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ONLINE
Start Date: 1/22/2019
Admission Deadline: 1/07/2019
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Start Date: 3/05/19
Admission Deadline: 2/18/19

Program Overview

Curriculum / Courses

  • + SOC 356 -Marriage and Family
  • This course is designed to lay foundational principles for an understanding of biblical manhood, biblical womanhood, biblical marriage, and the nurture of children. Along with this will be a review of the stages of life involved within marriage and family.
  • + PSY 310 -Abnormal Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology is designed to introduce students to models of thinking concerning mental health, mental disorders, and classification of mental disorders.  The general goals are to expose students to the range of thinking within the field of mental health and to help students understand the complexities of modern day classification of various mental disorders. The students will be challenged to define what is considered “normal” and “abnormal.” They will become familiar with the bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of abnormal psychology, including the various theories developed and used to explain causes and treatments for mental disorders. Emphasis in this undergraduate class will focus on symptoms and causes, although treatment will certainly be included. All information will be compared and contrasted with a Christian worldview of the various theories and concepts of Abnormal Psychology.
  • + PSY 349 -Theories and Foundations in Counseling
  • This course has three main purposes, which include analysis of several psychological theories regarding personality, simulated theory application, and personal application of theoretical concepts to their own lives.  In this way, students should begin to develop a solid foundation for his/her own counseling skills and increase their self-understanding. Integrated with the understanding of theories will be compatibility of scriptural teaching.
  • + PSY 456 -Survival Psychology
  • This course focuses on the traits responsible for surviving in high-stress environments, including responding directly to high-threat encounters. Pro-survival behaviors are presented, including “the gift of fear” and balancing independence and leadership versus the need for teamwork collaboration in responding to stressful events. Organizational and professional psychological traits present in law enforcement, paramilitary organizations and high stress organizations are explored, as well as healthy lifestyle factors that lead to career effectiveness and avoiding burnout, such as managing vicarious trauma and promoting self-care.
  • TOTAL CREDITS: 12

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OUR MISSION

Graduating Godly Individuals Prepared to Serve Christ in Church and Society.

OUR CORE VALUES

Bible Centered

Grace Theology

Ministry Focused

Transformational Relationships

OUR VISION

To be a vibrant University exalting Jesus Christ, preparing culturally intelligent students for diverse careers in the global marketplace.

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