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Crown College 2020-2021 Catalog 
Crown College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 - 30 Credits

  • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
  • 3 Credits
  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
  • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits1,2*

Major Core

IV. Additional Requirements - 6 Credits

V. Electives - 43 Credits*

  • Electives (300-400  level) 9 Credits
  • Electives 34 Credits

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

* 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 - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 15 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 is required for departmental admission in the Psychology major.

Junior Year

Spring Semester - 18 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 Credits

Spring Semester - 15 Credits


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



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