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Courses | B.A. in Psychology

Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.

Curriculum Requirements 

Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses
Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to all other Psychology courses for Psychology majors and minors)
Psychology majors automatically meet the Core Math requirement within the major.
Program Courses
PSYC 206Psychology and Christian Thought3
PSYC 209Statistics with Computer Applications3
PSYC 211Statistics with Computer Applications Lab1
PSYC 305Experimental Psychology4
PSYC 309Introduction to Psychopathology3
PSYC 320Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
PSYC 365Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 405Social Psychology3
PSYC 411Theories of Personality3
PSYC 412Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 450Directed Field Work in Psychology1
or PSYC 480 Research in Psychology
or PSYC 455 Service Learning in Psychology
Select 12 credits of Psychology electives from the following:12
Human Sexuality
Psychological Testing and Assessment 1
Psychology of Religious Experience
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Cross-Cultural/Ethnic Issues in Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
Psychology of Gender
Readings in Psychology
Seminar in Therapeutic Techniques
Advanced Statistics
Psychology of Marriage and Family
History and Systems of Psychology
Service Learning in Psychology
Studies in Psychology
Positive Psychology
Current Topics in Psychology
Research in Psychology
Rosemead Special Programs
Program Course Requirements: 42 credits
Core Curriculum Requirements 271
General Electives7
Total Credits120
1

Recommended course for students interested in graduate study.

2

See Core Curriculum Program section for details.

Graduate Courses

Senior level undergraduate psychology majors may take certain graduate courses with permission. A permission request form may be obtained in the Psychology Department. It must be filled out and signed by the department chair, dean of Rosemead, and course instructor.

RSPY 502/PSYC 420Advanced Statistics3
RSPY 530/PSYC 440History and Systems of Psychology2

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