Requirements for Majors


Within each of these programs of study, either a graduate school preparation track (pre-professional) or an applied track (community or human services) designed to provide preparation for beginning jobs, can be chosen. Each course of study can be taken either as Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

AVAILABLE MAJOR

Child Development Major Requirements

Completion of thirty-three (33) semester hours:
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 2301 Marriage and the Family
PSYC/SOCI 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
PSYC 3302 Marriage and Family Counseling
PSYC 3304 Behavior Modification
PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
PSYC 3335 Adolescent Development
PSYC 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical and Religious Issues
EDUC 3353 Special Education
PSYC 4350 Community Field Placement

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Psychology Major Requirements

Completion of thirty-one (31) semester hours:
Core (15 hours):
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
PSYC 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
PSYC 3367 Social Psychology
PSYC 4304 Abnormal Psychology

Select one of the following Concentrations:

Concentration in Pre-Professional Psychology

Sixteen (16) hours:
PSYC 3132 Linking Research and Writing
PSYC 3303 Neuropsychology
PSYC 3310 Advanced Research Design and Data Analysis
PSYC 4307 History and Systems of Psychology
PSYC 4332 Social/Experimental Research
Three (3) hours from the following:
PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology

Concentration in Community Psychology

Sixteen (16) hours:
PSYC 2304 Social Problems
PSYC 3304 Behavior Modification
PSYC 4369 Workplace Psychology
PSYC 4331 Applied Social Research I
PSYC 4131 Applied Social Research II
Three (3) hours from the following:
PSYC 3331 Child Growth and Development
PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology

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Sociology Major Requirements

Completion of thirty-one (31) semester hours:
Core (15 hours):
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 2304 Social Problems
SOCI 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
SOCI 3307 Seminar in Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
SOCI 4301 Sociological Theory

Select one of the following Concentrations:

Concentration in Pre-Professional Sociology

Sixteen (16) hours:
SOCI 3132 Linking Research and Writing
SOCI 3310 Advanced Research and Data Analysis
SOCI 4332 Social/Experimental Research
Electives nine (9) hours in Sociology approved by the advisor

Concentration in Human Services

Sixteen (16) hours:
SOCI 3364 Introduction to Human Services
PSYC 3304 Behavior Modification
PSYC 4304 Abnormal Psychology
SOCI 4331 Applied Social Research I
SOCI 4131 Applied Social Research II
Electives three (3) hours in Sociology approved by the advisor

Requirements for Minors


Counseling Minor Requirements 

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
PSYC 3301 Dynamics of Counseling
PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PSYC 3337 Counseling Methods
PSYC 3305 Human Sexuality
PSYC 3306 Theories of Personality OR PSYC 3369 Group Dynamics
PSYC 4301 Psychological Assessment

Criminal Justice Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
CJUS 1301 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
Two courses (6 hours) from the following:
CJUS 1306 Courts and Criminal Procedure
CJUS 1311 Fundamentals of Criminal Law
CJUS 1313 Juvenile Delinquency
CJUS/SOCI 2313 Correctional Systems and Practices
CJUS 2314 Police Systems and Practices
Nine (9) additional advanced hours in criminal justice

Faith Development Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 3362 Sociology of Religion
PSYC 3360 Psychology of Religion
SOCI/PSYC 3340 Death & Dying
PSYC 3301 Dynamics of Counseling OR PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology OR PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 3306 Theories of Personality

Family Studies Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 2301 Marriage & the Family
PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
PSYC 3305 Human Sexuality
PSYC 3331 Child Growth & Development
PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology

Forensic Science Minor Requirements

Nineteen to twenty (19-20) semester hours:
FORS/CJUS 3300 Survey of Forensic Science
FORS/CJUS 3100 Survey of Forensic Science Laboratory
FORS/CJUS 3315 Crime Scene Investigation
FORS/CJUS 3115 Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory
FORS/CJUS 3314 Criminal Investigations
Additonal hours for Criminal Justice Majors:
BIOL 1410 Human Health and Disease
PSCI 1415 Introduction to Chemistry and Physics
Additional hours for Non-Criminal Justice Majors:
CJUS 1301 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
CJUS 1306 Courts and Criminal Procedure
CJUS 2314 Police Systems and Practices

Human/Social Services Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 3363 Christian Ministries
SOCI 3364 Introduction to Human Services
SOCI 3309 Minority Groups
PSYC 3335 Psychology of Adolescence OR PSYC 3336 Adult Psychology
PSYC 3301 Dynamics of Counseling OR PSYC 3302 Marriage & Family Counseling
Three (3) hours in Psychology - department chair approval required

Leadership Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
GSTU 3102 Leadership Development I
GSTU 3103 Leadership Development II
GSTU 4102 Leadership Development III
One of the following:
RLGN 3355 Christian Faith and Contemporary Bioethics
RLGN 3352 Christian Ethics
PSYC/SOCI 3307 Seminar on Moral, Ethical, and Religious Issues
Internship:
Must be in an approved setting that promotes leadership learning opportunities related to the
student’s major field of study or intended vocation.
Nine (9) additional hours - six (6) of which must be upper level
These courses should:
• promote careful thinking about the role of leadership in the student’s personal, professional, and
spiritual life.
• be in keeping with leadership goals articulated by the student in GSTU 3102.
• be selected in consultation with and approval of the Director of the minor.
• complement the student’s major and/or career goals.

Psychology Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
Fifteen (15) semester hours of advanced electives in psychology.

Sociology Minor Requirements

Eighteen (18) semester hours:
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 4301 Sociological Theory
Electives in sociology to total eighteen (18) semester hours, at least nine (9) advanced, approved
by the advisor.