School: Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

Explore the Mind With a Degree in Psychology

Delve into the inner workings of the mind with a degree in Psychology from Warner Pacific University. As a Christ-centered institution, Warner Pacific’s curriculum is grounded in the distinct and sacred experience of every individual. Our Psychology program helps students learn how an individual’s emotions play into the larger social environment. On an individual level, you learn about emotions, mental processes, and begin to understand how someone thinks.

From a broader perspective, analyze communities that include families, neighborhoods, and larger cultural influences to identify significant opportunities for change and growth.

Earn a degree in psychology and start a career in counseling or springboard into careers like:

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Graduate Studies in Counseling and Psychology
  • Human Services
  • Ministry
  • Politics
  • Research
  • Writing

Develop your understanding in opportunities for people, families, and communities to change and grow. Start your educational journey in psychology today.

Program Requirements

Major
(In addition to Warner Pacific Core Studies Requirements)
Prerequisites: 6 credits
PSY 140 | General Psychology | 3 credits
PSY 141 | General Psychology | 3 credits
Psychology Core Courses
: 39-40 credits: 21 credits in residence, 24 credits upper division.
EDPSY 420 | Learning Theory | 3 credits
HD 311 | Prenatal Through Early Childhood | 3 credits
HD 312 | Mid-Child Through Adolescent | 3 credits
HD 313 | Adult Development, Aging, Dying | 3 credits
HD 320 | Human Sexualities | 4 credits
PSY 314 | Abnormal Psychology | 3 credits
PSY/SOC 350 | Social Psychology | 3 credits
PSY 401 | History and Systems | 3 credits
PSY 402 | Personality Theory | 3 credits
PSY 416 | Psychological Testing/ Assessment | 3 credits
PSY 430 | Counseling Theory | 3 credits
SS 393 | Research Methods and Applied Statistics | 4 credits
Select one of the following courses:
PSY/BUS 321 | Organizational Behavior | 3 credits
SW 379/479 | Selected Topics | 2 credits
SW 481 | Family Violence Across the Life Span | 2 credits
SW 482 | Child Welfare | 2 credits
SW 485 | Human Trafficking and Human Rights | 3 credits

Minor
Prerequisite: PSY 140 or 141
15 credits: 10 credits in residence, 9 credits upper division.
EDPSY 416 | Educational and Psychological Testing and Assessment | 3 credits
PSY 314 | Abnormal Psychology | 3 credits
PSY 401 | History and Systems of Psychology | 3 credits
PSY 402 | Personality Theory | 3 credits
PSY 430 | Counseling Theory and Techniques | 3 credits

Outcomes

  • 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.

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