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Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to develop an individual’s capacities for work in the helping professions in both secular and faith-based settings. Some will apply this degree to work within the mental health setting or they may utilize the relational skills gained in this program for a wide range of careers, including business, human services, and church or parachurch ministry. This major provides foundational studies in preparation for graduate school in the helping professions. Graduates who seek an advanced education typically choose studies in psychology, counseling or social work.

Unit Pricing

Total Program Units: 50

Cost Per Unit: $495

Careers

This major provides foundational studies in preparation for graduate school in the helping professions. Graduates who seek an advanced education typically choose studies in psychology, counseling or social work.

Features

You are taking one class at a time.
Biblical and psychological Integration

Psychology majors are required to take Introduction to Psychology and Developmental Psychology as pre-requisites to the major. All students are required to take WJU Strategies for Success prior to beginning any major. Please find our upcoming Psychology cohort schedule below.

= Both Campuses

Course is part of program at both campuses.

= Rocklin Program Only

Course is part of the Rocklin Campus program.

= San Jose Program Only

Course is part of the San Jose program.
Core Courses

Foundations of Biblical and Psychological Integration I

Beginning with a broad overview of worldviews, this course provides a history of the integration movement, the unique challenges and controversies of integration, and a review of various models of integration. It specifically examines the various integration issues associated with Psychology and Christianity.3 Units

Personality Theory

This course is an introduction to basic theories of counseling and an analysis of their credibility from a Christian perspective. Legal and ethical issues, including reporting requirements in abusive situations are included.3 Units

Counseling Skills

In this course students will focus on the appropriate use of techniques and strategies in counseling. Includes skills used to assess needs and make appropriate referrals. Emphasizes demonstration and application.3 Units

Foundations of Biblical and Psychological Integration II

This course explores the personal dimensions of spiritual and psychological formation. It emphasizes the relational aspects of Christian principles integrated with psychological constructs by examining the dynamics of God’s character, His plan for humanity throughout history, the nature of God’s grace and our response to it, the development and expression of the individual self, and the individual’s engagement with others.3 Units

Abnormal Psychology

A study of psychopathology and abnormal behavior with an emphasis placed on description and identification of individual disorders. A consideration of cultural differences in the expression of abnormal symptomatology is included.3 Units

Biopsychology

This course will study the physiological and neurological correlates of behavior. Students will study the structure and function of the nervous system, including the biological bases of psychopathology and normal function.3 Units

Research Methods and Statistical Concepts

Students will be provided with an overview and understanding of research methods and statistical terms used in both psychology and business disciplines with a special focus on compilation and interpretation of data. Research methods will include introduction to identifiction and procurement of relevant sources of information for conducting research relative to both an academic or practitioner application. Students will learn the proper documentation for applicable formatting of source data within their area of study.3 Units

Psychology of Addiction

This course is designed to explore the psychological, physiological, and societal effects of addiction. Students will be introduced to the classifications and symptoms of both Substance and Process addictions. Assessment techniques and treatment approaches will be covered.3 Units

Grief and Loss

This course examines the elements of therapeutic, growth-oriented grieving. The effective journey into and out of the loss experience is explored from a personal as well as a helping perspective. The content is designed to provide the student with a model informed by a Biblical as well as a psychological theory and research perspective.3 Units

Social Psychology

The study of the impact of the social context on the individual, this course examines the relationship of the individual to the family, the group, and the larger social milieu. Both theory and research will be examined as students analyze social behavior, including cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity, prejudice, and group processes.3 Units

Christian Ethics in Psychology

This course provides a biblical foundation for Christian ethics in counseling. It utilizes the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) as a primary text for the formulation of Kingdom ethics. It makes specific applications to the personal and professional life of the therapist through the analysis of real-world dilemmas and challenges.3 Units

Cross Cultural Issues in Psychology

Students will explore cultural differences as they develop greater sensitivity to the cultural issues in counseling relationships.3 Units

Marriage and Family

An integrated study of marriage and family relationships from theological and psychological perspectives, preparing students to develop a personal philosophy of the family. Includes a personal evaluation of familial experiences and a look at cultural norms and biblical principles.3 Units

Human Sexuality

A course designed to explore the complex world of human sexuality and its relationship to personal growth and Christian perspectives. Views of healthy and unhealthy sexuality will be covered, as well as the implications for relationships.3 Units

Integration and Applied Learning

This series of 1 unit courses are concurrently sequenced with the core curriculum to focus on the integration and application of course concepts. Assignments are designed to complement and enhance the topics in each course through group and individual projects as well as exposure to community resources.3 Units
Rocklin Schedule & Resources
Meet Jessup

Grab a friend and join us for a relaxed, fun and quick gathering to learn about William Jessup University. We’ll present our programs, our delivery model, how it fits into your life and why our students are so successful. We’ll give you the opportunity to visit a real classroom and candidly speak with current students.

The Next Rocklin Info Session Starts In...
2016/06/07 18:00:00
San Jose Schedule & Resources
Meet Jessup

Grab a friend and join us for a relaxed, fun and quick gathering to learn about William Jessup University. We’ll present our programs, our delivery model, how it fits into your life and why our students are so successful. We’ll give you the opportunity to visit a real classroom and candidly speak with current students.

The Next San Jose Info Session Starts In...
2016/05/24 18:00:00

We are excited you are taking the next step towards your educational future with William Jessup University’s School of Professional Studies. Applying to an SPS program can be completed online using the link below, once you begin your application you will create a secure online account which you can use to access your application anytime.

