Department of Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology

Chair: Dr. John Lu

The Department of Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology explores, explicates, conceptualizes and interprets the human experience.  Through social science methodologies students will discover how individuals think about, construct, act upon and relate to themselves and others. 

Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology Program Learning Outcomes

  • Write and speak in genres appropriate to the behavioral sciences.
  • Summarize and evaluate literature to demonstrate critical understanding of content, theories and methods.
  • Demonstrate understanding of statistical concepts, perform calculations successfully and apply problem solving strategies to analyze statistical data and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Illustrate how a Christian world-view interrelates with and complements the scientific study of human behavior.
  • Examine the different components of socio-cultural and international diversity.

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Behavioral Sciences

Emphases:

  • Anthropology
  • General
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

Psychology

Behavioral Sciences

The Behavioral Sciences major utilizes the tools of anthropology, psychology and sociology to explore the complex nature of the human experience.  An interdisciplinary approach will create a foundation within which students will investigate the dynamic between self and society, agency and structure and nature and culture. Students can choose an emphasis that further explores one of the dimensions of the Behavioral Sciences, such as culture (Anthropology emphasis), the individuals (Psychology emphasis), or society (Sociology emphasis).

Core
ANT 210Cultural Anthropology3
ANT 364Culture and Self3
ANT 435Religion in Society3
BSC 265Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences3
BSC 296Introduction to Research Methods3
BSC 318Linguistics3
BSC 492Capstone: The Good Society3
PSY 345Social Psychology3
PSY 371Cognition3
PSY 403Health Psychology3
SOC 320Social Stratification3
SOC 321Social Problems3
SOC 461Social Theory3
Emphasis
Choose 1 of the following emphases9
Total Units48

Emphases

Anthropology

Choose 3 of the following courses:9
Anthropology Field Methods for Travelers3
Native Peoples of North America3
Islamic Civilization3
Music Cultures of the World: Emerging Nations3
Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road
Total Units9

General

Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Anthropology Field Methods for Travelers3
Native Peoples of North America3
Islamic Civilization3
Music Cultures of the World: Emerging Nations3
Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Marriage and the Family3
Introduction to Biopsychology3
Personality Theory3
Abnormal Psychology3
Developmental Psychology: Childhood3
Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Crime, Deviance and Social Control3
Ethnic and Minority Relations3
Social Movements and Collective Action3
Women and Gender Issues3
Sociology of Globalization3
Total Units9

Psychology

Note: Students who select the Psychology emphasis are recommended to take PSY 101 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

Choose 3 of the following courses:9
Marriage and the Family3
Introduction to Biopsychology3
Personality Theory3
Abnormal Psychology3
Developmental Psychology: Childhood3
Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging
Total Units9

Sociology

Note: Students who select the Sociology emphasis are recommended to take SOC 101 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

Choose 3 of the following courses:9
Crime, Deviance and Social Control3
Ethnic and Minority Relations3
Social Movements and Collective Action3
Women and Gender Issues3
Sociology of Globalization3
Total Units9

Psychology

The study of Psychology is designed to develop students’ capacities to explore, conceptualize, explicate and interpret past and present human experience by understanding truth as it is revealed in God’s word (Scripture) and God’s world (the sophisticated scientific study and well-reasoned theoretical understanding of humans).

Note: Students who select the Psychology major are recommended to take PSY 101 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

BSC 265Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences3
BSC 296Introduction to Research Methods3
PSY 340Introduction to Biopsychology3
PSY 345Social Psychology3
PSY 351Personality Theory3
PSY 361Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 371Cognition3
PSY 390Practicum: Psychology2-3
PSY 403Health Psychology3
Choose 1 of the following course pairings:6
Human Sexuality
and Topics in Psychology
6
Marriage and the Family
and Topics in Psychology
6
Advanced Research Methods I
and Advanced Research Methods II
6
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Developmental Psychology: Childhood3
Developmental Psychology: Adolescence3
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging3
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Clinical and Forensic Psychology3
Principles of Counseling3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Culture and Self3
Social Problems3
Total Units44-45

Undergraduate Minors

Anthropology

Behavioral Sciences

Psychology

Sociology

Anthropology Minor

Note: Students who select the Anthropology minor are recommended to take ANT 210 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

ANT 364Culture and Self3
ANT 435Religion in Society3
Choose 4 of the following courses:12
Anthropology Field Methods for Travelers3
Native Peoples of North America3
Linguistics3
Islamic Civilization3
Music Cultures of the World: Emerging Nations3
Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road
Total Units18

Behavioral Sciences Minor

Note: Students who select the Behavioral Sciences minor are recommended to take ANT 210, PSY 101 or SOC 101 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Culture and Self3
Religion in Society3
Linguistics3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Social Psychology3
Cognition3
Health Psychology3
Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Social Problems3
Social Stratification3
Social Theory3
Total Units18

Psychology Minor

Note: Students who select the Psychology minor are recommended to take PSY 101 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Developmental Psychology: Childhood3
Developmental Psychology: Adolescence3
Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging3
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
Choose 5 of the following courses:15
Sport Psychology3
Human Sexuality3
Chemical Dependency and Addiction3
Marriage and the Family3
Introduction to Biopsychology3
Social Psychology3
Personality Theory3
Abnormal Psychology3
Cognition3
Health Psychology3
Clinical and Forensic Psychology3
Principles of Counseling3
Total Units18

Sociology Minor

Note: Students who select the Sociology minor are recommended to take SOC 101 in Enduring Questions & Ideas (GE).

SOC 320Social Stratification3
SOC 321Social Problems3
Choose 4 of the following courses:12
Crime, Deviance and Social Control3
Ethnic and Minority Relations3
Women and Gender Issues3
Sociology of Globalization3
Social Theory3
Social Movements and Collective Action3
Total Units18