Psychology

A major and a minor are available in psychology.

Major in psychology

41-43 credit hours

  • Psyc 100, General Psychology 3
  • One of the following: 3
    Psyc 200, Social Psychology
    Psyc 308, Personality Theory
  • One of the following:4
    Psyc 302, Experimental Psychology
    Psyc 303, Biological Psychology
  • One of the following: 3
    Psyc 319, Cognitive Psychology
    Psyc 320, Psychological Assessment
  • Psyc 380, Statistics in Research3
  • Psyc 401, Research and Methods I1
  • Psyc 403, Research and Methods II2
  • Psyc 409, Senior Internship 2
  • Psyc 410, Senior Seminar in Psychology 2
  • Additional psychology classes 12
  • Related courses selected from the following: 6-8
    Biol 120, Cell Biology & Genetics (4)
    Biol 130, Organismal Biology (4)
    Biol 203, Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
    Biol 204, Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)
    Math 141, Finite Mathematics (3)
    Math 250, Game Theory (3)
    PJCS 201 PX, Violence & Nonviolence (3)
    Soc 200, Principles of Sociology (3)
    Soc 210, Sociology of the Family (3)
    SoWk 221, Human Behavior (3)
    WGS 200, Introduction to Gender Studies (3)
    WGS 345, Women’s Concerns (3)

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in psychology will:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theories, and empirical pre/post findings in psychology and related areas.
  2. Understand and apply research methods.
  3. Use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry and a scientific approach, whenever possible, to solve mental health problems.
  4. Explain and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  5. Demonstrate effective written communication in APA style.
  6. Recognize, understand, and respect complexity of sociocultural and internal diversity.
  7. Explore career options and engage in career planning.
  8. Engage in meaningful discussions about the relationship between faith and psychology.

Planning guide

First year Goshen Core
General Psychology
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Second year Goshen Core
Social Psychology or Developmental Psychology
Other psychology courses
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SST
Third year Goshen Core
Upper-level courses in major
Statistics in Research
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Fourth year Balance of Goshen Core
Research Methods
Balance of major and related courses
Senior Seminar
Internship

Minor in psychology

18 credit hours

  • Five or more credit hours selected from the following: 5
    Psyc 302, Experimental Psychology
    Psyc 303, Biological Psychology
    Psyc 308, Personality Theory
    Psyc 320, Psychological Assessment
    Psyc 380, Statistics in Research
    Psyc 410, Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • 13 credit hours in any psychology courses, at least 7 credit hours upper-level (300 and above) 13