Concentration in Psychology
A concentration in Psychology takes a student beyond the opportunities provided by the Psychology minor, providing foundational skills in both clinical and research psychology. The program, when combined with a complementary academic major, will help prepare students for graduate school or a career in which an understanding of human behavior is important. Students preparing for people-oriented careers in business, communication, education, government, church ministry or missions often choose a Psychology concentration. Having a concentration in Psychology is often the minimal entry-level standard for graduate studies in counseling.
The Behavioral Sciences offer rich opportunities to its student through coursework, interaction with faculty and students, and the challenge to integrate faith concepts. We also prepare our students for employment and continuing education in graduate school. Students are able to conduct and present research projects and develop professional skills by serving as volunteers and interns in our community. The Psychology concentration will give students exposure to these opportunities, providing a wonderful complement to the major of their choosing.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
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Is there any such thing as a chance meeting? Ask Dr. Heather Kelly. After teaching eight years on the California coast, and seven more in sunny Florida, she moved to Springfield last summer to teach psychology at Evangel University. Kelly first visited the EU campus several years ago for a professional conference, but it was […] read more
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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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