Psychology (B.A.)

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Psychology Degree

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

The Psychology BA in Minnesota equips students with the knowledge and tools in psychology and counseling to succeed in many fields of employment or ministry. Because of the interpersonal skills students acquire and the academic preparation students receive while earning this degree, they are prepared to continue their education in a variety of graduate school programs, work in ministry fields or immediately find employment in a number of professions.

In addition to the Christian studies core, students work closely with faculty members who help them focus their electives toward future goals. The professors include professional therapists and instructors with decades of professional ministry. In bringing such expertise to the classroom, the professors provide students with a perfect blend of complementary components in the psychology program.

The academically rigorous psychology degree program in Minnesota combines faith and learning, so students acquire the knowledge, skills and ethics necessary for Christian leadership and professional success. Students who major in psychology at Crown are driven by compassion for people. They sense a calling to impact others for God.


At Crown College, well over 90% of our new graduates are employed or continuing their education in a master’s degree program.

The Office of Career Development at Crown is here to help you with your future career and can assist with resume development, career counseling, internships, and job placement. We encourage you to visit the office during your first year to begin planning your internship opportunities as well as developing a professional network.

Psychology Major (B.A.) Courses

Program Requirements

Christian Studies Core

I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits

General Education Core

II. General Education - 40 Credits

Major Core

IV. Electives - 11 Credits*

  • Electives 2 Credits
  • 300-400 Electives 9 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201  or CHM 210 ), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits

1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, ESL, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, ESL, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Fine arts courses include music, art, drama, and dance. COM 328  also qualifies as a fine arts elective. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Psychology Major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Departmental Acceptance

Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the Christian Service requirements are required for departmental admission in the Psychology major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits


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