BACHELOR OF SCIENCE:

PSYCHOLOGY AND FAMILY STUDIES

The study of Psychology prepares students to better understand the nature and causes of behavior, feelings, and thoughts, as well as effective techniques for maintaining psychological and social health. The Barclay College program in psychology offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with the principles of psychology in an environment which specifically encourages the critical evaluation of those principles in light of the Bible and God’s desire for man’s redemption and holiness.

The Barclay College Psychology and Family Studies major offers an emphasis in family systems, equipping the graduate for ministry to modern families. Graduates from the Barclay program will find themselves with an excellent foundation for careers in various ministries, social service institutions, or other occupations where psychological or interpersonal skills are particularly required or valuable. Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree from Barclay College, students who are interested in pursuing the full range of possibilities for careers in Psychology will want to pursue graduate studies. A graduate degree opens the possibilities of a career in counseling centers, education, industry, and health agencies, or, at the doctoral level, opportunities ranging from private practice to teaching or research.

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of the Psychology and Family Studies program, the student will meet the objectives of the Division of Arts and Sciences, as well as additional objectives particular to this major.

Division Objectives: students shall be able to

1. Articulate why for the Christian, all vocations to which God leads are calls to stewardship and ministry.

2. Explain how a Christian worldview impacts vocational attitudes, ethics, and meaning.

3. Articulate how biblical principles related to one’s chosen field integrate with or critique “secular” knowledge of the same field.

4. Demonstrate the ability to construct a biblically informed approach to their vocational field.

5. Demonstrate competence in their chosen field at a level appropriate for graduates of a baccalaureate program.

Specific Program Objectives: students shall be able to

1. Articulate the complimentary nature of biblical thought and the study of psychology.

2. Display a broad knowledge of the history and origins of psychological thought and practice.

3. Understand and be competent in basic psychological theory, technique, and practice.

4. Demonstrate the ability to serve in ministry or career roles that emphasize interpersonal relationships and development.

5. Possess the skills and background knowledge required to enter graduate school to pursue further studies in psychology or other fields.

6. Meet the objectives of the Division of Bible and Ministry.

7. Meet the objectives of the Division of General Studies.

PSYCHOLOGY AND FAMILY STUDIES Required Courses

I. Division of Bible and Ministry [34 hours]

Division Core

Part I. Bible Concentration:

17 hours

BI205

Bible Study Methods

3 hours

NT102

New Testament Survey

3 hours

OT101

Old Testament Survey

3 hours

TH302

Doctrine of Holiness

2 hours

TH308

Teachings of Friends

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

NT211 Transformational Life/Leadership of Christ (3 hours)

NT241 Synoptic Gospels (3 hours)

NT362 Acts (3 hours)

NT346 Writings of John (3 hours)

Part II. Foundations for Ministry:

10 hours

CM104

Personal Evangelism Seminar

1 hour

CM107

Survey of Church Ministry

3 hours

MI2083

Intercultural Ministry

3 hours

SL101

Spiritual Formation I

3 hours

Additional Bible/Theology:

7 hours

TH105

Basic Beliefs

2 hours

TH304

Apologetics

2 hours

3 hours chosen from NT or OT electives

3 hours

II. Division of General Studies [49 hours]

Division Core

Communications:

12 hours

IT 101/02

Introduction to Computer Applications

3 hours

EN101

College Writing

3 hours

EN202

Research and Writing

3 hours

SP201/02

Fundamentals of Speech

3 hours

Humanities:

6 hours

PH205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 hours

LI201/202 Introduction to Literature

3 hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

7 hours

EN109

Personal Effectiveness

1 hour

PY103

General Psychology

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

SS201 Western Civilization I (3 hours)

SS223 American History I (3 hours)

SO211 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Science and Mathematics:

6 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

MA103 Mathematical Concepts (3 hours)

MA108 College Algebra (3 hours)

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

Any Science Elective

Additional General Studies Requirements:

9 hours

PY204

Marriage and Family

3 hours

3 hours chosen from literature (LI) courses

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

MI223 Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)

PY322 Social Psychology (3 hours)

SS202 Western Civilization II (3 hours)

SS214 American History II (3 hours)

General Studies Electives:

9 hours

9 hours chosen from General Studies curriculum

III. Division of Arts and Sciences [45 hours]

Professional Ministry Courses

45 hours

MA478

Statistics

3 hours

PY223

Developmental Psychology

3 hours

PY242

Interpersonal Relations

3 hours

PY304

Senior Forum (Spring)

3 hour

PY318

Techniques of Counseling

3 hours

PY321

Theories of Personality

3 hours

PY331

Abnormal Psychology

3 hours

PY332

Family Systems

3 hours

PY352

Human Sexuality

3 hours

PY381

Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

3 hours

PY403

Practicum

2 hours

PY405

Senior Forum (fall)

1 hours

PY411

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

3 hours

PY453

Tests and Measurements

3 hours

Elective:

Any two of the following:

6 hours

PY 322 Social Psychology (3 hours)

PY311 Psychology of Religion (3 hours)

PY303 Culture and Psychology (3 hours)

128 total