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Psychology and Ministry

Beyond core requirements, students complete the major requirements by choosing a concentration. Based on a student’s primary interests, the choice of a concentration enables the student to begin to prepare for post-baccalaureate work in psychology. Concentrations should be declared in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

The psychology and ministry concentration is directed toward students who are interested in applying the methods and principles of psychology to church- and ministry-related settings.

Psychology and Ministry Concentration Requirements18 units
Required Courses18 units
PSYC 375
Psychology of Conflict Management and Mediation
3
PSYC 440
Psychology of Religion**
3
PSYC 445
Psychology of the Family
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 455
Behavioral Science Practicum I
3
- or -
PSYC 475
Research Methods Practicum I
3
Select one of the following:
PSYC 415
Group Process
3
- or -
PSYC 450
Counseling
3
Select one of the following:
One course from MIN 300, MIN 301, MINC 336, MINC 420, MINC 446, MINY 400, or MINY 403.
Prerequesites (other than PSYC 290 and MIN 108) are waived for students with this concentration.
One course in psychology from the Focus on the Family Institute3
Recommended Coursesoptional
PHIL 340
Concepts of Human Nature**
3
THEO 363
Contemporary Christian Thought*
3

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.