Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology
There are good reasons why Psychology is the 2nd most selected undergraduate major at Evangel, and the 4th most popular field in the United States. It is a versatile major that draws from diverse disciplines and affords entry into many different careers in the helping professions.
The study of psychology allows students to gain knowledge and skills to help diverse people groups, to include children through adults, in all manner of social problems. It promotes understanding of human behavior through the scientific method and clinical practice. It provides skills and knowledge that enables one to effectively prepare for graduate studies such as Clinical/Counseling Psychology, School Counseling, and Marriage & Family Counseling.
Here at Evangel it also allows students to respond to the call of God to help others in an integrative professional and scientific way.
The mission of the Evangel University Psychology program is to provide students with a generalist knowledge base of the field of psychology, to understand and make use of both the scientific method and the integration of Christian faith in explaining human behavior, to encourage students to serve others within the context of their Christian faith and personal strengths, and to help students pursue a career in the helping professions and/or graduate study.
The program offers three minors (Psychology, Biopsychology, and Psychology in the Church) as well as a Psychology concentration, to complement a variety of majors such as Church Ministries, Theology, Intercultural Studies, Education, and other helping professions.
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.
|Theories and Techniques of Counseling||This course examines in detail the main theoretical approaches to counseling both classical and contemporary. Study is given to contributions and limitations of each therapy in connection with biblical integration. Attention is also given to various techniques and styles of counseling, allowing students to assess and foster their own theory of counseling.|
|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.|
|Psychology and Christian Theology||The integration of counseling, psychology, and theology with special consideration to the spiritual, personal, and relational needs of people. The creation, fall of man and sin, redemption, and discipleship from a therapeutic perspective will be examined. Biblical and hermeneutical theory and method for understanding and helping people in various 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||This course is an introduction to the major approaches, methods, and findings in the field of personality. It presents an overview of classic theories, strategies, and conclusions regarding the formation and structure of personality. Present day personality conceptualizations will be explored from several domains, including the dispositional, biological, intrapsychic, cognitive, and social/cultural. In addition, recent research will be examined regarding healthy personality and disorders 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.
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
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
- Clinical Psychology
- Educational Psychology
- Forensic Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Military Psychology
- Pastoral Counseling
- School Counseling
- School Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Sport Psychology
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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