Sophy Beers '12
The discipline of psychology is concerned with the examination of human behavior.
For General Education
The goals of the psychology department for general education students are:
For the Major Field
For students majoring in psychology, the goals of the psychology department are:
These goals are accomplished, in part, through the following sequences of courses:
The classification of courses is consistent with the above sequence, namely: 1) survey courses, 2) methods courses, 3) content courses, and 4) application courses. The student should be aware that the application of psychological principles necessarily follows an understanding of the data and methods upon which these principles are based.
The student majoring in psychology may take advantage of experimental equipment for individual research projects, calculator and computer facilities for the analysis of research data, and internship opportunities at various mental health agencies in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The psychology department is committed to an academically responsible concept of the integration process. It provides the opportunity for relating the discipline to a Reformed Christian world and life-view. Students majoring in psychology examine contemporary viewpoints on integration relative to psychology and work toward a personal statement reflecting their efforts.