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Psychology Major Sample Four Year Plan 2016-17

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum for a Major in Psychology

Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-1720Spiritual Formation3
COM-1100Fundamentals of Speech3
GSS-1100Politics and American Culture3
HUM-1400Introduction to the Humanities3
PEF-1990Physical Activity and the Christian Life2
PYCH-1000Orientation to Psychology1
PYCH-1010Writing in APA1
PYCH-1020Graduate School and Career Preparation1
PYCH-1600General Psychology3
Biology Elective3.5
History Elective3
Physical Science Elective3.5
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-2730Old Testament Literature3
BTGE-2740New Testament Literature3
PYCH-2600Human Development: Lifespan3
PYCH-2640Abnormal Psychology3
PYCH-3650Learning and Memory3
Humanities/Global Awareness Elective3
LIT-2XXXLiterature Elective3
Track Requirements6
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
BTGE-3755Theology I3
BTGE-3765Theology II3
PYCH-3660Professional Counseling3
PYCH-3690Social Psychology3
PYCH-3730Research Methods3
PYCH-3900Physiological Psychology3
Track Requirements6
Course NumberCourse NameCourse Hours
PYCH-3610History and Systems of Psychology3
PYCH-3620Psychology and Christianity3
PYCH-4640Psychology Comprehensive Review3
PYCH-4990Psychology Internship3

Psychology Tracks

There are five 12-credit hour tracks available from which students can select in preparation for graduate education and professional practice:

The goal of this track is to provide some specific courses relevant to professional practices in counseling as a psychologist, professional counselor, and marriage & family therapist.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PYCH-3630 Testing and Measurement 3
PYCH-3670 Group Dynamics 3
PYCH-3680 Counseling Couples and Families 3
PYCH-4400 Counseling Skills 3

Clinical Psychology is an integral part of health services in the United States of America, and this track provides a foundation for students to understand the importance of health and addiction issues pertinent to an individual’s overall wellbeing.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PYCH-3380Health Psychology3
PYCH-3901Medications and Behavior3
PYCH-4950Psychology Thesis3

The emphasis of this track is to provide dedicated learning to the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, family life, and the skills necessary when helping individual and collective members of the family towards growth and healthy living.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PYCH-3630Testing and Measurement3
PYCH-3760Cognitive Neuroscience3
PYCH-3901Medications and Behavior3
PYCH-4950Psychology Thesis3

Psychological and counseling approaches to helping should be evidence-based. As such, this track focuses on equipping students with experimental design as well as quantitative and qualitative method skills necessary for graduate training in research.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PYCH-3630Testing and Measurement3
PYCH-3720Psychology of Personality3
PYCH-3740Qualitative Research3
PYCH-4950Psychology Thesis3

In addition to preparing students to be knowledgeable with the multi-dimensional issues of our diverse culture in the United States, this track also provides opportunities for students to study abroad in countries such as the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Mexico, and India (language requirements are necessary for some), as well as to gain internship experience in numerous international settings.

Course Number Course Name Course Hours
PYCH-1800Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PYCH-3740Qualitative Research3
**Study abroad credits6

**Students must complete the required internship at an international site. It is strongly recommended that students also minor in one of the language studies.