Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Psychology and Sociology Major | Judson University Christian College

Psychology Major

Important Notes for Psychology Majors

  • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson
  • 40% or major requirements must be upper division
  • Major & Resident GPAs: 2.0

Psychology Major

Total Hours required: 45

Gen Eds required by Psychology major (non-degreed students)

Gen Eds, PSY111 or SOC151, also fulfill requirements in the Psychology major.

Major Requirements

Required = 33 Credit Hours

  • PSY111 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY319 Integration of Psychology & Christianity
  • PSY391X Statistics and Research Design
  • PSY491 Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • SOC151 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC281 Principles and Practice of Human Services
  • PSY296/496 Psychology Internship I/II (grade of C or better; at least 3 hours)
  • Choose one of the following (4 hours):
    • PSY312 Conditioning and Learning
    • PSY313 Motivation
    • PSY327 Psych Tests/Measurements
    • PSY492X Research Meth/Soc Science
  • Choose one of the following (3 hours):
    • PSY221 Child Development
    • PSY224 Adolescent Development
    • PSY227X Adult Development and Aging
  • Choose one of the following (3 hours):
    • PSY321 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY322X Social Psychology
    • PSY323 Personality
  • Choose one of the following (3 hours):
    • PSY315 Physiological Psychology
    • PSY324 Cognitive Psychology
    • PSY328 History/Systems of Psychology

Social Science Electives

Required = 12 Credit Hours

IF YOU HAVE A CONCENTRATION: Check your concentration audit first. Concentration courses will help complete this section and/or major requirements. If more hours are needed, select from the list below.

IF YOU HAVE NO CONCENTRATION: Choose THREE specific BUS/PSY courses listed below and three hours of any PSY/SOC/CJM course(s).

Other Helpful Electives: PSY224 Adolescent Development; PSY380 Crisis Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents; PSY424 Counseling Theories; PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques; PSY495 Psychology Practicum; SOC255 Social Problems; SOC355 Cultural Diversity

  • BUS326 Human Resource Management
  • PSY215X Marriage & the Family
  • PSY225X Child Advocacy
  • PSY232 Live Well Lived: Positive Psychology & Human Adjustment
  • PSY309 Interpersonal Relationships
  • PSY330X Gender, Self and Society
  • PSY375X Health Aspects of Chemical Dependency
  • PSY380 Crisis Intervention w/At Risk Adolescents
  • PSY411 Christian Values and Human Sexuality
  • PSY424 Counseling Theories
  • PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques
  • PSY429 Psychology of Religion
  • PSY495 Psychology Practicum
  • PSY/SOC/CJM Elective(s) not listed above if desired
Optional Concentrations for Psychology Major

Total Hours required: 18 hours each

Criminal Justice 

  • CJM110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJM111 Introduction to Criminal Investigation
  • CJM211 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CJM212 Introduction to Criminology
  • CJM383 Law Enforcement Ethics and Morality
  • SOC210 Criminal Law and Procedure 

Child and Family Studies  

  • PSY221 Child Development
    • OR PSY224 Adolescent Development 
  • PSY215X Marriage and the Family
  • PSY225X Introduction to Child Advocacy
  • PSY309 Interpersonal Relationships
  • PSY330X Gender, Self, and Society
  • PSY411 Christian Values/Human Sexuality
  • SOC410 Family Theories 

Pre-Clinical/Counseling  

  • PSY321 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY327 Psychological Tests/Measurements
    • OR PSY492X Research Methods/Social Sciences 
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child
    • OR SOC221X Adolescent Culture 
  • PSY375X Health Aspects/Chemical Dependency
  • PSY380 Crisis Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents
  • PSY424 Counseling Theories (Preq:PSY221,224,227X or 321)
  • PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques 

Pre-Social Services 

  • SOC255 Social Problems
  • SOC355 Cultural Diversity
  • CJM211 Juvenile Delinquency
  • PSY225X Introduction to Child Advocacy
  • SOC281 Principles and Practice of Human Services
  • PSY424 Counseling Theories (Preq:PSY221,224,227X or 321)
  • PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques
 

 

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