Psychology: Concentration in Christian Ministry

Why should I choose the Psychology Major?
Psychology is an academic discipline which applies the scientific method to the study of humans, their thinking, and behavior with a long tradition of theories and research investigation. There is also an on-going tradition of examining this psychological knowledge base from a biblical perspective. With the degree in Christian Ministry Omaha students are given an opportunity to study a wide variety of psychological topics from a Christian world view and learn the skills to access the professional literature and to understand the research process resulting in their being skilled at critically thinking and writing about psychological topics. In addition to the traditional undergraduate psychology degree, the Psychology program offers students the opportunity to select a concentration that interests them including: drug and alcohol counseling, Christian ministry, social work and community development, business and human resources, and criminal justice.

What type of degree will I earn at Grace University if I enroll in this program?
Graduates of the Psychology Program will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

What kind of jobs would be available to me after I graduate from Grace University with this major?
A Psychology degree will prepare the student for entry into most masters programs. For those who do not choose to pursue graduate study, there are careers in social work, business, Christian Ministry, criminal justice, drug and alcohol counseling or any area where psychological and relational skills training is beneficial. In a recent national survey, psychology graduates were working in a host of career fields because of their writing skills, critical thinking, relational skills, etc.

Total Degree Credits (126)

Bible/Theology Requirements (30)

  • BS 101 Old Testament Survey (4)
  • BS 102 New Testament Survey (4)
  • BS 103 Hermeneutics & Bible Study Methods (3)
  • BS 110 Spiritual Life & Evangelism (2)
  • BS 406/204 Romans or Gospels (3)
  • TH 203 Theology of Church Mission (2)
  • TH 301 Theology 1 (3)
  • TH 302 Theology 2 (3)
  • BS/TH Electives (6)

General Education Requirements (39)

  • EN 101 College Composition 1 (3)
  • EN 203 Technical Writing (3)
  • HU 301/412 Intro to Philosophy or Apologetics (3)
  • HU/MU Elective (3)
  • HU/MU Elective (3)
  • MA 211 Statistics (30
  • PE Elective (3)
  • PE Elective (3)
  • PE Elective (3)
  • PSY 101 General Psychology (3)
  • PSY 311D Physiological Psychology or SCI Elective (3)
  • SP 120 Oral Communications (3)
  • SS 101 College Orientation (0)
  • SS 304 Social Science Research (3)
  • SS Electives (6)

Professional Core (22)

  • PSY 201/203 Interpersonal Communications/Helping Relt (3)
  • PSY 224 Psychology & Social Work (3)
  • PSY 305 Multicultural Psychology (3)
  • PSY 401 Professional Ethics & Issues (3)
  • PSY 410 Spiritual Issues & Psychology (3)
  • PSY 468 Practicum (4)
  • PSY 490 Experimental Research (3)
  • Open Electives (3)

Professional Concentration (21)

  • CM 300 Counseling Youth in Crisis (3)
  • CM 302 Spiritual & Personal Formation in Ministry (3)
  • CM 312 Christian Education of Children (3)
  • PSY 211 Child & Adolescent Development (3)
  • PSY 212 Adult Development (3)
  • PSY 300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling (3)
  • PSY 412 Group Dynamics (3)

Courses Taken in Sequence (11)

  • CM 303 Fundamentals of Instruction & Mentoring (2)
  • CM 301 Christian Education of Youth & Family (3)
  • CM 401 Christian Education of Adults (3)
  • CM 310 Leadership & Discipleship in Youth Ministry (3)

Servant Leadership Training* (8 Semesters)
Grace L.I.F.E.* (8 Semesters)
*For specific requirements, please refer to the Grace University Student Handbook.

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