Minor in Psychology
The Psychology minor is a great complement to any field of study 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 this 18-hour program to augment their degrees.
The Behavioral Sciences Department offers rich opportunities to its students through coursework, interaction with faculty and students and the challenge of integrating 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 minor 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.|
|Mental Health||The normal personality with emphasis on the psychology of adjustment and healthy personal development. Emphasis on recognizing and coping with stress and interpersonal psychological challenges.|
|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.|
|Child Psychology||Childhood development from conception to adolescence. Emphasis on the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development of children.|
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.
Originally from London, England, Dr. Geoffrey Sutton has been teaching psychology courses full-time at Evangel since 2002. Dr. Sutton, an Evangel graduate with a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has published more than 70 articles and books. He is vice chairman of the International Board of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
No special requirements for this program.
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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