Sep 16, 2021  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 Archived Catalog


4-Year Plan

Psychology, B.S.



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Student Learning Outcomes

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 (B.S.) degree with major in Psychology

University Core Curriculum - 39 hours


Program requirements satisfy 9 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.

  

Emphasis Option - 9 hours


Students must designate and complete one of the following emphasis areas. This emphasis requirement can be fulfilled by the completion of an emphasis (9 credit hours), a minor (18 credit hours), a double major or a dual degree:

Emphasis by Specialty Area - select 9 hours in a given area:

Counseling


9 hours of graduate course work required (maximum 12 hours allowed and hours count toward both undergraduate Psychology degree and graduate Counseling degree), chosen from among the following options:

Foreign Language


Nine hours from LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses, including three hours at the 2000 level; or

Six hours of LS-2000 level courses

Achievement Test


All psychology majors are required to complete a standardized achievement test designated by the department

Electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours


Note:


Students who anticipate attending graduate school should consider taking at least some of the following courses:

Minimum total semester hours - 120


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