Dec 08, 2019  
Online Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Online Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Psychology, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes for the BS in Psychology

Knowledge Base of Psychology

Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

Research Methods in Psychology

Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology

Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Application of Psychology

Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Integration of Faith and Values in Psychology

Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and integrate a Christian worldview with psychology as a discipline.

Information and Technological Literacy

Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

Communication Skills

Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

Sociocultural and International Awareness

Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

Personal Development

Students will develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.

Career Planning and Development

Students will emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS) degree

General Education - 35 hours


  • English Composition - 6 hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts - 9 hours*
  • Natural Science - 3 hours
  • Mathematics - 3 hours
  • Social/Behavioral Science - 6 hours
  • Health/Physical Education - 2 hours
  • Biblical Studies - 6 hours**

*Maximum 8 hours in one discipline

** If you have not had Biblical Studies courses, options are available at JBU – talk with your advisor if you need to fulfill this requirement.

Additional approved college credit - 46 hours


These hours should be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor.

Minimum total semester hours - 120


In order to graduate, each BSP major must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or above for all degree work and 2.25 in the major.

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