Psychology

The Study of the Mind

As a systematic study of human behavior and mental processes, psychology seeks to understand the fundamental questions of who we are as humans and why we do the things that we do. In addition to objectively studying the varieties of human behavior, these topics also tend to self-reflection. As such, it is important that the study of psychology be grounded in the eternal truth of God as the Creator and man as the creature, made in His image. At Florida College, each psychology course is embedded in a Biblical worldview while also aiming at accurate, scientific knowledge.

Skills Learned In This Program

Demonstrate proficient knowledge of the content of psychological science

Know the rudiments of the research methods applicable to a variety of areas of psychology.

Demonstrate an ability to analyze, critique, and use psychological research.

Able to identify points of agreement and contention between a biblical view of man and the humanistic view of psychology.

Develop a greater appreciation for man as created in God’s image as well as for God the Creator.

According to Psychology Today, “for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in psychology: the top sectors for employment were Healthcare (17.1%), Sales (12.6%), Education (9.2%), Social Services (8.5%), and Human Resources (7.5%). [1]

Degree Coordinator

Dr. Thaxter Dickey

Potential Careers

Mental Health Counselor
Human Resource Specialist
Social Worker
Neuropsychologist
Research Assistant
Psychology Teacher

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Curriculum

Requirements for Psychology BA

Admission to the BA Psychology program requires a 3.0 GPA and completion of all Florida college AA requirements including PSY 1012, STA 2023, and two courses in a foreign language. BSC 2010 is also recommended.

Completion of the BA in Psychology requires a total of 125 credit hours, 54 at the upper division level with at least a “C” in each course applied to the major.

The successful psychology student must take 36 hours of psychology courses which must include both PSY 3213 and either PSY 1012 taken at Florida College or PSY 4604 and at least three additional courses from each cluster, a (applied) and b (theoretical).

Completion of the psychology degree also requires satisfactory completion of one of the approved minors at Florida College.

Upper Division Courses in Psychology Applied

CLP 4143Abnormal Psychology
DEP 4053Developmental Psychology
INP 4004Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 4832Sport Psychology
SOP 4004Social Psychology
CLP 4414Behavior Modification
CLP 4433Psychological Tests and Measurements
SOP 4450Psychology of Religion

Theoretical / Experimental

PPE 4003Personality Theories
EXP 4304Motivation and Emotion
EXP 4404Psychology of Learning
EXP 4680Cognitive Psychology
EXP 4204Perception
PSB 4004Physiological Psychology
PSY 4604History and Systems
PSY 3213Research Methods
PSY 4950Special Topics in Psychology

Recommended Program Sequence

Freshmen Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Freshman Comp I3
College Algebra3
Public Speaking3
History and Geography: Old Testament2
Bible1
General Psychology3
PE1
Total 16 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Freshman Comp II3
Statistics3
Sociology3
History and Geography: New Testament2
Bible1
Social Science3
Total 15 Hours

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Foreign Language4
Bible2
Bible1
Natual Science w/ Lab4
Humanities3
Elective3
Total 17 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Foreign Language4
Bible1
Bible3
Health and Wellness2
Science w/ Lab4
Research Design3
Total 17 Hours

Summer Term

Class Hours
Developmental Psychology3

Junior Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
Minor3
Bible3
Social3
Cognitive Psychology3
Tests/Measurements3
Total 15 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Psychology of Religion3
Bible3
Abnormal Psychology3
Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
Minor3
Total 15 Hours

Summer Term

Class Hours
Sport Psychology3

Senior Year

Fall Term

Class Hours
History and Systems3
Bible3
Personality3
Perception3
Minor3
Total 15 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Minor3
Bible3
Physiological Psychology3
Behavior Modification3
Elective3
Total 15 Hours
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