Administrator: Chair, Department of Psychology
*Adapted from APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major Version 2.0, Aug. 2013 (APA)
New Learning Outcomes:
Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology - Students will demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking - Students will demonstrate development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.
Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World - Students will demonstrate development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors, from a Christian integrated perspective, for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
Goal 4: Communication - Students will demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Goal 5: Professional Development - Students will demonstrate application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.
Requirements: 51 credits: 48 core credits of which 19 shall be numbered above 2999, and three credits of electives that shall be numbered above 1999
Core courses: 48 credits
PSCY3960 - 1 credit required. Course may be repeated for maximum of 4 credits.
Choose 2 of the following courses:
Psychology field test to be completed during the senior year.
A minimum of 3 elective credits in Psychology, or another related discipline selected in consultation with a psychology faculty advisor.
Approved Elective Courses:
While not required, it is strongly encouraged that psychology majors also take 1-2 years or complete a minor in a modern foreign language.
For Science Credit, one of the following science/lab pairs is suggested: