Explore the Mind with Psychology

transfer apply nowDelve 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
  • Marketing

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 420Learning Theory3
HD 311Prenatal through Early Childhood3
HD 312Mid-Child though Adolescent3
HD 313Adult, Aging, and Dying3
HD/HHK 320Human Sexuality3
PSY 314Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 401History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY 402Personality Theory3
PSY/REL 411Psychology of Religion3
PSY 416Psychological Testing/Assessment3
PSY 430Counseling Theory3
SS/BUS 393Research Methods and Applied Statistics4
Select one of the following courses
PSY/BUS 321Organizational Behavior3
SW 479Selected Topics2
SW 481Family Violence Across the Lifespan2
SW 482Child Welfare2

Major Competencies

  • 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)