Bachelor's Degree in

Psychology and Family Studies

The Barclay College Psychology and Family Studies major offers an emphasis in family systems, equipping the graduate for ministry to modern families. Graduates from the Barclay program will find themselves with an excellent foundation for careers in various ministries, social service institutions, or other occupations where psychological or interpersonal skills are particularly required or valuable. Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree from Barclay College, students who are interested in pursuing the full range of possibilities for careers in Psychology will want to pursue graduate studies. A graduate degree opens the possibilities of a career in counseling centers, education, industry, and health agencies, or, at the doctoral level, opportunities ranging from private practice to teaching or research.

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Psychology and Family Studies: Core Courses [ 36 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
MA478 Statistics 3
PY224 Developmental Psychology 3
PY242 Interpersonal Relations 3
PY300 3 Choose One: PY313, PY341 3
PY331 Abnormal Psychology 3
PY333 Tests and Measurements 3
PY334 Theories of Personality 3
PY342 Family Systems 3
PY381 Intro to Family Therapy 3
PY404 PY Senior Forum Spring (3) 3
PY405 PY Senior Forum Fall (1) 1
PY409 Psychology Practicum (2) 2
PY412 Intro to Research Methods in Psychology 3

Psychology and Family Studies: Bible Courses [ 33 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
BI205 Bible Study Methods 3
CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar (1) 1
MI2083 Intercultural Ministry 3
NT102 New Testament Survey 3
NT200 Gospels or Acts (Elective) 3
OT100 Old Testament Elective 3
OT101 Old Testament Survey 3
SL101 Spiritual Formation I 3
TH105 Basic Beliefs (2) 2
TH300 Teachings of Friends 3
TH302 Doctrine of Holiness (2) 2
TH304 Apologetics (2) 2
WA101 Introduction to Worship (2) 2

Psychology and Family Studies: General Courses [ 55 Credit Hours ]

Course Number Course Name Credits
EN100 College Writing 3
EN200 Research and Writing 3
IT100 Intro to Computer Applications 3
LI101 Literature Elective 3
LI200 Introduction to Literature 3
MA100 Math Elective 3
PH100 Critical Thinking 2
PH205 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PY100 General Psychology 3
SC1004 Science Elective w/Lab (4) 4
SP200 Fundamentals of Speech 3
SS200 Social Science Elective (a) 3
SS300 Social Science Elective (b) 3
UE1011 Unrestricted Elective (a) 1
UE1012 Unrestricted Electives (b) 3
UE1023 Unrestricted Electives (c) 3
UE1019 Unrestricted Electives (d) 9

Chair of Psychology and Family Studies

Keith White

    • Ph.D. University of Kansas
    • M.R.E. Nazarene Theological Seminary
    • B.A. Barclay College