Nov 30, 2021  
Crown College 2021-2022 Catalog 
    
Crown College 2021-2022 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 Credits2,3*

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 Interdisciplinary courses in the major core that are cross listed as BIB or THE will fulfill this requirement. Choose Christian Ministry electives from CHM 201 , CHM 211 , CHM 300  or CHM 325 .

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

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

4 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


Spring 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


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 18 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.