Jan 20, 2022
The psychology major is a regionally accredited undergraduate degree that integrates the Christian faith with current psychological perspectives. Major theories in psychology are evaluated from a Christian perspective and application of psychological principles is encouraged to help students grow personally and in their professional competencies.
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, students are prepared for careers in psychology and other related fields. Job options for bachelor’s level graduates include, but are not limited to, paraprofessionals in clinics and hospitals, case workers in social services, educational aides, staff in residential treatment centers, and staff in church and parachurch ministries. Additionally, the psychology major prepares students to enter graduate school for further study in psychology including the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program
This academic program has been updated from the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, effective November 30, 2015. Students who began their academic program before November 30, 2015 will adhere to the requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog as long as there is no break in enrollment. Students who began their academic program on November 30, 2015 through the end of the spring 2016 term are under the requirements of the 2015-2016 Addended Catalog, listed below.
The Bachelor of Science degree in psychology requires completion of 120 hours of the following:
General Education (48 hours)
Psychology major core (36 hours)
Electives (36 hours)
General Education Requirements (48 credit hours)
Integrative Studies (6 credit hours)
Communications - (9 credit hours)
Must include two written and one oral communication.
Additional Written Communication
History, Behavioral Science, Social Science - (9 credit hours)
Choose courses from at least two different disciplines. Must include one history (HIS prefix) course.
Biblical Studies - (6 credit hours)
Choose two Biblical Studies courses.
Mathematics - (6 credit hours)
Natural/Physical Science - (3 credit hours)
Choose one 3 hour science course.
Computer Science - (3 credit hours)
Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted for General Education requirement.
Psychology Requirements (36 credit hours)
Elective Requirements (36 credit hours)
Complete 36 hours of additional electives.
Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology:
The faculty recommends students in the BS in Psychology to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.
- Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all general education, major, and elective coursework.
- A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
- Meet the CCU CAGS Residency requirements
- Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
- No outstanding financial obligation to the University.