B.S. Degree in Psychology


The B.S. Degree is a pre-professional degree that emphasizes preparation for graduate school. Students who wish to pursue master’s or doctorate degrees are encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree.

An OC graduate with Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology will:

  1. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through completion of a research project and presenting that project at a state or regional conference. 
  2. Develop skills in writing in scientific psychology.
  3. Gain admission to graduate school commensurate to GPA and GRE scores.
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the vocabulary of the systems of psychology.
  5. Demonstrate spiritual development and service to the church.
  6. Become involved in some form of community service.

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. 

58 hours

1. 34 hours required psychology

  • PSYC-1113 - General Psychology I
  • PSYC-1211 - Introductory Seminar in Psychology
  • PSYC-2413 - Introductory Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC-3213 - Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC-3313 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC-3413 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC-3713 - Personality
  • PSYC-4213 - Psychology of Learning
  • PSYC-4413 - Biological Psychology
  • PSYC-4623 - Experimental Psychology
  • PSYC-4653 - Research Seminar
  • PSYC-4713 - History and Systems in Psychology

2. 3 hours chosen from

  • PSYC-3523 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC-3723 - Adult Development and Aging

3. 18 hours psychology electives

4. 3 hours mathematics

  • MATH-1213 - College Algebra

All students completing this degree will be required to take the GRE general test the semester prior to graduating (example: if you plan to graduate in the spring then the test must be taken during the fall semester) and have one copy of the scores sent to OC. The cost of this exam will be the student’s responsibility.

Note: As of May 2013, the cost for the GRE was $185.

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