Bachelors in Psychology

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to equip graduates for continuing studies in various fields, and as practitioners and researchers dedicated to seeking, articulating, and disseminating biblical truth. The Psychology program has adopted the 5 major learning objectives recommended by the American Psychological Association. The 6th objective supports the mission of Arizona Christian University to train students with a biblical worldview. In addition to the general psychology program, students may choose an emphasis in sport psychology. This is the only program within the Behavioral and Social Sciences department that requires a separate application.

Program Requirements: In order for student to be enrolled, student must complete 2 PSY courses at ACU and maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Why Psychology at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Psychology program offers several unique advantages:

  • ACU psychology students conduct original research, mentored by experienced researchers in the field.
  • Students graduate from the program prepared as research consumers and practitioners with a distinctively biblical worldview.
  • Students have opportunities to publish their original research.
  • ACU’s psychology program uniquely equips students for graduate work with extensive training in evaluating research literature.

What will I study?

The Psychology program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • Sport Psychology
  • Industrial Organization Psychology
  • Kinesiology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Social Psychology

 

Career Paths

  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Research Assistant
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Case Manager
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Psychology Opportunities

Graduates are well-equipped to pursue programs in research psychology, sport psychology, medical school/psychiatry, occupational therapy, physical therapy, clinical psychology, and law school.

Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 386-4111

  Email:
[email protected]

Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 15 credits of Biblical and Theological Studies and 8 credits of science courses. 3 credits of Upper Division Biblical and Theological Studies electives are required.

CourseCourse NameCredits
PSY 202General Psychology3
PSY 210Statistics for Behavioral Studies3
PSY 212Research Methods3
PSY 220Theories of Personality3
PSY 300Tests & Measurements3
PSY 312Human Development3
PSY 318Social Psychology3
PSY 322Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 390Introduction to Neuroscience with Lab4
PSY 495Advanced Research Methods3
PSY 490Psychology Capstone3
 

Checksheets

At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.

Campus

Faculty

Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Benjamin Pundit

Assistant Professor

[email protected]

Dr. Pundit worked as a mental health therapist, Social Services Director in a nursing facility, a social worker in a hospital, a crisis counselor and a crisis evaluator in an ER, and a Site Coordinator which he managed 25 staff members and 950 severely mentally ill consumers in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Pundit was also trained in OB/GYN and Natural birth, Family Medicine, and Endocrinology.

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