BA in Psychology

The Psychology program prepares you for future employment in church, parachurch, and other community-based settings. This bachelor of arts (BA) degree prepares graduates to work with individuals and families in entry-level positions such as inner city ministries, children's and group homes, social service agencies, crisis pregnancy centers, and benevolent and care ministries in the church. Students interested in pursuing full-time positions as counselors, therapists or psychologists receive adequate training in this focus to be able to continue into graduate programs in counseling or psychology. Students may minor in psychology. For more information on this program, contact the program director Larry Roberts.

BI 111 Introduction to Bible 3
BI 270 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
BI 413 Senior Seminar in Bible 3
NT 204 Introduction to Jesus & The Gospels 3
NT 333 Pauline Epistles 3
OT 105 Pentateuch 3
OT 232 Hebrew History & Literature I 3
OT 302 Hebrew History & Literature II 3
TH 160 Basic Christian Beliefs 3
TH 416 Systematic Theology 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
ID 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 301 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 302 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
HI 280 History of American Christianity & The Stone-Campbell Movement 3
LA 111 Introduction to Written Composition 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
PE 191 Physical Fitness ½, ½
Choose one of the following:
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
MA 197 Math for Life 3
SC 157 Chemistry & Society 3
SC 251 Microbiology 3
Choose two of the following:
SS 164 Intro to Sociology 3
SS 171 Principle of Psychology 3
SS 260 Cultural Anthropology 3
SS 268 Non-Western Religions 3
General Education Elective 3
PS 230 Skills of the Helping Professional 3
PS 249 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3
PS 289 Personality Theory 3
PS 308 Abnormal Psychology 3
PS 365 Psychology & Religion 3
PS 371 Research Methods 3
PS 380 Physiological Psychology 3
PS 376 Social Psychology 3
Psychology Electives 9
PS 400 Orientation to Internship 0
PS 401 Internship 6

Open Electives
24 credit hours

130 credit hours

A passing grade in Chapel and Service Learning is required during each semester in which you are taking 12 or more hours of credit.

Psychology majors are advised to take SS171, SC251, and MA295 since they are prerequisites for courses in the major.