Welcome to the Psychology Department! The focus of the Psychology Department at College of the Ozarks is to prepare students to evaluate psychology concepts from a biblically-informed Christian Worldview, to be intelligent consumers of research, and to possess pre-professional knowledge and skills. A balanced curriculum brings together the theoretical and practical dimensions of psychology through experiential courses and opportunities for community-based internships.
Major in Psychology
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
The Psychology Department has both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts programs available. In addition, a psychology minor is an option that complements numerous career fields. A list of required courses for the psychology majors or minor is available by visiting the College Catalog.
Objectives of the Psychology Program
The objectives for psychology majors include:
- demonstrate a practical working knowledge of the science and theoretical applications of psychology (Academic);
- obtain a foundation in psychology sufficient for further professional training or graduate work in such fields as counseling, clinical psychology, public safety, social services, or school counseling (Vocational);
- integrate psychological concepts with a Christian worldview in order to effectively incorporate faith in the human services field (Christian);
- impact their local and global communities by applying practical skills and psychological knowledge to solving personal and societal issues (Patriotic);
- evidence awareness of the influence of cultural backgrounds and experiences on the development of psychological processes (Cultural).
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What can I do with a degree in psychology?
Christian Psychology Club
The Christian Psychology club is for all Psychology majors and minors. Our goal is to support each other in the integration of Christianity into the psychology profession. We meet regularly to discuss ways in which we can impact our school and our community. As a club, we regularly participate in activities, fundraisers, and community service projects.
Locks of Love
Baseball for Heroes
Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology
is the National Honor Society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests, and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies
and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association
(APA) and the Association for Psychological Science
Departmental Activities and News
For upcoming Psychology department activities, please contact the Psychology Office at (417) 690-2447, eMail firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the office in Pfeiffer 211.
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