Oct 18, 2019  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog

Psychology Major (B.A.)


This program is a pre-professional degree for students who will go on to graduate study at the master's or doctoral levels that are required for professional careers in psychology and counseling. It is also designed as a liberal arts degree, emphasizing interpersonal relations for students who anticipate jobs in business, the social services, and other fields. Students take a common core of required classes in the major and then, in consultation with their academic advisor, choose electives appropriate to their educational and vocational goals.

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 40 Credits


Major Core


IV. Electives - 11 Credits*


  • 300-400 Electives 9 Credits
  • Elective 2 Credits

At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level. If you choose to take lower-level Christian Studies core classes (CHM 201  or CHM 211 ), then you must take enough upper-level general electives to meet this requirement.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Select fine arts electives from FAR and MUS. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Psychology Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the service credit requirements are required for departmental admission in the Psychology major.

Junior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Senior Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


Footnote:


For helpful information about majoring in Psychology and careers in Psychology, please follow these links:

http://www.learnpsychology.org/resources/pre-professional-experience/

http://www.learnpsychology.org/

For resources on mental health and well being, follow this link:

http://www.learnpsychology.org/mental-health/

For information on the study materials for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for those going on to graduate school, please click here.