Jul 01, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology, BA


College Social and Behavioral Sciences; Adult and Professional Studies
Academic Award Bachelor of Arts
Credits Required 120 semester credits
Faculty Lead Jim Jessup
Available at Sacramento Campus, Salem Campus, Online

The Psychology major enhances our understanding of the human condition in light of a distinctive Christian worldview. Our theoretical framework synthesizes broad-based knowledge drawn from the fields of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies to provide the student with a sound social sciences foundation. Students are challenged and equipped to become change agents, accepting the responsibility to truly make a difference in the lives of hurting individuals within a global context.

The Psychology major is designed to prepare individuals planning to enter any number of post-baccalaureate occupational, human service, or cross-cultural settings by preparing program graduates to:

  • demonstrate competency in academic content areas that meet prerequisites for graduate work in behavioral and social sciences;
  • demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate their understanding of psychological issues in both oral and written formats, including mastery of APA style;
  • think critically concerning issues relating to psychology, culture, and social injustice within the context of a globalized world;
  • examine Christian faith integration and psychology.

The BA in Psychology is offered by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences through the College of Adult and Professional Studies. Classes are offered successively in the evenings and on Saturdays. The entire four years can be completed through the College of Adult and Professional Studies program. Semesters run on a non-traditional schedule. This program provides the opportunity for working adults who cannot currently attend the on-campus day program to pursue their studies in Psychology.

For further information about entering the General Psychology major, contact the College of Adult and Professional Studies Enrollment Office for an information packet.

Core Curriculum Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx - College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx - Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 3


Core Electives: 17


Any college-level courses

Pre-Major Requirements: 6


Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives

General Electives: 9-15


Any college-level courses