Delve into the inner workings of the mind at Warner Pacific College. Believing in the distinct and sacred experience of every individual, the Warner Pacific Psychology major helps students learn how an individual’s emotions play into the larger social environment. On an individual level, you will learn about emotions, mental processes and about how someone thinks.
Zooming out, you will analyze communities that include families, neighborhoods, and larger cultural influences.
By earning a degree in psychology will be able to start a career in counseling or springboard into careers like:
- Human Resources
- Public Relations
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychologists with applied specialization or doctoral degrees have the greatest demand.
Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)
Part 2: Psychology Major
Prerequisites: PSY 140, PSY 141
39-40 credits: 21 credits in residence, 24 credits upper division. No more than 6 of the credits may be used to satisfy core requirements, major requirements, or other minor requirements. Required:
|EDPSY 420||Learning Theory||3|
|HD 311||Prenatal through Early Childhood||3|
|HD 312||Mid-Child though Adolescent||3|
|HD 313||Adult, Aging, and Dying||3|
|HD/HHK 320||Human Sexuality||3|
|PSY 314||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|PSY 401||History and Systems of Psychology||3|
|PSY 402||Personality Theory||3|
|PSY/REL 411||Psychology of Religion||3|
|PSY 416||Psychological Testing/Assessment||3|
|PSY 430||Counseling Theory||3|
|SS/BUS 393||Research Methods and Applied Statistics||4|
|Select one of the following courses|
|PSY/BUS 321||Organizational Behavior||3|
|SW 479||Selected Topics||2|
|SW 481||Family Violence Across the Lifespan||2|
|SW 482||Child Welfare||2|
- Articulate the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research findings and historical trends in psychology.
- Apply basic research methods in psychology.
- Implement critical thinking skills to identify and solve problems related to mental processes and behavior.
- Weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, and act ethically as they implement their knowledge and skills in the field of psychology.
- Demonstrate oral communication skills effectively in various formats such as group discussion, debate, and lecture for various purposes such as informing, defending, explaining, and persuading.
- Exhibit professional writing conventions.
- Locate and use relevant databases, research, and theory to plan, conduct, and interpret results of research studies.
(Updated Sept. 2015)