Psychology

Bachelor of Arts
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You'll gain both knowledge and practical skills with our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. You'll examine people from a scientific, religious, philosophical, physiological and socio-cultural perspective. You'll gain a hands-on approach to learning, providing you with a unique experience. Learn from faculty with a range of clinical training and perspectives as you study human behavior and mental processes in a theoretical and applied manner. You'll be prepared to take your studies beyond the classroom with research projects and experiences observing and working in the field of psychology.

Highlights

  • A challenging and supportive academic environment
  • Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Cohort groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Experienced university faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Innovative course material with practical application for the workplace
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • Internship, research and career development opportunities

Career opportunities

Our graduates are prepared for a range of new employment options and promotions. Through applied practicum, you'll intern in the field of your choice, gaining relevant work experience. You'll be prepared to pursue careers in academia, clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy and industrial psychology. You'll also be prepared to provide context for careers in law enforcement, education, human resources, consultation, business, public relations and more.

Faculty

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James Van Slyke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Admission requirements

  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units
  • University GPA requirement of 2.4
  • 2 years post-secondary experience

Application requirements

  • Application form: fpu.edu/applydc
  • $40 fee (fee is waived for those attending an information meeting)
  • Official high school transcripts, GED or AA/AS degree
  • Official college transcripts

Program requirements

  • Program application packet
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75

Program prerequisites

  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Research Methods

Course listing

Program Prerequisite Courses

CodeTitleUnits
PSY 119General Psychology Credits3
MATH 250Introduction to Statistics Credits3
PSY 215Introduction to Research Methods Credits3

Required Courses

CodeTitleUnits
BIB 314Jesus and the Christian Community Credits3
BIB 448Biblical Perspectives in Psychology Credits3
PSY 250Statistics Minicourse Credits 1(Optional)
PSY 315Advanced Research Methods I3
PSY 316Advanced Research Methods II3
PSY 341Assessment, Testing, and Measurement3
PSY 371Cognition3
PSY 374Biopsychology3
PSY 381Behavorial Psychology3
PSY 396Social Psychology3
PSY 401Personality3
PSY 419Sensation and Perception3
PSY 441Introduction to Counseling Theories Credits3
PSY 451History and Systems of Psychology3
PSY 472Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSY 480Practicum I Credits1-2
PSY 481Practicum II Credits1-2

Electives

CodeTitleUnits
PSY 379
PSY 411
Human Sexuality
or Abnormal Psychology Credits
3
or 3
PSY 351
PSY 361
Child Growth and Development Credits
or Lifespan Development
3
or 3