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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Psychology program of Oklahoma Baptist University offers high quality upper division courses and advisement designed to prepare students for a wide variety of careers related to Psychology and Psychology: Pre-Counseling as well as providing graduates with a solid foundation for postgraduate study. The experiences assist and encourage students as they continue the process of understanding the nature of their personal Christian commitment and seek to integrate these insights into their academic disciplines and their vocational choices.

What makes an OBU Psychology degree special?

The Psychology degree at OBU has a long history of academic excellence. Our students score among the top in the nation on standardized tests of psychology field knowledge. Every year we have students present their own research at regional Psychology conferences and several of students have won awards for their research.

The Psychology: Pre-Counseling degree has been tailored specifically for students who know they want to pursue a career in counseling. The degree includes specialized courses in counseling theory and practice not typically found in most undergraduate psychology programs. Furthermore, the degree contains some flexibility of courses to accommodate students with a wide range of counseling interests.

Both degrees enable students to attain the specific knowledge base and training required for careers or graduate study in the field of psychology while also encouraging and facilitating students' integration of their faith with their knowledge and understanding of the field of psychology.

What are OBU grads doing with their Psychology degrees?

Many OBU students pursue graduate school, including OBU’s own Marriage and Family Therapy degree. Some students seek their doctoral degree; one student attended the University of North Texas for Counseling Psychology. Another graduate is now teaching at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. There are many services that students work for including Sunbeam Family Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, CREOKS, Focus Mental Health and Bison Family Therapy Institute.

Examples of possible careers include the following:

  • Adoption agency worker
  • Community development
  • Consumer research
  • Counseling
  • Criminal researcher
  • Family life educator
  • Human resources manager
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Organizational research
  • Psychologist: developmental, experimental, forensic, industrial, etc.
  • Profiling
  • Program specialist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Social services administrator
  • Social worker
  • Teaching
  • Victim advocate
  • Work with criminal and juvenile offenders

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology 
  • Child and Adolescent Development 
  • Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 
  • Research Methods in Psychology 
  • Biological Psychology
  • Theories of Personality

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General Requirements

    • Complete your application
    • Send us your Transcript
    • Send Test Scores (ACT, SAT or TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Send a copy of a current passport
    • Financial Guarantee
    • Provide a bank statement (proving funds on the financial guarantee)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27912 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27912 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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