental Psychology (PSYC141)||3 units|
|Psychology of Relationships (PSYC230)||3 units|
|Personality Theory & Therapy (PSYC300)||3 units|
|Counseling Skills (PSYC331)||3 units|
|Human Sexuality (PSYC333)||3 units|
|Abnormal Psychology (PSYC351)||3 units|
|Field Work in Psychology I & II (PSYC475a&b)||4 units|
|Research Methods & Statistics (PSYC490)||3 units|
|Applied Integration (PSYC498)||3 units|
Elective Courses: Choose from this group
|(Electives can be chosen from any of the concentrations and/or the following courses)|
|Social Psychology (PSYC203)||3 units|
|History and Systems of Psychology (PSYC310)||3 units|
|Psychology of Learning (PSYC400)||3 units|
|Grief and Loss (PSYC432)||3 units|
|Career Development (PSYC442)||3 units|
|Professional Skills (PSYC460)||3 units|
|Advanced Statistics for the Social Sciences (PSYC491)||3 units|
Pre-psychology graduate school students:
Students planning to continue apply to graduate school are advised to choose the following electives:
- Advanced Statistics for the Social Sciences
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Psychology of Learning
- Psychological Testing and Assessment
- Social Psychology
A Note about Field Work I & II:
Students work at a field placement site for both semesters of their senior year. There is some provision for starting field work the summer before the senior year for those students who are interested in doing so. The field work requirement is 45 hours per unit or a total of 180 hours. Finding a placement site is the student's responsibility. A Field Work Manual which includes the policies and procedures of the field work experience, a list of potential placement sites, and all of the forms needed for successful completion of the field work assignments is provided. The manual can be downloaded by clicking on the student materials link to the right. Academic advisors are also helpful as students plan for this senior year experience. Field work sites should be chosen for their value in providing the student with work experience in the area of their concentration. A site supervisor and a faculty field work supervisor meet with students regularly as they gain experience in the field and apply what they have learned in the classroom to real life settings.
Comprehensive Evaluation Requirements
The comp exam is part of the Advanced Integration curriculum and is taken during the last semester in the Psychology degree program. One retake is allowed if the student is unable to pass the exam on the first attempt. Students who pass one part of the two part examination are only required to retake the part they do not pass (either the Knowledge or the Applied section). Successful completion of both parts of the Comp is required in order to graduate from the psychology program.