1. Complete, with a minimum "C" (2.0) grade in each of the following courses:
3. Completed a minimum of 30 hours of General Education and Bible.
4. Filing of an application as a psychology major which shall include an autobiographical essay. The application can be filed any time following the completion of the student's third semester of college work.
Psychology is all about understanding how people think, behave and relate. Biola’s psychology major recognizes that a Christian worldview is an essential part of this understanding, which is why it integrates the scientific study of human behavior with a biblical understanding of human nature. Through the program, you'll be prepared for graduate school, ministry, business or another professional area.
The psychology curriculum is rooted in developing an understanding of a broad spectrum of issues concerning human nature and functioning from a Christian worldview. In addition to coursework from eight available areas of specialization, you will be taught how to integrate and apply theology to counseling knowledge and skills. Career-relevant topics you will learn about include:
Biola's psychology degree provides exceptional general preparation for a range of mental health careers and ministries. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
In addition to its strong curriculum, expert faculty members and biblical integration, Biola’s psychology program offers several key advantages:
Biola graduates from the psychology major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools: Chapman University; University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; Talbot School of Theology; Dallas Theological Seminary; Rosemead School of Psychology; Azusa Pacific University; Baylor University; Fuller School of Psychology; Pepperdine University; University of Maryland; and University of New Mexico.