Mar 30, 2020  
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Traditional Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 ARCHIVED CATALOG

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 - 49 hours

The Mathematics elective is covered by PSY 2383  and the Social Science elective is covered by PSY 1013  in the program requirements.



Select one of the following. The concentration requirement can be fulfilled by the completion of a concentration (9 hours), a minor (18 hours), a double major, or a dual degree:

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


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

Electives as necessary to complete minimum semester hours


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

Achievement Test

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

Minimum total semester hours - 124

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