Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology

The Gen/Clin degree in psychology offers a tailored program for students with a variety of interests as well as those who are specifically interested in further graduate studies in psychology, research, or a generalized area of psychology. The degree offers more elective options and includes courses to well prepare students with a broad range of skills in psychology.

Careers in Psychology (undergraduate)

Child protection services, Research assistant, Community action specialist, Human services worker, Program director, Volunteer coordinator, Residential care specialist, Human services ministries, University admissions and recruiting, Behavioral science lab technician, Psychiatric services technician, Mental health program director, Mental health liaison, Case management, Veteran’s services coordinator, Mental health associate, Family services specialist, Residential services coordinator, Psychological services program assistant, Accommodations coordinator, Student support services, Behavioral science lab assistant, Behavioral interventionist, Psychometrist

Degree plan

Core Curriculum

Christian Literacy  – 20 hours

Lower Level Courses
  • Life of Christ (BI 1211) – 2 hours
  • Book of Acts (BI 1214) – 2 hours
  • Pentateuch (BI 2202) – 2 hours
  • Conquest Divided Kingdom (BI 2203) – 2 hours
Upper Level Courses
  • Marriage and Family (BI 3311) – 3 hours
  • Christian Cultural Heritage (BI 4311) – 3 hours
  • Upper Division Bible Electives – 6 hours

Cultural Heritage Literacy – 12 hours

  • Western Cultural Heritage (HU 1310, 1320, & 2310) – 9 hours
  • American Cultural Heritage (HY 2320) – 3 hours

Mathematical and Scientific Literacy    – 11 hours

Mathematics (MH 1338 or higher) – 3 hours

Natural and Physical Science Requirements – 8 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology (BIO 1300) – 3 hours
  • Perspectives of Biology Lab (BIO 1100) – 1 hour
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology (BIO 2193) – 3 hours
  • Concepts of Anatomy and Physiology Lab (BIO 2193) – 1 hour

Information and Communication Literacy   – 15 hours

Composition and Literature
  • English Composition I & II (EH 1301 & 1302) – 6 hours
  • English/American Literature (EH 2301, 2303, 2304) – 3 hours
  • Communication: Speech Communication (EH 1303) – 3 hours
Technology Course – 3 hours

Personal and Social Literacy – 10 hours

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE 1300) – 3 hours
  • PE Activity (Two activity courses) – 2 hours
  • Freshman Experience (FE 1111) – 1 hour
  • Service Learning (FASL 1090)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PY 1310) – 3 hours

Professional Literacy  – 56 hours

Counseling, Psychology, and Sociology Core  – 6 hours

  • Introduction to Counseling (COU 2320) – 3 hours
  • Choose One (PS 2308, SY 2328, SY 3329, SY 3330, SY 331, SY 3390, or ANTH 2301 – 3 hours

Clinical Psychology Major Field Requirements – 38 hours

  • Lifespan Development (PY 3300) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics (PY 3330) – 3 hours
  • Behavioral Statistics Lab (PY 3130) – 1 hour
  • Research Methods (PY 3350) – 3 hours
  • Social Psychology – 3 hours
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality – 3 hours
  • Abnormal Psychology (PY 4310) – 3 hours
  • Experimental Psychology (PY 4325) – 3 hours
  • Experimental Psychology Lab (PY 4125) – 1 hour
  • Physiological Psychology (PY 4330) – 3 hours
  • Professional Ethics in Psychology (PY 4345) – 3 hours
  • History and Systems (PY 4340) – 3 hours
  • Internship (PY 4351) – 3 hours
  • Capstone Research Project (PY 4391) – 3 hours

Counseling Major Electives (Choose Four): – 12 hours

COU 3324, COU 3375, PY, 3340, COU 2330,COU 2355, COU 4320, COU 3312, COU 3313,COU 3351, COU 3355, COU 3365, COU 3370, PY 4300, PY 4301, PY 3380, PY 3385, COU 3320, MN 4360, PY 3315, CJ 4306

Total Hours for Graduation – 124 hours

Note: 48 semester hours of upper level courses are required for graduation; Students must complete the Department Exit Exam prior to graduation