Northwest Christian University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology for students interested in introducing themselves to the concepts involved in psychological theory and methodology, as well as the cultural, social, and biological motivations that affect the social wellbeing of people psychologically. Students should learn about the fundamentals of the field of psychology and develop their understanding of human mental processes and behavior and learn about applying psychology to understand their own lives and the lives of others. Upon completion of the program, students are expected to be prepared for entry-level careers in mental and social services, as well as applied business fields. Students will also need to be prepared for future studies in psychology for advanced career opportunities.
Students will study materials that lay the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding the field of psychology. The curriculum consists of courses which include introduction to counseling skills, writing for social services, and abnormal psychology. Successful graduates of the program may be able to exhibit the ability to understand and apply basic research design, data analysis, and interpretation, to demonstrate familiarity with key concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, and to recognize the complexity of socio-cultural diversity and its influence in psychology.
Furthermore, students are expected to understand how to implement knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings, and to demonstrate the capacity to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of the discipline.
This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 124 credits are required, including transfer credits.
Applicants must have earned 65 total semester credits, including prerequisite general education courses. Official transcripts (a minimum transferable GPA of 2.0 is required).
School Accreditation Statement
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities