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

Psychology and Sociology Majors

Important Notes for Psychology and Sociology 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: 56

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

PSY111/SOC151, HIS262 and HIS261/or HIS elective also fulfill requirements in the Psychology major.

Major Requirements

Required = 29 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
  • PSY296X/496X Human Services Internship I/II (grade of C or better; at least 2 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 = 27 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 at least FOUR specific PSY courses from the list below and enough HIS/POL/PSY/SOC electives to complete this section. General Education History courses also fulfill Social Science Elective requirements.

Other Helpful Electives: PSY224 Adolescent Development; PSY380X Crisis Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents; PSY424 Counseling Theories; PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques; PSY495 Psychology Practicum; SOC255 Social Problems; SOC355 Cultural Diversity

  • PSY215X Marriage & the Family
  • PSY232 Live Well Lived: Positive Psychology & Human Adjustment
  • PSY309 Interpersonal Relationships
  • BUS326 Human Resource Management
  • PSY330X Gender, Self and Society
  • PSY375X Health Aspects of Chemical Dependency
  • PSY380X Crisis Intervention w/At Risk Adolescents
  • PSY411X Christian Values and Human Sexuality
  • PSY424 Counseling Theories
  • PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques
  • PSY429 Psychology of Religion
  • PSY495 Psychology Practicum
  • Social Science Electives to meet 27 hours (Gen Ed History Courses apply here)

 Sociology Major

Total Hours required: 47

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

Sociology majors must take PSY111 as their social science general education course. General education courses cannot be applied to this major.

Major Requirements

Required = 29 Credit Hours

Note: 3 hours of SOC296X/496X is required. SOC151 can not be re-used as general education requirement.

  • SOC151 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC322X Social Psychology
  • SOC353 Urban Sociology
  • SOC391X Statistics and Research Design
  • SOC451 Social Theories
  • SOC255 Social Problems
  • SOC296X/496X Psychology/Sociology Internship I/II (grade of C or better; at least 3 hours)
  • SOC355 Cultural Diversity
  • SOC492X Research Methods/Social Sciences

Social Science Electives

Required = 18 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 at least 18 hours from the specific courses listed list below - not SSC electives.

(EXCLUDES GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS)

  • HIS376 Minority Experience in America
  • CJM110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJM211 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CJM212 Introduction to Criminology
  • SOC215X Marriage and the Family
  • SOC221X Adolescent Culture
  • SOC225X Introduction to Child Advocacy
  • SOC227X Adult Development and Aging
  • SOC330X Gender, Self, and Society
  • SOC410 Family Theories
  • SC281 Principles and Practice of Human Services
  • SOC496X Human Services Internship II (grade of C or better)
  • Social Science electives to meet 18 hours
  • *** Other Helpful Electives: PSY224 Adolescent Development; PSY380X Crisis Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents; PSY424 Counseling Theories; PSY425 Basic Helping Techniques; PSY495 Psychology

Psychology and Sociology Concentrations

Criminal Justice Concentration

Required = 18 Credit Hours

  • CJM110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CJM211 Juvenile Delinquency
  • CJM212 Introduction to Criminology
  • CJM383 Law Enforcement Ethics and Morality
  • Choose TWO of the following:
    • CJM111 Introduction to Criminal Investigation
    • CJM112 Introduction to Corrections
    • SOC210 Criminal Law and Procedure

Child and Family Studies Concentration

Required = 21 Credit Hours

  • 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
  • PSY411X Christian Values/Human Sexuality
  • SOC410 Family Theories

 Pre-Clinical/Counseling Concentration (with Psychology major only) 

Required = 22 Credit Hours

  • PSY321 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY327 Psychological Tests/Measurement or PSY492X Research Methods/Social Sciences
  • SPE328 Exceptional Child or SOC221X Adolescent Culture
  • PSY375X Health Aspects/Chemical Dependency
  • PSY380X Crisis Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents
  • PSY424 Counseling Theories (Preq: PSY221, 224, 227X, or 321)
  • PSY425 Basic Helping Skills

Pre-Social Services Concentration

Required = 21 Credit Hours

  • 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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