General Education Courses
As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. General education courses are required regardless of your major.
All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Argumentative and Research Writing
- Introduction to Christian Theology
- Interpersonal Communication
- Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- First-Year Studies
Psychology majors will take courses covering topics such as:
- Human Development
- Abnormal Psychology
- Applied Statistics for Social Science
- History and Systems
- Ethical Reasoning
- Demonstrate understanding of APA-informed ethical principles
- Apply psychological scientific knowledge and reasoning to real world examples across a variety of settings
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize and interpret various statistical procedures and tests
- Show understanding of historical background in psychology
- Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others in a team
- Exhibit the ability to effectively write using APA style
The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is to enhance student lives and increase their likelihood of obtaining a rewarding career. Students are encouraged to explore and learn more about the various fields in psychology and apply that knowledge through field experiences, internships, and research that enhances the student’s understanding and critical analysis of key psychological concepts.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program adheres to the American Psychology Association’s guidelines for undergraduate psychology program curriculum. The learning goals and outcomes for the Marian University BS in Psychology program includes the following APA goals:
- Knowledge Base in Psychology
- Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking
- Ethical and Social Responsibility in A Diverse World
- Professional Development
The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Psychology program prepares students for an in-depth understanding of psychology from a theoretical and applied perspective. We train students to understand the importance and substance of research, while providing them an applied knowledge of the field. 96% of our students demonstrated competency in working on team projects, which is key to success when pursuing a career. The majority of our psychology majors choose to take field experience and are placed in a variety of psychology related agencies working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the mentally ill, homeless, and those with emotional or behavioral issues.
The Marian University Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is recognized for its quality and for offering a depth and breadth of understanding to students. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared for a career in human services or in the nonprofit sector, as well as for graduate school where you can pursue a career in psychology, counseling, law or medicine.
Psychology majors must achieve an average GPA of 2.5 in their psychology coursework before graduation.