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.

Chris Creecy, B.S., Ph.D
Associate Professor of Psychology

Old Main 116

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Psychology
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Chris Creecy

I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements:

34 hours

Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core

II. Major Requirements:

41 hours

PSY 210

General Psychology


PSY 215

Introduction to Psychological Practice


PSY 218

Abnormal Psychology


PSY 310

Developmental Psychology


PSY 311

Research Methods in Psychology (W)


PSY 312

Social Psychology


PSY 315

Learning and Memory


PSY 316

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences


PSY 408

Family and Individual Counseling


PSY 414

Research Methods in Psychology II (W)


PSY 418

Physiological Psychology


PSY 419 

Capstone Course in Psychology (W) 


Plus 6 hours from the following courses: 

6 hours

CJU 320

Criminal Investigation 


CJU 380

Criminal Behavior and Profiling 


CJU 410

Criminal Justice Theories (W) 


FAM 315

Marriage and Relationship Development 


FAM 325

Stress and Resilience in Individuals and Families (W)


FAM 331

Parenting and Family Relations (W) 


FAM 335

Human Sexuality 


FAM 399B

Death and Dying

(FAM299B will not meet this requirement)


PSY 399H

Psychology in Film

(PSY 299H will not meet this requirement)


PSY 497

Psychology Internship 


SOC 445

Ethnic Cultures


SWK 320

Expressive Therapies


SWK 330

Crisis Intervention 


SWK 450

Interventions with Populations at Risk



 III. Electives (including additional Bible):

51 hours

Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Psychology:

  1. Completion of the B.S. major in psychology as outlined above.
  2. Required professional education course.  (See Department of Education entry.)