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 170 Interpreting Christian Scriptures 3
BI 413 Senior Seminar in Bible 3
HI/CH 380 History of American Christianity and the Stone-Campbell Movement 3
ID 101 An Introduction to World Views 3
NT 104 New Testament I 3
NT 301 New Testament II 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 201 Ancient Civilizations 3
ID 202 From Early Church to the Medieval World 3
ID 203 The Emerging Modern World 3
ID 204 The Modern & Postmodern World 3
LA 111 Composition 1: Research 3
LA 113 Introduction to Speech 3
LA 210 Composition 2: Exposition 3
Choose one of the following:
MA 197 Math for Life 3
SC 155 Biology & Society 3
SC 157 Chemistry & Society 3
SC 251 Microbiology 3
An additional Science Lab can be added for 1 additional hour
Choose two of the following:
SS 164 Intro to Sociology 3
SS 171 Principle of Psychology 3
SS 223 World Human Geography 3
SS 235 Marriage and Family 3
SS 260 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SS 263 Citizens and Government 3
SS 268 Non-Western Religions 3
PS 230 Skills of the Helping Professional 3
PS 249 Lifespan Development 3
PS 289 Personality Theory 3
PS 308 Abnormal Psychology 3
PS 365 Psychology & Religion 3
PS 371 Research Methods 3
PS 376 Social Psychology 3
PS 380 Physiological Psychology 3
Psychology Electives 9
PS 400 Orientation to Internship 0
PS 401 Psychology Internship 6

Open Electives
24 credit hours

129 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.