BS in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling Concentration

Description: The 120-hour Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Cincinnati Christian University develops student understanding of the scientific principles of the social sciences including research design, methodology and statistical analysis. The Counseling Concentration prepares students to enter into the mental health profession or seek a graduate degree in counseling. Students are able to critically evaluate empirical support for psychological findings and understand how psychology can be applied to strengthen the individual and community. Additionally, students in this program understand the relationship between psychology and Biblical teaching, appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of the individual and develop a compassionate character and desire to serve others.

Expected Outcomes: - Develop an understanding of the scientific principles of the social sciences including research design, methodology and statistical analysis PS 1 - Critically evaluate empirical support for various theories and findings PS 2 - Develop insights into, and understand the relationship between natural science, social science and Biblical teaching PS3 - Understand how psychology enables individuals to make informed judgments and strengthen the community PS 4 - Develop a compassionate character and desire to serve others PS 5 - Appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of the individual, fostering a respect for others PS 6

Degree Requirements Biblical & Theological Studies Core (18 hrs) - BSOT 100 Old Testament Introduction (3 hrs) - BSNT 100 New Testament Introduction (3 hrs) - BSEG 101 Christian Belief & Practice I (3 hrs) - BSOT 300 Old Testament Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) - BSNT 300 New Testament Teachings & Perspectives (3 hrs) - BSNT 480 Bible & Culture Seminar (3 hrs) Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs) - ENGL 110 College English I (3 hrs) - ENGL 111 College English II (3 hrs) - ENGL 220 Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs) - HIST 220 History of Christianity in the Western World (3 hrs) - HIST 230 History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs) - MATH 240 Statistics (3 hrs) - PSYC 110 Introductory Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 150 Theories of Psychotherapy (3 hrs) - SPCH 110 Public Speaking (3 hrs) - Humanities Elective (6 hrs) - Natural Science Electives (6 hrs) Psychology Major (36 hrs) - PSYC 220 Developmental Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 240 Research in the Behavioral Sciences I (3 hrs) - PSYC 241 Research in the Behavioral Sciences II (3 hrs) - PSYC 272 Cognitive Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 280 Personality Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 285 Social Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 290 Physiological Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 350 Abnormal Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 480 Psychology & The Bible Seminar Counseling Concentration (12 hours) - PSYC 235 Child & Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs) - PSYC 250 Basic Counseling Skills (3 hrs) - PSYC 251 Grief & Crisis Counseling (3 hrs) - PSYC 310 Psychological Testing (3 hrs) Open Electives (24 hrs)