BS in Psychology – Description, Outcomes, Course List

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (120 hours)

The 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.  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

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (30 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3 hrs)

Jesus & The Church (3 hrs)

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3 hrs)

Modern Ethical Problems (2 hrs)

Basic Bible Doctrines (4 hrs)

Philosophy of Religion (3 hrs)

Introduction to Evangelism (3 hrs)

Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3 hrs)

Psychology and the Bible Seminar (3 hrs)

Biblical & Theological Electives (3 hrs)

Arts & Sciences Core (39 hrs)

College English 1 (3 hrs)

College English 2 (3 hrs)

Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs)

History of Christianity (3 hrs)

History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)

Public Speaking (3 hrs)

Statistics (3 hrs)

Natural Science Electives 200s (6 hrs)

Introductory Psychology (3 hrs)

Theories of Psychotherapy (2 hrs)

Humanities Electives in ENGL, PHIL, HIST, or related fields (6 hrs)

Psychology Major (36hrs)

Developmental Psychology (3 hrs)

Research in the Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs)

Cognitive Psychology (3 hrs)

Personality Psychology (3 hrs)

Social Psychology (3 hrs)

Physiological Psychology (3 hrs)

Abnormal Psychology (3 hrs)

Psychology Electives  (15 hrs)

Any PSYC course level 200 or above.

No more than two electives in the 250’s may be taken.

3 hours may be applied to a psychology internship.

Open Electives (15 hrs)

Any courses at CCU