Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.
|PSYC 200||Introduction to Psychology|
A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Behavioral Science credit.
|PSYC 206||Psychology and Christian Thought|
An introduction to the nature and process of the application of Christian thought to the study and practice of psychology.
|PSYC 209||Statistics with Computer Applications|
Basic statistics for psychological research. Descriptive statistics, correlation/regression and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing, type I and II errors, t-tests, analysis of variance, and several non-parametric tests including chi-square. Not for Core Curriculum math/science requirement. Notes: Concurrent with PSYC 211.
|PSYC 211||Statistics with Computer Applications Lab|
Use of Excel and the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) to obtain descriptive and inferential statistics covered in 211. Experience in developing surveys, analyzing survey data and writing research reports. Notes: Concurrent with PSYC 209 unless PSYC 209 has been met with transfer credits or AP credit.
|PSYC 305||Experimental Psychology|
Philosophy, methodology and analysis of the experimental method. Discussions of problems in conducting and evaluating psychological research. Prerequisites: PSYC 209, PSYC 211. Acceptance into the Psychology Major, or a Psychology Minor. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour laboratory.
|PSYC 320||Developmental Psychology: Lifespan|
A study of the theory and research concerning lifespan development. Consideration will be given to the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and moral aspects of human development across the entire span from conception to death. Discussion will include timely issues of personal relevance to the student's own developmental pathway.
|PSYC 365||Cognitive Psychology|
This course focuses on the underlying cognitive processes directing behavior. Topics include, but are not limited to, the neural basis of cognition, perception and attention, perception- and meaning-based knowledge representations (schemas), memory concepts and principles, problem solving, reasoning, language structure and use, cognitive development, and the nature of intelligence.
|PSYC 411||Theories of Personality|
An overview of personality theories including the primary representatives of the major schools: analytic or dynamic, humanistic-existential and cognitive behavioral which will be evaluated in the context of Christian framework.
|PSYC 306||Psychological Testing and Assessment|
Theory and principles of psychological assessment and testing including the construction, reliability, validity and application of assessment methods and devices in various professional settings.
|PSYC 405||Social Psychology|
Analysis of social behavior, including social cognition, attitude formation and change, conformity, prejudice, group processes, etc. Both theory and research findings will be examined.
|PSYC 412||Physiological Psychology|
A study of the physiological bases of behavior including neural, sensory, motor and chemical aspects with an emphasis on application to human rather than animal process. Notes: Biology 311 - Neurobiology may be taken as an alternative to this course.
|PSYC 450||Directed Field Work in Psychology|
Supervised experience in mental health, educational, correctional or related facility. Notes: May be taken for a total of 6 credits. May receive no more than a total of 6 credits for 414, 450 and 480 combined. Three credits of PSYC 450 may be used toward the major.
Senior level undergraduate psychology majors may take certain graduate courses with permission.
|RSPY 502||Advanced Statistics|
Concepts and techniques involved in the analysis and interpretation of clinical and research data. Lecture and laboratory descriptive and inferential statistics. Major topics include correlation, multiple regression, tests of significance and analysis of variance. Instruction assumes undergraduate background in statistics. Notes: Required of Psy.D., Ph.D. This graduate level course may be taken by senior psychology majors with consent of the departmental chair obtained through a permission request form from the Psychology Department (see PSYC 420).
|RSPY 530||History and Systems of Psychology|
An overview of the history of psychology and classical systems in psychology. The class also considers issues in the philosophy of science relevant to psychological systems, research, theory, and practice. Notes: Required of Psy.D., Ph.D. This graduate level course may be taken by senior psychology majors with consent of the departmental chair obtained through a permission request form from the Psychology Department (see PSYC 440).