Psychology

Psychologists study behavior and the mind including conscious and unconscious phenomena, both normal and abnormal functioning and concentrate on behaviors that affect the mental and emotional health of humans. Within the Psychology Degree at Andrews University, students can choose the General Concentration or the Pre-Professional Concentration. Students intending to continue on to graduate school should select the Pre-Professional concentration.
OVERVIEW

Program Type: Bachelors Degree
Program Length: 124 Credits
Format: On-Campus
Program Entry: August or January
Entry Deadline for August: July 15
Entry Deadline for January: November 15
COST (per semester)*

Tuition: $14,136
Residence Hall: $2,389
Meal Plan: $1,800
General Fees: $508
Textbooks: $200-$300
* Most students receive scholarships and financial assistance. For more information go to: Finances
To complete a degree at Andrews University, students must complete both the Major Requirements and the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. Some students may elect to apply for the J.N. Andrews Honors Program which replaces the Andrews Core Experience Requirements. For more information see Honors
GENERAL CONCENTRATION

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 9 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC105 Careers & Plans for the Psyc Major
PSYC301 Human Development
PSYC432 Research Methods II

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 13-16 Credits
Choose one of the following two courses
PSYC465 Physiological Psychology
PSYC180 Dealing with Your Mind

Choose one of the following two courses
PSYC364 Learning and Behavior
PSYC445 Cognitive Psychology

B.A. Majors: Choose two of the following courses
B.S. Majors: Choose three of the following courses

PSYC269 History & Systems of Psychology
PSYC450 Social Psychology
PSYC454 Theories of Personality
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

CAPSTONE - 1-4 Credits (choose one option)

Option 1:
PSYC405 MPA Meeting - w/ a presentation
PSYC498 Research Project in Psychology

Option 2:
PSYC405 MPA Meeting - w/o a presentation
PSYC485 Professional Portfolio

Option 3:
PSYC480 Field Experience

Option 4:
PSYC490 Practicum in Psychology

MAJOR: ELECTIVES - 6-9 Credits
Electives are chosen from available PSYC courses in consultation with your advisor.

COGNATES - 16-22 Credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society

Choose one of the following two courses
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology

Choose one of the following options
Option 1: BIOL221 & BIOL222 Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Option 2: BIOL221 A&P I & PSYC465 Physiological Psychology
Option 3: BIOL165 & BIOL166 Foundations of Biology

Choose one of the following options
PSYC475 Top: Cultural Psychology
BHSC440 Top: Cultural Psychology
An International Student Missionary Experience
Attending Adventist Colleges Abroad
An AU tour with cultural concepts
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
PSYC475 Top: Community Psychology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues

Official requirements can be found here and here
PRE-PROFESSIONAL CONCENTRATION

MAJOR: CORE REQUIREMENTS - 16 credits
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology
PSYC105 Careers & Plans for the Psyc Major
PSYC301 Human Development
PSYC405 Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting
PSYC432 Research Methods II
PSYC433 Research Methods III
PSYC434 Research Methods IV

MAJOR: CONCENTRATION REQ - 13-18 Credits
PSYC465 Physiological Psychology

Choose one of the following two courses
PSYC364 Learning and Behavior
PSYC445 Cognitive Psychology

B.A. Majors: Choose two of the following courses
B.S. Majors: Choose three of the following courses

PSYC269 History & Systems of Psychology
PSYC450 Social Psychology
PSYC454 Theories of Personality
PSYC460 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

CAPSTONE - 1-3 Credits (choose one option)

Option 1:
PSYC405 MPA Meeting - w/ a presentation
PSYC498 Research Project in Psychology

Option 2:
PSYC405 MPA Meeting - w/o a presentation
PSYC485 Professional Portfolio

Option 3:
PSYC480 Field Experience

Option 4:
PSYC490 Practicum in Psychology

MAJOR: ELECTIVES - 6-9 Credits
Electives are chosen from available PSYC courses in consultation with your advisor.

COGNATES - 16-22 Credits
BHSC230 Research Methods I
RELT340 Religion & Ethics in Modern Society
PHIL224 Introduction to Philosophy

Choose one of the following two courses
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
SOCI119 Principles of Sociology

Choose one of the following options
Option 1: BIOL221 & BIOL222 Anatomy & Physiology I & II
Option 2: BIOL221 A&P I & PSYC465 Physiological Psychology
Option 3: BIOL165 & BIOL166 Foundations of Biology

Choose one of the following options
PSYC475 Top: Cultural Psychology
BHSC440 Top: Cultural Psychology
An International Student Missionary Experience
Attending Adventist Colleges Abroad
An AU tour with cultural concepts
ANTH200 Cultural Anthropology
PSYC475 Top: Community Psychology
BHSC225 Global Social Issues

Official requirements can be found here and here
ANDREWS CORE EXPERIENCE
RELIGION - 12 Credits
RELT100 God & Human Life (First Year)
3 Religion courses of choice

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES - 6 Credits
Choose 6 credits from two categories:
Visual Arts: Art History, Photography, Studio Art
Humanities: Literature, Philosophy
Music: Music Theory, Ensemble, Applied Music

LIFE SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
BIOL100 Human Biology
BIOL110 Principles of Biology
BIOL208 Environmental Science
FDNT 230 & 240 Nutrition & Lab
HORT150 iGrow

MATHEMATICS - 3-4 Credits
Choose one of the following
MATH145 Math for the (Mis)Information Age
MATH165 College Algebra
MATH168 Precalculus
MATH191 Calculus I

SOCIAL SCIENCES - 6 Credits
Choose one foundation & one Interdisciplinary course
Foundation: ANTH200, ECON225, GEOG110, PLSC104, PSYC101, SOCI119
Interdisciplinary: BHSC225, FNCE206, PLSC237, PSYC180, FMST201
FITNESS EDUCATION - 4 Credits
HLED120 Fit for Life (first year)
3 Fitness Courses of choice

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION - 13/16 Credits
ENGL115 College Writing I
ENGL215 College Writing II
COMM104 Communication Skills
B.A. Only: Intermediate Foreign Language of Choice

PHYSICAL SCIENCE - 4 Credits
Choose one of the following
CHEM100 Consumer Chemistry
CHEM110 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry
PHYS110 Astronomy
PHYS115 Mythbusting
PHYS225 Sound and Waves

HISTORY - 6 credits
Choose two courses from the following
HIST110 Worldviews, Cultures, & Gods
HIST117 Civilization and Ideas I
HIST118 Civilization and Ideas II
HIST204 American Experience I
HIST205 American Experience II

SERVICE - 2 Credits
BHSC100 Philosophy of Service & Civic Engagement



Official requirements can be found here.
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