2023-2024 Catalog


BS - Psychology of Human Relations

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Psychology of Human Relations program is the application of psychological principles in everyday life, highlighting 1) ethical principles, 2) critical thinking, 3) creative problem solving, and 4) personal and professional impact.  Courses include organizational psychology, theories of personality, social psychology, spiritual formation, counseling techniques, and research methods.  The Capstone series embedded in this program gives each student the opportunity to tailor his/her academic focus in order to address personal and professional goals.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Show a value for self and others as persons of worth, created in God’s image.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical tenets of psychology.
  • Describe a foundational knowledge of psychology as a field of inquiry.
  • Discuss basic social science research methods with regard to the understanding of human relationships.
  • Apply core psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Demonstrate the skill and dispositions of creating hope in the world through human relationships.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for this program are as follows:

  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a baccalaureate degree with a major in Psychology of Human Relations from the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Psychology of Human Relations - Program of Study

Prerequisite Course

(Must be completed prior to starting the core program)

PSY-150General Psychology


PSY-250Developmental Psychology


Core Courses

HMSR-220Interview Skills in Human Services


PSY-325Contemporary Theories in Psychotherapy


PSY-322Physiological Psychology


PSY-370Theories of Personality


PSY-305Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences


PSY-357Research Methods in Applied Psychology


PSY-366Psychology of Abnormal Behavior


PSY-440Psychology and Spiritual Formation


PSY-430Techniques in Motivation and Change


PSY-425Ethical Issues in Psychology


PSY-360Social Psychology


PSY-415Organizational Psychology


PSY-491Capstone in Psychology and Human Relations


Total Credit Hours:40

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