Psychology (5-year BS/MS)
Bachelor of Science / Master of Science in Psychology
The five-year B.S. in Psychology/M.S. in Counseling Psychology program is a combined, accelerated program that offers qualified students the opportunity to complete both a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in just five years. In the fifth year of this program, students will take the licensure exam and, if it is passed, will be qualified as a provisionally licensed professional counselor (PLPC). This program is also excellent preparation for doctoral work.
Students may apply to this program the second semester of their junior year. See the Requirements tab for more information regarding eligibility. Five students are accepted to this program each year.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Introduction to Psychology||Introduction to basic procedures in the study of behavior and to elementary principles of conditioning, motivation, emotion, personality, sensation, perception, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy, and social dynamics.|
|Social Psychology||Introduction to social psychology (a study of social influences upon individual and group attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors--how people influence one another and are influenced by others). Includes attitude formation, persuasion, propaganda, crowd and mob behavior, fads and fashions, and interpersonal attraction. Examines methods and examples of research, along with theories and the relation of theoretical principles and concepts to existing situations.|
|Group Dynamics||Introduction to the psychological dynamics of groups according to various theoretical approaches. Emphasis on both the knowledge content and personal awareness derived from group participation. Applications of group skills in both secular and Christian settings.|
|Abnormal Psychology||The basis for labeling people as "abnormal." Investigation of the theoretical approaches to psychopathology, the assessment of mental disorders, and a sampling of the current classification system of disorders with respect to symptomatology and treatment.|
|Psychology of Personality||Introduction to the major approaches, methods, and findings in the field of personality. Overview of basic theories, strategies, issues, and conclusions in the psychology of personality.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Counseling Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Industrial / Organizational Psychology
- Military Psychology
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- School Counseling
- School Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Sport Psychology
Students should apply for admission into the Graduate Program during the spring semester of their junior year when they are enrolled in PSYC 480. Students eligible to participate in this program must have a 3.5 or higher GPA and have taken the following psychology courses: PSYC 112, PSYC 237, PSYC 223, PSYC 296, PSYC 210, PSYC 345, PSYC 371, PSYC 365 and PSYC 480. The total program will be at least 164 hours.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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