B.A. Degree in Psychology


The B.A. Degree in Psychology emphasizes a strong general education in the field of psychology for students who may not want to go on for graduate work. The department recognizes that graduate school is not for everyone and also recognizes the value of having a general liberal arts degree. Enough preparatory classes are required in the B.A. degree that if a student later decides to seek admission into a graduate school, only a small number of leveling courses will typically be required. 

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology will: 

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with the vocabulary of the systems of psychology. 
  2. Develop basic literature review skills and writing skills necessary to gain admission into graduate school. 
  3. Become involved in some form of community service. 
  4. Have GRE scores adequate for admission to most regional universities. 
  5. Demonstrate spiritual development and service to the church.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

43 hours, minor required, plus 6 hours of same foreign language   

1. 28 hours psychology

  • PSYC-1113 - General Psychology I
  • PSYC-1211 - Introductory Seminar in Psychology
  • PSYC-2223 - General Psychology II
  • PSYC-2413 - Introductory Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC-3313 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC-3413 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC-3713 - Personality
  • PSYC-4413 - Biological Psychology
  • PSYC-4623 - Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC-4713 - History and Systems in Psychology

2. 3 hours chosen from 

  • PSYC-3523 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC-3543 - Adult Dev and Aging

3. 12 hours psychology elective 

4. 6 hours same foreign language

Note: MATH-1213 College Algebra in the core curriculum is strongly recommended. 

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