B.S. Degree in Psychology
The B.S. degree is a pre-professional degree that emphasizes preparation for graduate school. Students who wish to pursue a master’s degree or doctoral degree are encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree.
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology will:
- Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through completion of a research project and presenting that project at a state or regional conference.
- Develop skills in writing in scientific psychology.
- Gain admission to graduate school commensurate to GPA and GRE scores.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the vocabulary of the systems of psychology.
- Demonstrate spiritual development and service to the church.
- Become involved in some form of community service.
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.
34 Hours required psychology
- PSYC-1113 General Psychology I
- PSYC-1211 Introductory Seminar in Psychology
- PSYC-3113 Introductory Psychological Statistics
- PSYC-3213 Advanced Psychological Statistics
- PSYC-3313 Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC-3413 Social Psychology
- PSYC-3713 Personality
- PSYC-4213 Psychology of Learning
- PSYC-4413 Biological Psychology
- PSYC-4623 Experimental Psychology
- PSYC-4653 Research Seminar
- PSYC-4713 History and Systems in Psychology
3 Hours chosen from
- PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology
- PSYC-3723 Adult Development and Aging
18 Hours psychology electives
3 Hours mathematics
- MATH-1223 Mathematical Functions and Modeling
All students completing this degree will be required to take the GRE general test the semester prior to graduating (example: if you plan to graduate in the spring. the test must be taken during the fall semester) and have one copy of the scores sent to OC. The cost of this exam will be the student’s responsibility.
Note: As of July 2019 the cost for the GRE was $160.