B.A. Degree in Psychology
Minor required, plus 6 hours of same foreign language
The B.A. degree in Psychology emphasizes a strong general education in the field of psychology for students who may not want to go on for graduate work. The department recognizes that graduate school is not for everyone and also recognizes the value of having a general liberal arts degree. Enough preparatory classes are required in the B.A. degree that if a student later decides to seek admission into a graduate school, only a small number of leveling courses will typically be required.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will:
- Demonstrate familiarity with the vocabulary of the systems of psychology.
- Develop basic literature review skills and writing skills necessary to gain admission into graduate school.
- Become involved in some form of community service.
- Have GRE scores adequate for admission to most regional universities.
- Demonstrate spiritual development and service to the church.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
28 Hours psychology
- PSYC-1113 General Psychology I
- PSYC-1211 Introductory Seminar in Psychology
- PSYC-2223 General Psychology II
- PSYC-3113 Introductory Psychological Statistics
- PSYC-3313 Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC-3413 Social Psychology
- PSYC-3713 Personality
- PSYC-4413 Biological Psychology
- PSYC-4623 Experimental Psychology
- PSYC-4713 History and Systems in Psychology
3 Hours chosen from
- PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology
- PSYC-3543 Adult Development and Aging
12 Hours psychology elective
6 Hours same foreign language
Note: MATH-1223 Mathematic Functions and Modeling in the core curriculum is strongly recommended.