Psychology Major

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Program Overview

Courses in psychology are designed to give an empirical approach to the study of human behavior, a knowledge of psychological principles and an acquaintance with contemporary problems, while providing a strong Christian framework to evaluate theories, techniques and beliefs.

The psychology major is tailored to prepare you for graduate work in any of the variety of areas within which professional psychologists function. The professional areas include, but are not limited to, the more popular areas of clinical psychology, counseling psychology and biological psychology. The psychology program also endeavors to assist its students to a better understanding of themselves as well as of those with whom they interact in the process of living. For this reason, the major is an excellent choice for students eventually planning to work in almost any field.

"The Psychology major at ORU truly enables you to go into every man’s world and produces well educated, spiritually sound, and competent individuals. You not only receive a well rounded education at ORU, you are also embraced by caring faculty who encourage you and aid you in meeting your full potential."


Student: Stephanie
Major: Psychology

ORU Points of Distinction

Psi Chi Rho campus psychology club
Psi Chi Rho is one of the best ways for psychology majors, minors and those in psych classes to be informed of all the current events and issues facing the field of psychology. There are four meetings each semester with a wide variety of speakers. This club is a wonderful way to be involved with the Psychology Department, to interact with professors and to connect with fellow students.


Students with majors in psychology have found careers in:

  • Graduate studies leading to a professional degree
  • Human resources
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Advocacy
  • Caregiving
  • Research
  • Ministry

What Do You Have To Look Forward To?

Amazing classes with professors who bring valuable experience to the classroom...being part of a program with a reputation for quality. Get ready to be challenged to rise to your personal highest potential while exploring principles, theories, applications, concepts and methodologies within a distinctly Christian framework.

Course Offerings Include

  • Principles of Psychology                                 
  • Psychology of Learning and Motivation
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality Development
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Success Stories

Psychology students are competitive in the "Psychology Bowl" of the annual spring conference of the Oklahoma Psychological Society, taking home the top honors last year.

Degree Plan