Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
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Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science: Psychology (CAGS)

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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, 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.


The Bachelor of Science in Psychology requires completion of 120 hours of the following:

  • General Education  core (51 hours)
  • Psychology major core (36 hours)
  • General electives core (33 hours)

General Education Requirements (51 credit hours)

Adult Studies Seminar - (3 credit hours)

Communications - (9 credit hours)

Must include two written and one oral communication.

Biblical Studies - (6 credit hours)

Choose two CAGS Biblical Studies courses.

Humanities - (9 credit hours)

History, Behavioral Science, Social Science - (12 credit hours)

Must include one history course.

Mathematics - (6 credit hours)

Computer Science - (3 credit hours)

Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted for General Education requirement

Natural/Physical Science - (3 credit hours)

 Choose one 3 hour CAGS science course.

Elective Requirements (33 credit hours)

Complete 33 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology:

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of courses.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU CAGS Residency Requirement 
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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