Bachelor of Science in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a biblically-centered program that focuses on educating students in the principles of theology, philosophy and psychology in order to prepare students to enter the helping fields (i.e. professional counseling, social work, law and medicine).

Truett McConnell’s academic program is unique in the approach of grounding students in the truth of the Bible while introducing them to various philosophies and theories guiding the research and practice of psychology. Students will be exposed to challenging courses and invaluable internships.

The program in psychology seeks to serve the mission of the University by actively engaging students in a course of study that will ground them in Biblical scripture, equip them with an understanding of the discipline, and enable them to use their knowledge for greater impact in the world. Graduates of the psychology program will be grounded in a Christian worldview so that they might exemplify the commandment of Christ to love God and love others by building up and encouraging others in their future psychology-related careers and ministries. Graduates of Truett McConnell University’s Psychology program will be able to think critically to integrate their foundation in Christian theology with principles discussed in their courses to “admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”

General Psychology

The Concentration in General Psychology studies the knowledge of human behavior as well as research, statistics, and writing skills. It can provide a foundation for many careers.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Christianity & Psychology
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Field Experience

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Social and Community Service Management
  • Corrections or Probation Monitoring
  • Social Worker

Clinical and Counseling Psychology

The Concentration in Clinical and Counseling Psychology focus on the application of psychological principles to personal and interpersonal functioning, assessment, and intervention.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Christianity & Psychology
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Field Experience

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Psychotherapy
  • Counseling
  • Social and Community Service Management
  • Corrections or Probation Monitoring
  • Social Worker

Concentration in Development, Marriage, and Family

The Concentration in Development, Marriage, and Family Psychology studies the broader field of mental health, the life of couples and families, human development and dysfunctions.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Christianity & Psychology
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Field experience

POSSIBLE CAREERS

Psychotherapy or counseling in mental health clinics, hospitals, psychiatric hospitals and schools.

Missions and Psychology

The Concentration in General Psychology studies the knowledge of human behavior as well as research, statistics, and writing skills. It can provide a foundation for many careers.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Human Growth and Development
  • Christianity & Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Trauma Across the Lifespan
  • Field experience

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Counseling
  • Family Resource Specialist
  • Orphanage Caretakers
  • Pregnancy Resource Center Coordinator

CONTACT

Dr. Holly Haynes, Dean and Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences
706-865-2134, ext. 1604
hhaynes@truett.edu