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Psychology Department

The purpose of the Psychology Department of Greenville College is to help students understand themselves, their world, and their relationship to God within a liberal arts context and the field of psychology. Within the life of the student, the department emphasizes the development of a foundation of knowledge, the capacity for critical thinking and scientific inquiry, the ability to communicate effectively, and the freedom to serve others through their chosen vocation.


Majors & Minors


Psychology Major
The Psychology major requires completion of 30 credits beyond General Psychology. Psychology electives for the major are selected by the student and his/her advisor, and must meet or exceed a 18 hour minimum. The selection of courses should be focused around the vocational orientation of the student, and will often include one or two practicum sequences in facilities similar to those in which the student hopes to serve in the future. This major leads to a bachelor of arts degree.
Psychology Minor
A psychology minor provides you with tremendous career flexibility. Greenville's program will deepen your understanding of human behavior, motivation, interpersonal relationships, and personality theory. A solid understanding of human behavior is a marketable quality in our society. Any 18 credit hours beyond PSY 101 or PSY 220 may be taken in the Psychology Department to receive a minor. Eight hours must be upper division.

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