Psychology

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The mission of the Missouri Baptist University Psychology program is to educate students in the breadth and depth of the discipline of psychology and its practical applications. We integrate empirical science, theory and practice, and train students to think critically about mental processes and behavior. Where mainstream psychology and the Bible conflict, it is our privilege and responsibility to incorporate our Christian faith into our classrooms, respectfully explaining from credible academic evidence why we continue to believe unashamedly in the superior authority and accuracy of the Bible.

Possible Careers for Psychology Majors

Vocationally, majoring in Psychology at Missouri Baptist University may be a crucial first step in your undergraduate preparation for a career in any of a wide array of professional careers, such as:

  • Adoption Counselor
  • Advertising
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Group Therapist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Mental Health Aide
  • Pregnancy Counselor
  • Product Design
  • Psychology Professor
  • Public Relations Director
  • Social Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

MAJOR: 39 Hours

Required Psychology Core Courses: 27 hours
MATH 243 Probability and Statistics*
MATH 343 Statistical Methods*
PSYC 133 General Psychology
PSYC 213 Personal Adjustment*
PSYC 233 Advanced General Psychology
PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development*
PSYC 323 Abnormal Psychology
PSSC 373 Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences*
PSYC 473 Internship in Psychology (Capstone)

Extended Core: Choose at least one course from each of the following areas:

Developmental:
PSYC 333 Child Psychology
PSYC 343 Adolescent Psychology
PSSC 423 Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
EDPS 453/5531 The Exceptional Child

Social/Applied:
PSSC 303 Social Psychology
PSSC 443 Death & Dying
MGPS 403/5031 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (prerequisite MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices)
PSPO 323 Psychology and the Law*
PSHU 403 Chemical Dependency
SMGT 433/5331 Sport Psychology

Cognition:
PSYC 363 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC 413 Sensation and Perception
PSYC 443 Neuropsychology*
EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Personality/Assessment:
PSYC 433 Theories of Personality*
PSRL 433/5331 Psychology of Moral and Spiritual Development
PSHU 483 Tests and Measurements*

*May not be taken as a Directed Study.

MINOR: 18 Hours

Required Psychology (PSYC) course:
PSYC 133 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 213 Personal Adjustment

Electives: 12 hours, with 9 upper division, in Psychology (EDPS, MGPS, PSHU, PSPO, PSSC or PSYC) courses