Through the online psychology major, students are not only prepared for graduate school and the workplace, but they also learn how to better understand themselves and relate with others in an effective manner. Starting with a Christ-centered curriculum, students can learn the knowledge and skills to be part of God’s restorative work in a fallen world.

The online courses are a subset of the all of the Psychology Department’s offerings and are chosen and sequenced to not only complete the psychology major, but to complete an emphasis in counseling psychology.  This emphasis has wide applications to community, church and home, but is designed to prepare students for further training in the people-helping professions.

The curriculum link will show the list of courses that are offered online.  Other courses from the Psychology Department, which are not offered online, may be used to fulfill the requirements of the psychology major and also to fulfill the requirements of the counseling psychology emphasis. (See the full list of courses that can be used to fulfill requirements of the major and the various emphases in the psychology section of this catalog.)

Core (27 hrs)
PSY 140Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 141Psychology Seminar1
PSY 285XStatistics4
PSY 346XResearch Methods and Design3
PSY 441Psychology Senior Seminar1
Developmental Psychology
PSY 337Psychology of Adolescence3
Theory Courses
PSY 300Personality Theories3
PSY 320Theories of Learning3
Application Course
PSY 400Therapeutic Psychology3
Integrative Course
PSY 440Integration of Psychology and the Christian Faith3
Electives (21 hrs)
PSY 230Crisis Intervention3
PSY 240Human Sexuality3
PSY 255Psychology of Addiction3
PSY 310Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 345Internship I (1-6 hrs)3
PSY 356Conflict Management3
PSY 372Cognitive Behavioral Psychology3
Total Hours48

Counseling Psychology Emphasis

Theory Course
PSY 300Personality Theories3
Clinical Course
PSY 310Abnormal Psychology3
Specialty Course
Select one of the following:3
Crisis Intervention
Human Sexuality
Psychology of Addiction
Practical Courses
Select two of the following:6
Internship I (counseling related only)
Conflict Management
Cognitive Behavioral Psychology
Professional Issues Course
PSY 400Therapeutic Psychology3
Total Hours18