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Bachelor of Science inPsychology

Program Overview

There are approximately 150 different specialty areas within the field of psychology. The variety of specialty areas and career opportunities within psychology makes it one of the most popular and dynamic undergraduate degrees.

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree completion program at Grace College is designed to prepare you for entry-level roles or graduate studies. You will receive a strong foundational education on the intricacies of the human personality, all from a biblical perspective.

Pursue your career goals and learn from expert faculty who have practical experience and are engaged in research. Your learning takes place in a convenient, online-learning environment.

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Psychology Courses

MAT 3200 Probability & Statistics
HUM 2000 Global Perspectives
BHS 1200 Foundations of Behavioral Science
BHS 2400 Research Methods in Social Sciences
PSY 3260 Biblical Psychology
PSY 4200 Integrative Application Project
PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 2100 Introduction to Counseling
PSY 3380 Theories of Personality
SOC 3560 Victimology
PSY 2170 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 2360 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY 3440 Process/Techniques of Counseling
PSY 3550 Health Psychology
PSY 3600 Motivation and Emotion
PSY 2600 Multicultural Psychology
BHS 4050 Addictive Treatment
PSY 2700 Psychology of Religion
SOC 2100 Marriage and Family
SOC 3230 Substance Use and Abuse

This is an introductory course in probability and statistics. Topics covered include probability theorems and models, statistical techniques, and practices for applying statistical techniques in the world around us.

In this course, students engage divergent outlooks from around the world, grappling with cultural differences and presuppositions. Defining literary works, films and guest speakers from different continents set the stage for literary and cultural discussions. This course will also provide a framework for understanding God’s heart for the nations.

Orientation to Grace College and online learning. Considerable emphasis on learning and using the APA writing style for Behavioral Sciences.

An introductory study of the principles and techniques of investigation and data collection in the social sciences. The course will deal with techniques of organizing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting such data. Three hours.

This course will examine the relationship between the fields of psychology and theology. A theory of integration will be presented, along with discussions concerning specific “psychological” topics (i.e. self-esteem, etc.) from a biblical vantage point. Three hours.

This course provides learners with the opportunity to further develop the capacity to properly and effectively use concepts from the Psychology program in realistic problem solving settings. Students will demonstrate mastery of material through a research-based project.

An introduction to psychology as the study of human behavior. Basic principles of psychology will be explored including the process of learning, memory, perception, sensation, motivation, and emotion. Personal and social aspects of human development will be emphasized. Three hours.

An introduction to the major theories in counseling including secular and Christian approaches. The methodology of each approach will be analyzed based upon the respective theory of psychopathology. Special attention will be given to various skills, techniques, and applications of these approaches. Three hours.

An introduction to the major theories of personality and how it develops, including psychoanalysis, humanistic, existential, and behavioristic approaches. Three hours.

This course will provide an extensive overview of the principles and concepts of traditional and modern victimologists. This course will further examine victimology, analysis of victimization patterns and trends, and theoretical reasoning and responses to criminal victimization. In addition, this course explores the role of victimology in the criminal justice system, examining the consequences of victimization and the various remedies now available for victims. Three hours.

A study of mental and emotional disorders, their symptomatology, classification, and methods of treatment. Special attention is given to a Christian approach to mental health. Three hours.

A psychological study covering the life span from early childhood to the adult stage. This course stresses practical applications for working in family, educational, and counseling settings. Three hours.

This course develops a theoretical base for evaluating human problems within a biblical framework. Once this has been accomplished, practical techniques will be discussed to help counselors structure the counseling session and implement change. Three hours.

Students will develop an appreciation of the interaction and relationship between biological, psychological and social factors that influence one’s physical health and health behaviors. This course will examine lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, substance abuse and individual motivational factors. Additionally, this course will assess how psychological research, theories and principles apply to health promotion, health care issues and chronic illness. Three hours.

This course is a study of the process of motivation and emotion and how they impact behavior and choices that people make every day. This course will study the research on the psychological and physiological aspects of motivation and emotion and the impact that those aspects have on behavior. The course will provide the student with a framework to view motivation and emotion that can help process difficult questions about human behavior such as “why are some people more emotional than others?”, and “is it possible to create environments that increase the motivation of another human?”. Three hours.

This course studies the relationship between identity development and primary culture(s). A variety of ethnic, social, religious, and cultural group norms are considered along with an examination of the extent of influence these may have on the individual. The environmental factors that impact people such as global markets, Internet collaborations, and multicultural neighborhoods are examined. Three hours.

This course is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical understanding of addictive disorders. The topics covered in this class will include sexual, gambling and other addictive disorders. In addition, this course will examine the addictive process and relevant treatment issues in working with a variety of addictive disorders.

An overview of the research into the psychology of religion as it related to biological, social, moral, and personal behavior. This course provides a theoretical framework for assessing religion, for exploring the development and role of personal faith through the lifespan, and for understanding the various aspects of religion such as conversion, transformation, mysticism, health, and psychopathology.

A study of the family as a basic social institution with its cultural variations. Emphasis is upon premarital and marital factors that contribute to a successful marriage or family disorganization. Christian ideals for wholesome courtship and family living are stressed.

This course is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical understanding of addictive disorders. At the completion of this course the student will be able to define several key concepts relative to addictions and the disease of chemical dependency, have a workable knowledge of the concepts of withdrawal tolerance and drug interactions as they relate to commonly abused drugs, and have gained a general knowledge of concepts, methods, and techniques in the area of addictive disorders, substance abuse, and/or chemical dependency.

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