Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The B.S. in Psychology program helps students understand how thought processes and neuropsychological functioning influence behavior, in order to understand the mind-body connection. The program equips students with strong foundational knowledge in the anatomy, circuitry, and cognitive processes of the human brain, as well as a strong skill set in psychological research. Students who complete the program are well equipped to pursue graduate education and careers in psychology, allied health fields (e.g., physician’s assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutrition), neuroscience, and a variety of research-related careers.

Prerequisites
Introduction to Statistics 1
Fundamentals of Biology (BIOL 151 Recommended) 2
General Biology I
Core Requirements22
General Psychology 3
Writing 2: Psychology Subdisciplines and Career Trajectories 4
Data Analysis in Psychology
Human Growth and Development
Introduction to Brain and Behavior
Writing 3: Research Methods in Psychology 5
Senior Seminar: Psychology and Christian Integration 5
Students complete the major by choosing courses from several domains of guided electives:
Domain A: Social/Cultural/Systems Psychology3
Social Psychology
History of Psychology
Health Psychology
Community Psychology
Multicultural Psychology 6
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of the Family
Domain B: Neurocognitive Psychology12
Cognition
Psychology of Learning
Bilingualism, Biculturalism, and Cognition
Cognitive Neuroscience
Neurological and Behavioral Disorders
Domain D: Research Experience6
Research Experience (repeated once) 7
Total Units43
1

Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.

2

Meets the General Education Natural Science requirement. 

3

Meets the General Education Social Science requirement.

4

Meets the General Education Writing 2 requirement.

5

Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.

6

Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.

7

Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.