4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.
$300K
$300K
OCU awards $300K+ in scholarships in annual Scholars Day competition

BA in Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

The Psychology program guides students in discovery of unique personal giftedness as it relates to vocational call. Along with a foundational grasp of human behavior and mental processes, special attention is given to how faith and theory translate into application as students consider graduate school options, entry-level employment, or ministry in related areas. Each course in the curriculum is intended to scaffold (build, construct) the learning experience toward a capstone practicum that will measure the ability of the student to apply concepts in a professional environment.

Options open to graduates include:

  • Apprenticeships or entry-level work (e.g., juvenile court, corrections, half-way house groups, social services, shelter for abused groups, treatment and counseling centers, other human services settings, etc.)
  • Graduate work at the seminary or university level

Additional education and supervised work may be required for certification and/or licensing, depending on state/institutional requirements.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Articulate a basic understanding of the principles of human development and behavior.
  • Understand contemporary psychological theory.
  • Attain a basic knowledge of psychological research methodology.
  • Integrate the connection between the Bible and psycho­logical principle into a model applicable to the student’s professional context.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the objective for the chosen concentration.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

or

 

PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR - 33 Hours

 

CONCENTRATION - 18 Hours

Choose one of the following concentrations.

  • General Psychology Concentration
  • Pre-Counseling Concentration
  • Research Concentration

 

ELECTIVES - 20 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

Psychology

PRE-COUNSELING CONCENTRATION - 18 Hours


RESEARCH CONCENTRATION - 18 Hours


GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY CONCENTRATION - 18 Hours


 

 

 

 

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