Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Psychology is a field of great value to those working in nearly any profession, but especially in the areas of management, counseling and ministry. With the bachelor’s degree in psychology, students are equipped with knowledge and techniques from both psychology that are easily applicable to nearly any role working with people. Because of the interpersonal skills students acquire, they are prepared for continued studies at the graduate level or for employment in a number of professions.
The academically rigorous psychology program combines faith and learning so that students gain the knowledge, skills and ethics necessary to serve effectively as Christians and as leaders in the workplace. Students who pursue our psychology degree in Minnesota are driven by compassion for people and a desire to impact others for God.
Psychology Major (B.A.) Courses
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 211 ), 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.
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.)
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.
For helpful information about majoring in Psychology and careers in Psychology, please follow these links:
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For information on the study materials for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for those going on to graduate school, please click here.
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