Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Waldorf online psychology degreePsychology is the study of behavior and mental processes and is traditionally a popular field of study. By the very nature of the profession, psychology is a service vocation. This major fits well with Waldorf's mission of "instilling values of service, community, critical inquiry, and lifelong learning."

A bachelor's degree in psychology prepares students to be well-rounded, educated individuals as it reflects many of the goals of a liberal arts education by providing:

  • A knowledge base
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytical reasoning skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ethical values

The intent of the psychology program is to provide a comprehensive plan of study that will introduce students to many subfields of psychology and prepare them for careers in a number of human services careers as well as graduate and professional programs. Graduate degrees are required to pursue licensure as a psychologist, counselor, or social worker. Waldorf College psychology majors should be prepared to enter these degree programs upon graduation. Through graduate studies, students may choose to specialize in areas including clinical, experimental, developmental, social, cognitive, human factors, sports, industrial/organizational, health, and forensics.

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Estimated time of completion of this program is 4 years for full-time students.

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  Credit Hours
Core Requirements 60
Major Requirements 60

 

Major Requirements

Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
Major Required--Group A 30
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
PSY 3450 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 3140 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3019 History and Systems of Psychology 3
PSY 3150 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 3350 Theories of Personality 3
PSY 3460 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 4021 Physiological Psychology 3
PSY 4501 Research Methods 3
PSY 4995 Senior Capstone 3
Professional Electives - Group B 15
Select 15 credits from the list below or any qualified transfer credit in Psychology  
PSY 3100 APA for Academic Writing 1
PSY 4030 Sensation and Perception 3
PSY 3500 Judgment and Decision Making 3
PSY 4510 Attitudes and Persuasion 3
PSY 4515 Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination 3
PSY 3380 Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSY 3480 Principles of Learning 3
PSY 4560 Psychological Assessment 3
PSY 3220 Health Psychology 3
PSY 3490 Industrial Organizational Psychology 3
PSY 3205 Psychology of Gender 3
PSY 3210 Close Relationships 3
Three-day, face-to-face residency electives offered on the Waldorf College Campus:  
BIO 4900 Biology Lab * 1
CHM 4900 Chemistry Lab * 1
Remaining Electives - Group C 15
For the remaining elective credits, any Waldorf Courses (including those not selected in Group B) may be selected from the catalog and course schedule to be used as electives, provided that they are not used to satisfy other program requirements. A concentration is recommended and the concentration options listed above may also be used toward elective credits.
Grand Total:   120

* Lab science strongly recommended for students considering graduate school.

B.A./B.S. Degree Requirements

  • Completion of the core curriculum and the curriculum for the major, totaling 120 credits
  • A grade of C or higher in all coursework in the major and, if applicable, in the concentration(s)
  • 2.00 cumulative grade point average for work completed at Waldorf
  • Minimum of 36 upper-division credit hours
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