In today’s world there is a great need for human understanding and service. As a result, psychology graduates are entering all types of occupations in business, government, education, and private human-services agencies. The bachelor’s degree in psychology prepares students for a career in human service fields, continued studies in graduate school, and/or satisfying personal, social, and civic lives. A bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Oakwood LEAP is a flexible and versatile way to prepare for a career in the exciting field of Psychology.

Psychology Credit Requirements

  • General Education

    • Orientation Seminar (1 hour)
    • Computer and Health (5 hours)
    • Humanities (15 hours)
    • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (9 hours)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 hours)
    • Religion (6 hours)
    45 hours

  • Electives

    41 hours

  • Psychology Credits

    42 hours

  • Total Hours

    128 hours


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PY 201 Psychology of Religion

This course is a study of the psychological aspects of religion and an analysis of several systems in psychology from a Christian perspective, using the writings of Christian authors.

PY 280 Seminar in Psychology

The seminar course provides an in-depth examination of particular topics of interest in the psychology field. It includes critical evaluation of current research. The course also reviews the graduation, admission, and employment searching process.

PY 301 Social Psychology

The study of group affiliations, group standards, social perceptions, and other social factors influencing the behavior of individuals and interaction among groups.

PY 307 Statistical Methods

An introduction to statistical procedures. Topics include preparation and use of graphs and tables, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability and sampling, and tests of significance and association.

PY 319 Theories of Personality

A study of the main theories of personality structure, with consideration of the essential ingredients of healthy attitudes and behavior patterns.

PY 321 Abnormal Behavior

A study of the types, natures, and causes of abnormal behavior; the effects of maladaptive behavior on individuals, families, and communities; and methods of treatment.

PY 325 Developmental Psychology

A study of current psychological theories relating to psychology development throughout the entire life span.

PY 331 Group Dynamics

Group Dynamics is a study of the dynamics of groups, with special emphasis being placed upon patterns of leadership, solidarity, cohesion, conflict, accommodation, and cooperation.

PY 371 Biological Psychology

Physiological correlates of behavior, with special emphasis on the psychological and anatomy of the nervous system as a basis for relating behavior to its physiological components. The student will develop competence in the reading and interpreting of scientific reports and professional journals.

PY 401 History and System of Psychology

PY 401 explores the theoretical systems, experiments, and personalities involved in the development of psychology.

PY 411 Principles of Research

An introduction to research in the behavioral sciences. Topics include problem definition and hypothesis formation; observation, definition, and measurement; design and control of basic types of experimental and quasi-experimental designs; and explanation and interpretation of results.

PY 423 Counseling Theories

This course involves a study of the major counseling theories.

PY 460 Experimental Psychology

A survey course acquainting the student with the experimental analysis of behavior. The scientific method is used to investigate basic behavioral phenomena and principles. Students will also develop competence in reading, writing, and interpreting reports.