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2023-2024 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Southeastern University - Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Bachelor of Science, Psychology (Site-based)

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree provides students with fundamentals in psychological and integration principles. Topics of study include personality, development, abnormal psychology, research methods, and more. Students will learn to incorporate their Christian faith into their work and prepare for paraprofessional fields that require a psychology or behavioral science degree. In addition, they will participate in supervised field experience and conduct and report empirical research in the field. This degree is also ideal for a student considering pursuing a master’s degree in a helping profession such as counseling. This online program is a total of 123 credit hours: 56 credit hours for Foundational Core courses, and 41 credit hours of psychology major core courses, 9 credit hours of psychology electives, and 17 credit hours of general electives.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed for students who plan to enter more directly into the career world. The objectives of this program are expressed as follows:
  1. To give students a basic foundation in psychological and integrational principles.
  2. To assist students in the integration of sound psychology and their Christian faith.
  3. To prepare students to serve where counseling and human relations are essential functions.
  4. To prepare students for a number of paraprofessional fields requiring a psychology or behavioral science degree.
  5. To prepare students for graduate programs necessary to enter their professions.
A minimum of a master’s degree is required at the entry level into the field of professional psychology and counseling. The Bachelor of Science degree will prepare one for a number of paraprofessional areas.

Foundational Core- 34 Credit Hours

Habits of Inquiry- 22 Credits

Discursive Inquiry- 6 Credit Hours

Quantitative Inquiry- 3 Credit Hours

Socio-Historical Inquiry-6 Credit Hours

Major Core- 45 Credit Hours

Divine Design (Minor, Electives, Experiential Learning) 41 Credits

General Electives are any courses that do not satisfy any specific course requirements of your program and which you have not previously taken. Within this credit block students may declare minors, enroll in elective credit, enjoy experiential learning like study abroad or internships, or enroll in up to 24 credits of practicum.

Total Program Hours- 120 Credit Hours

Additional State Requirements for Online or Partner Site Students

*Note: Students taking courses online/at an SEU partner site outside of the State of Florida may be subject to additional Foundational Core requirements for degree completion. Some of these requirements are built into your Foundational Core listed above.  Any of the requirements listed below that are not incorporated into the Foundational Core will count towards your Divine Design hours.  State-specific requirements are also specified in the SEU Catalog. Please see your Degree Audit in JICS and work with your Academic Advisor to ensure these requirements are met. 



Area I, Written Composition - 6 Credit Hours

Area II, Humanities and Fine Arts - 12 Credit Hours

* In addition to Foundational Core Discursive Inquiry requirements 



Select one course not taken in Foundational Core



Maryland students need an additional six credit hours in one or more of the following five areas: (i) Arts and humanities; (ii) English composition; (iii) Social and behavioral sciences; (iv) Mathematics; and (v) Biological and physical sciences.



Montana requires 6 credit hours of natural science with a laboratory experience. Students may choose to take BIOL 1334 to complete the requirement or any other science course to meet the credit hour requirement.


3 credit hours needed. The Socio-Historical requirement must be fulfilled by taking PPOL 2433 or by earning credit for one of the following combinations of classes from an accredited Nevada college:  1) HIST 100, 2) PCS 101, 3) HIST 101 and HIST 102, or 4) or HIST 101 and 217.


Ohio students need an additional two credit hours in one or more of the following areas: Oral and Written Communication, Mathematics, Statistics and Logic, Arts, Humanities, Culture and Diversity, Natural Sciences, Technology and Innovation. 


In addition to the courses listed below, Oklahoma students need an additional 7 credit hours in one ore more of the following:  History, Social Science, Behavioral Science, Humanities, Math, Natural Science, Language, or Fine Arts.

Select One:

Choose one not already chosen for Foundational Core

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