Major in Psychology

The Department of Behavioral Sciences seeks to assist students in understanding human behavior and criminal behavior, child development, family relations, and societal and cultural changes. In addition, the Department seeks to prepare students with intellectual and vocational skills to function in a variety of professional service occupations.

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Psychology

I. General Education Requirements 46 hours
(Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")

II. Major Requirements
PSY 210 General Psychology 3 hours
PSY 215 Introduction to Psychological Practice (W) 1
PSY 218 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 310 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 311 Research Methods (W) 3
PSY 312 Social Psychology 3
PSY 315 Learning and Memory 3
PSY 316 Data Analysis for Behavioral Science* 3
PSY 408 Family and Individual Counseling 3
PSY 413 Psychological Assessment (W) 3
PSY 416 History of Psychology (W) 3
PSY 419 Capstone Course in Psychology 3
Six additional hours of PSY courses** 6 
40 hours
*MAT 101 College Algebra is recommended as the course to meet the student's general education mathematics requirement.
**Other Behavioral Sciences courses may be considered with prior approval from the Psychology Program Coordinator.

III. Electives (including additional Bible) 40 hours
Recommended courses for students wishing to pursue graduate study in psychology:
PSY 201 Child Development and Lab 3 hours
PSY 306 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 418 Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 496 Field Laboratory 3