Welcome to VUSC Psychology

  • Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology

    2016 Inductees into the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology!

  • Behavior Training!

    Psychology majors learn the principles of operant conditioning and apply those principles to behavior training using positive reinforcement.

  • Psychology Students and Faculty

    Psychology students and faculty gather to celebrate the start of the 2016-2017 academic year!

  • Kenya Study Abroad Trip 2016

    Our Psychology Department, led by Dr. Powell and Dr. Hanna, led a group of 18 students for a one-month study abroad program in partnership with Africa Theological Seminary. Students took 9 units of class, which included their internships at local schools, orphanages, and churches.

  • Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

    Students present their research on altering memories of drug-associated cues at the 2016 SoCal Undergraduate Research Symposium at UCI

  • Psychology Savants!

    A savant is a person of learning, well-versed in science or literature. Our Psychology Savants are students who have demonstrated their learning by scoring in the top quartile of graduating seniors on a comprehensive Psychology Major Field Test.

  • Psychological Research!

    Student researchers, under the direction of Dr. Noreen Dulin, presented their finding at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research at Whittier College.


    Students present their research at the annual Social Sciences Spring Colloquium at Vanguard University

  • Conference Presentations

    Student researchers present their findings at a WASC Conference in Oakland

  • Psychology faculty!

    Trained psychology faculty members speak into our students’ lives!

  • Explore human nature!

    Psychology students study human nature from biological, cognitive, social-cultural, behavioral, and spiritual perspectives.

  • Learn counseling skills!

    Dr. Julie Howard guides psychology students role-playing a therapy session in Counseling Methods.

  • Internship Opportunities!

    Most psychology students work at least 90 hours with children, adolescents, or adults in community agencies.

  • Psychology Graduates 2014!

    A few of our psychology graduates and faculty celebrating!

About VUSC Psychology

The Department of Psychology seeks to enhance students’ understanding of human nature. Proceeding from a Christian understanding of humans created in the image of God, the psychology major explores multiple perspectives of human nature, including cognitive, behavioral, biological, social-cultural, and spiritual. All students learn the skills necessary to conduct research and to evaluate carefully others’ research, with the goal of increasing their understanding of human nature. Students interested in counseling are introduced to basic theories and methods relevant to providing counseling services.

The psychology major prepares students either to secure employment immediately following graduation or to continue on to pursue advanced study in psychology or counseling at the graduate level.

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