Oklahoma Baptist University

Department of Psychology, Sociology, & Family Science
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Ours is an integrated department. In addition to our undergraduate general degrees in Psychology and Sociology, we also offer two family-relevant degrees which are (1) Family and Community Service, and (2) Psychology: Pre-Counseling. Furthermore, we have a Master's Program in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Our department currently employs six full time faculty members identified in the following manner: a family scientist, two family therapists, a counseling psychologist, a research psychologist, and a sociologist. The integrative nature of our department provides a strong liberal arts preparation as well as a specific professional focus for each undergraduate student. We are a faith-based program and university and we challenge students to integrate their faith into their discipline. We have more than 120 majors in our department with the majority currently anticipating a career in a therapy-related field. More than 90% of our departmental courses are taught by full-time faculty members with degrees and training in their specific disciplines. 

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Bret Roark
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Therapy
Campus Enrollment
2,300
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

P.O. Box 61178
Shawnee, OK 74804
United States

Phone Number
405-878-2260
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family and Community Service
  • Psychology: Pre-Counseling
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Marriage
  • Sexuality
  • Parenting
  • Family Issues
  • Family Life Education
  • General Psychology
  • Topics in Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Independent Study in Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychopharmacology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • History of Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Family Communication
  • Basic Counseling Skills
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Advanced Topics in Psychology
  • Tests and Measurements
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Theories of Counseling
  • Family Therapy Theory and Practice
  • Practicum in Mental Health
  • Practicum in Psychology Research
  • Independent Study in Psychology
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.