A student graduating with a degree in psychology from College of the Ozarks will:
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).
Required major courses: 36 credit hours (18 hours must be 300-400 level)
A comprehensive exam is required during the senior year.
The prerequisite or co-requisite to this exam is PSY 373 Abnormal Psychology. Additional psychology courses may be assessed as a result of the exam.
Any student interested in psychology is encouraged to join the Christian Psychology Club.
Qualified psychology majors are encouraged to join Psi Chi - The National Honor Society in Psychology after completing their first successful seventeen (17) hours of psychology. More information on Psi Chi can be found in the catalog under Student Honor Societies.