Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Does your heart ache when others struggle with mental illness? Do you have a passion to help children who have been mistreated? The undergraduate psychology program prepares students for entry into human service careers or preparation for graduate and professional schools. The Psychology major provides three tracks of study: Pre-Counseling, Pre-Doctoral and Psychological Services. Each track develops foundational skills in psychology, both in a clinical and research setting.
The Bachelor’s degree in psychology offers three tracks: Psychological Services, Pre-Counseling, and Pre-Doctoral. Although each track is presented with a full set of courses, students and advisors have the option to substitute other courses for those designated as electives. A total of 37 hours is required for each track.
- The Psychological Services track prepares students for entry into a variety of mental health and human service positions such as behavioral health technicians, case managers, or client service workers. It is not designed for entry into graduate studies.
- The Pre-Counseling track prepares students for entry into graduate programs offering master’s degrees in agency counseling, school counseling, marriage and family therapy, pastoral counseling and other related degrees. Students in this track should maintain a GPA above 3.0 in their psychology classes.
- The Pre-Doctoral track prepares students for entry into doctoral programs in psychology and counseling. This track is best suited for those intending to become a Psychologist, Professor, Consultant, or Researcher. Students in this track should maintain a GPA above 3.5 in their psychology classes.
Want to see the classes you would take on each of the Psychology tracks? Select your program of interest:
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||The main theoretical approaches to counseling including classical and contemporary approaches. Contributions and limitations of each therapy in connection with biblical integration. Attention 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||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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Donna Washburn, MSW, LCSW, is a 1998 graduate of Evangel University’s Social Work program. She went on to receive her master’s degree from Missouri State University and eventually returned to teach upper level social work courses at Evangel in 2000. She also became coordinator of the EU’s evening Human Services Program. Washburn was named chair […] read more
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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