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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides a foundation for many different careers by teaching interpersonal, analytical, and critical-thinking skills from a Christian worldview. Graduates with a major in psychology are equipped for positions in the local church, business, education, industry, the mental health field, and other areas where a psychology background is either required or enhances the individual’s qualifications for employment. In addition, the undergraduate program in psychology provides an excellent foundation for those students pursuing advanced degrees in psychology or counseling leading to professional careers as practitioners and/or educators.

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Curriculum

Minimum Degree Requirements (120 Hours)

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE STUDIES (33 Hours)

COM 202 Introduction to Speech Communication
ENG 101 Composition I
ENG 201 Composition II
HUM 201 Roman World
HUM 302 Modern World
HUM 404 Faith and Culture
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

One of the following:
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics*
SCI 201 Natural Science

Two semesters of Foreign Language:
GRK 201 Greek I
GRK 202 Greek II
or
HEB 301 Hebrew I
HEB 302 Hebrew II

*MTH 201 is required for PPE and Psychology
majors.

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY CORE STUDIES (33 Hours)

BIB 105 Hermeneutics
BIB 110 Biblical Languages and Tools
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 201 New Testament Survey II
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II
THS 101 Spiritual Foundations
THS 201 Church History
THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives
THS 203 Systematic Theology I
THS 301 Systematic Theology II

MINISTRY CORE STUDIES (9 Hours)

EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
MIN 201 Introduction to Biblical Exposition

One of the following:
EMS 417 International Mission Practicum
EMS 426 Domestic Mission Practicum

APPLIED CORE CURRICULUM

AMP 100 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit - Required each semester)

OPEN ELECTIVES (15 Hours)
 

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR (30 Hours)

PSY 102 Dynamics of Marriage and Family
PSY 205 History of Psychology
PSY 210 Theories of Personality
PSY 220 Developmental Psychology
PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 305 Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 315 Experimental Psychology
PSY 407 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
PSY 410 Integration of Theology and Psychology
PSY 415 Introduction to Psychopharmacology

 

 

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