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Behavioral Sciences

Faculty

  • Michael Hardin, Ph.D., Chair
  • Tonya Bonner, M.A.
  • Jonna Byars, Ph.D.
  • LaLani Carter, M.A.
  • Shauna Frisbie, Ed.D.
  • Chris Hennington, Ph.D.
  • LynnAnne Joiner Lowrie, Ph.D.
  • Carlos Perez, Ph.D.
  • Beth Robinson Ed.D.
  • Andy Young Ed.D.

Bachelor of Arts in Family Studies

The B.A. in Family Studies program is designed to prepare students for (a) professional careers in a variety of human service areas including child and family services, community mental health, consumer affairs, county and state extension, family life and parent education, and gerontology services; (b) leadership roles in church, school, and community; (c) effective functioning within families; and (d) graduate education.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB 1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310  Christian Life
  • COM 2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY 1300  General Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • FIN 2301  Personal Financial Planning
  • ESS 1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170  University Seminar
  • MAT 1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG 3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI 2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

  • HSC 2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • HSC 2330  Love, Courtship, and Marriage
  • HSC 3305  Children, Families, and Social Policy
  • HSC 3313  The Family
  • HSC 3322  Gender and Sexuality
  • HSC 3326  Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience
  • HSC 3328  Parenting
  • HSC 4323  Family Life Education and Enrichment
  • HSC 4324  Family Dynamics of Addiction
  • HSC 4326  Family and Community
  • HSC 4390  Practicum
  • 6 hours upper level from PSY or HSC

C.  Supporting Courses (18 hours)

  • HSC 3315  Ethics in the Helping Professions
  • PSY 3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 3320  Social Research Methods
  • SOC 1300  General Sociology
  • SWK 2320  Social Justice
  • SWK 2340  Human Diversity

D.  Electives (18 hours)

E.  Total (120 hours)

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The purpose of the study of psychology is to provide students an opportunity (1) to develop a better understanding of themselves and others, (2) to develop a broad base of knowledge about the field of psychology, and (3) to analyze critically psychological theories and principles from a Christian perspective. The psychology curriculum is designed to provide a core of knowledge about experimental, clinical, and counseling psychology. The program provides the flexibility that allows students to learn about psychology in multiple settings. The flexibility of the program allows students to emphasize the acquisition of useful life skills while preparing for graduate programs or vocational opportunities. An emphasis in Sport and Exercise Psychology is available.

A.  University Core (45 hours)

  • BIB 1310  Introduction to the Old Testament
  • BIB 1320  Introduction to the New Testament
  • BIB 3305  Christian Heritage
  • BIB 3310  Christian Life
  • COM 2340  Communication for the Professional
  • ENG 1301  Composition Studies
  • ENG 1302  Composition and Literature
  • PSY 1300  General Psychology
  • 3 hours from HIS
  • 3 hours from ECO, FIN, GOV, or HIS
  • ESS 1200  Personal Fitness and Wellness
  • UNI 1170  University Seminar
  • MAT 1311  College Algebra
  • 3 hours from BIO, CHE, NRC or PHY
  • ENG 3308  Technical Writing
  • 3 hours from AFA, Arts History, ENG, GOV, HIS, PHI, REL, FOL, or BIL
  • UNI 2000  University Skills

B.  Major (39 hours)

General Psychology Emphasis (39 hours)

  • PSY 2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY 3301  Introduction to Counseling Professions
  • PSY 3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY 3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3327  Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 3381  Social Psychology
  • PSY 4302  Theories of Personality
  • PSY 4304  Psychological Testing
  • PSY 4305  Experimental Psychology
  • PSY 4307  Learning, Cognition and Emotion
  • PSY 4390  Practicum
  • 6 hours upper level PSY

Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis (39 hours)

  • PSY 2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • PSY 3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY 3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3311  Introduction to Counseling Professions
  • PSY 3327  Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 3381  Social Psychology
  • PSY 4302  Theories of Personality
  • PSY 4304  Psychological Testing
  • PSY 4307  Learning, Cognition and Emotion
  • PSY 4390  Practicum
  • ESS 3324  Sport in Society
  • ESS 3335  Exercise Psychology
  • ESS 3356  Sport Psychology

C.  Supporting Courses (18-24 hours)

General Psychology Emphasis (18 hours)

  • HSC 3313  The Family
  • PSY 2340  Psychology of Diversity
  • PSY 3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 3320  Social Research Methods
  • SOC 1300  General Sociology
  • SWK 2320  Social Justice

Sport and Exercise Psychology Emphasis (24 hours)

  • ESS 2314  Human Movement
  • ESS 3340  Motor Learning and Control
  • ESS 3371  Physiology of Exercise
  • PSY 3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY 3320  Social Research Methods
  • SOC 1300  General Sociology
  • 6 hours from
    • ESS 3321  Leadership in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS 4330  Internship in Exercise and Sport Sciences
    • ESS 4350  Principles of Strength and Conditioning
    • ESS 4382  Lifespan Motor Development

D.  Electives (18 hours)

E.  Total (120-126 hours)

Minor in Family Studies

(18 hours)

  • HSC2310  Lifespan Human Development
  • HSC2330  Love, Courtship, and Marriage
  • HSC3324  Marriage and Family Therapy
  • HSC3326  Family Stress, Crisis, and Resilience
  • HSC3328  Parenting
  • HSC4323  Family Life Education and Enrichment

Minor in Psychology

(18 hours)

  • PSY1300  General Psychology
  • PSY3302  Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • PSY3303  Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY3310  Psychological Statistics
  • PSY3381  Social Psychology
  • PSY4302  Theories of Personality

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2014