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Program Overview
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Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to develop an individual’s capacities for work in the helping professions in both secular and faith-based settings. Some will apply this degree to work within the mental health setting or they may utilize the relational skills gained in this program for a wide range of careers, including business, human services, and church or parachurch ministry. This major provides foundational studies in preparation for graduate school in the helping professions. Graduates who seek an advanced education typically choose studies in psychology, counseling or social work.

Unit Pricing

Total Program Units: 50

Cost Per Unit: $495

Careers

This major provides foundational studies in preparation for graduate school in the helping professions. Graduates who seek an advanced education typically choose studies in psychology, counseling or social work.

Features

You are taking one class at a time.
Biblical and psychological Integration

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Courses

Psychology majors are required to take Introduction to Psychology and Developmental Psychology as pre-requisites to the major. All students are required to take WJU Strategies for Success prior to beginning any major. Please find our upcoming Psychology cohort schedule below.

= Both Campuses

Course is part of program at both campuses.

= Rocklin Program Only

Course is part of the Rocklin Campus program.

= San Jose Program Only

Course is part of the San Jose program.
Core Courses

Foundations of Biblical and Psychological Integration I

Beginning with a broad overview of worldviews, this course provides a history of the integration movement, the unique challenges and controversies of integration, and a review of various models of integration. It specifically examines the various integration issues associated with Psychology and Christianity.3 Units

Personality Theory

This course is an introduction to basic theories of counseling and an analysis of their credibility from a Christian perspective. Legal and ethical issues, including reporting requirements in abusive situations are included.3 Units

Counseling Skills

In this course students will focus on the appropriate use of techniques and strategies in counseling. Includes skills used to assess needs and make appropriate referrals. Emphasizes demonstration and application.3 Units

Foundations of Biblical and Psychological Integration II

This course explores the personal dimensions of spiritual and psychological formation. It emphasizes the relational aspects of Christian principles integrated with psychological constructs by examining the dynamics of God’s character, His plan for humanity throughout history, the nature of God’s grace and our response to it, the development and expression of the individual self, and the individual’s engagement with others.3 Units

Abnormal Psychology

A study of psychopathology and abnormal behavior with an emphasis placed on description and identification of individual disorders. A consideration of cultural differences in the expression of abnormal symptomatology is included.3 Units

Biopsychology

This course will study the physiological and neurological correlates of behavior. Students will study the structure and function of the nervous system, including the biological bases of psychopathology and normal function.3 Units

Research Methods and Statistical Concepts

Students will be provided with an overview and understanding of research methods and statistical terms used in both psychology and business disciplines with a special focus on compilation and interpretation of data. Research methods will include introduction to identifiction and procurement of relevant sources of information for conducting research relative to both an academic or practitioner application. Students will learn the proper documentation for applicable formatting of source data within their area of study.3 Units

Psychology of Addiction

This course is designed to explore the psychological, physiological, and societal effects of addiction. Students will be introduced to the classifications and symptoms of both Substance and Process addictions. Assessment techniques and treatment approaches will be covered.3 Units

Grief and Loss

This course examines the elements of therapeutic, growth-oriented grieving. The effective journey into and out of the loss experience is explored from a personal as well as a helping perspective. The content is designed to provide the student with a model informed by a Biblical as well as a psychological theory and research perspective.3 Units

Social Psychology

The study of the impact of the social context on the individual, this course examines the relationship of the individual to the family, the group, and the larger social milieu. Both theory and research will be examined as students analyze social behavior, including cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity, prejudice, and group processes.3 Units

Christian Ethics in Psychology

This course provides a biblical foundation for Christian ethics in counseling. It utilizes the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) as a primary text for the formulation of Kingdom ethics. It makes specific applications to the personal and professional life of the therapist through the analysis of real-world dilemmas and challenges.3 Units

Cross Cultural Issues in Psychology

Students will explore cultural differences as they develop greater sensitivity to the cultural issues in counseling relationships.3 Units

Marriage and Family

An integrated study of marriage and family relationships from theological and psychological perspectives, preparing students to develop a personal philosophy of the family. Includes a personal evaluation of familial experiences and a look at cultural norms and biblical principles.3 Units

Human Sexuality

A course designed to explore the complex world of human sexuality and its relationship to personal growth and Christian perspectives. Views of healthy and unhealthy sexuality will be covered, as well as the implications for relationships.3 Units

Integration and Applied Learning

This series of 1 unit courses are concurrently sequenced with the core curriculum to focus on the integration and application of course concepts. Assignments are designed to complement and enhance the topics in each course through group and individual projects as well as exposure to community resources.3 Units
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Rocklin Campus
Rocklin Schedule & Resources
Meet Jessup

Grab a friend and join us for a relaxed, fun and quick gathering to learn about William Jessup University. We’ll present our programs, our delivery model, how it fits into your life and why our students are so successful. We’ll give you the opportunity to visit a real classroom and candidly speak with current students.

The Next Rocklin Info Session Starts In...
2016/06/07 18:00:00
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San Jose Campus
San Jose Schedule & Resources
Meet Jessup

Grab a friend and join us for a relaxed, fun and quick gathering to learn about William Jessup University. We’ll present our programs, our delivery model, how it fits into your life and why our students are so successful. We’ll give you the opportunity to visit a real classroom and candidly speak with current students.

The Next San Jose Info Session Starts In...
2016/05/24 18:00:00
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Apply

We are excited you are taking the next step towards your educational future with William Jessup University’s School of Professional Studies. Applying to an SPS program can be completed online using the link below, once you begin your application you will create a secure online account which you can use to access your application anytime.