Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Concordia University Texas trains students in the theory, research and practice of psychological science. As a field of study applicable to nearly any career path, graduates are well-prepared to either obtain an entry-level position or to continue with graduate studies. This fully online program requires a total of 128 credit hours, 39 of which must be upper level.

We provide a supportive, Christ-centered environment where you can identify, cultivate and ultimately fulfill your calling.

Benefits

  • Generous transfer credit policy: Transfer up to 83 credits.
  • Leadership training: Become a Christian leader in a public servant role.
  • Focused curricula: Develop a deep understanding of psychology, which helps explain human behavior and thinking.
  • Unique perspective: Reinforce a Christian point of view in psychology, especially in promoting a particular “way of being” toward others and fundamentally impacting how you perceive and relate to others in your life.
  • Next Start Date: Rolling enrollment
  • Credit Hours: 128
  • Course Length: 8 weeks

Career Outcomes

Career Outcomes
A degree in psychology is both versatile and relevant. Graduates may work in numerous industries including mental health services, education, advertising/marketing, business, communications, human resources and more. Just a few of the many career options available include:

  • Case Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Postsecondary Education Administrator
  • Probation Officer

Source: American Psychological Association

Admission Requirements

A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on all college-level coursework, or a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA if fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours, is required. Students who do not meet the requirements will be evaluated by the admission committee and may still be eligible for provisional admission to the program.

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Course List

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology General Track is offered online. Students seeking this degree must complete the Concordia Common Experience Curriculum, major requirements, any three upper-level Psychology classes not already listed as required coursework, and the following courses:

Our Common Core Experience
Global/Cultural (3 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

ENG 2301 World Literature: Classicism
HIS 2321 History of Western Civilization to 1715
HIS 2322 Western Civilizations from 1715
HIS 3308 Asian History and Culture
HIS 3301 History of Mexico
HIS 3314 Traditions/Values of Classical Civilizations
HON 3311 Critical Thinking about Great Texts
PHL 3301 Survey of Western Philosophy

Modern or Classical Language

Complete two consecutive terms (at least six credit hours) of a non-English language.

Supporting Course Requirements (9 hours credits)

PSY 1311 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 1301 Introduction to Sociology
PSY 2303 Lutheran Ethos and Psychology

Psychology Major Courses

PSY 2300 Careers and Vocation in Psychology (3)
PSY 2341 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
PSY 2491 Research Methods and Scientific Writing in the Behavioral Sciences (4)
PSY 3302 Cognitive Psychology (3)
PSY 3330 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 3332 Personality Theory (3)

Writing Portfolio

The Psychology major of Concordia University Texas (CTX) recognizes writing both as a
mechanism of communication that is essential in the broader professional workforce and as a critical element of undergraduate study. Specifically, persons trained in psychology should be comfortable both reading and writing in a scientific manner. The Writing Portfolio will consist of three papers that have been rated by a course instructor as “Good” (i.e., warranting a grade of B) in quality regarding both content and style.

Elective Hours

A sufficient number of credit hours to bring the total number of hours to 128, of which 39 must be upper level.