2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BS

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Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Psychology program is to develop students to research and address the mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual growth needs of people in clinical, academic, and church/mission settings.

In addition to the mission statement, general objectives, and requirements of the university, the objectives of the Psychology program are:

  • Enable students to evaluate psychological paradigms by the authority of Scripture, helping them to precisely articulate a biblically consistent and empirically powerful model of human psychology.
  • Enable students to understand the scientific foundations of empirical research and the biological foundations of psychological experience.
  • Help students to foster the spiritual, mental, emotional, and relational growth of themselves and others through practical exposure and training in outside agency work. (Prior instruction in mental health diagnosis and treatment is included, as is instruction in professional ethics and prohibiting (among other things) “dual role” relationships that interfere with therapeutic progress.)

See Undergraduate Core  for graduation requirements.

Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (54)

Open Electives (18)


Students are encouraged to choose a minor to complement their major program of study or consider a Bible major. Most minors are comprised of 18 credit hours.

Suggested Program of Study

Year 2 - Spring

Year 4 - Spring

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