Program Overview

Apply a biblical worldview in response to psychological understanding, integrating core values, ethics and professional standards. READ MORE

 

COMMON CAREERS

– Case Manager
– Advocacy
– Research Assistant
– Probation Officer
– Health Educator

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Admissions Application free to apply
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • SAT score of 940 or higher OR ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Pastoral Recommendation

 

Credits

  • 120 credits to graduate including general education, biblical core, and major-specific classes.

Curriculum / Courses

  • FEATURED COURSES
  • + BI 205 -Bible Study Methods and Application
  • An introduction to the principles and practice of inductive Bible study, with emphasis on the effective communication of biblical truth. This course will include assignments intended to develop skills in expository writing and biblical instruction. Christian Ministry requirements are also embedded in this course.
  • + BI 422 -Romans
  • A study of contents and theology of PaulÕs letter to the Romans, including the origin and social setting of the letter. The course will examine PaulÕs contribution to Christian theology based on Romans as well as the pastoral significance of the letter. Offered alternate years.
  • + PS 201 -Introduction to Psychology
  • This course is a general survey of the discipline of psychology including the principles, methods, vocabulary, and major theories in the study of human behavior. Consideration will be given to selected application of psychology for life and ministry.
  • + PS 282 -Research Statistics
  • An introduction to research methodology and statistics as a liberal arts discipline, this course will not primarily be a Ònumber crunchingÓ course, though many statistical concepts will be presented in context. The emphasis of the course will be on developing an understanding of the principles and concepts underlying the use of statistics in social sciences research and applications. Topics to be explored include the formulation of questions and hypotheses, appropriate experimental design, sampling methodology, data analysis, and the presentation of results using graphical summaries and proper statistical notation. Offered alternate years.
  • + PS 310 -Abnormal Psychology
  • An introduction to the classification, description, and interpretation of behavior identified as abnormal. Emphasis is given to neuropsychological aspects, social variables and environmental conditions related to the acquisition and persistence of such behavior(s).
  • + PS 341 -Adult Psychology
  • This course explores various topics such as physical changes, physical and mental health issues, cognitive abilities, social relationships, work/retirement, etc. as they pertain to the various stages of adult development. Although much of the focus will be on older adulthood, topics discussed will also include adult development from young adulthood to death.
  • + PS 349 -Theories and Foundations in Counseling
  • In this course, students will examine various theories of personality and counseling, with an emphasis on those theories used in the United States. Included in the course will be training in assertiveness and investigation of oneÕs own personality. Students will have an opportunity to develop some basic counseling skills based on the theories studied through the use of role play, case studies, and other means to learn practical strategies used in the counseling setting.
  • + PS 457 -Seminar in Counseling
  • This course continues the process of developing counseling skills by using a problem/management, opportunity/development model which allows different theoretical approaches to be incorporated, including Christian viewpoints. Video-taped real and/or simulated sessions are a part of the studentÕs experience.
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THE MORE YOU KNOW

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.

STATEMENT OF FAITH

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Thanks, Grace Christian University! My years there resulted in great friends, spiritual formation, good times and a foundation for further graduate work and exciting ministries.

Dale Amundsen, Alumni

- My years there Resulted in Great Friends, Spiritual Formation