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Proceeding from a Christian understanding of humans created in the image of God, the Department of Psychology seeks to enhance students’ understanding of human nature.

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 students’ 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.

Psychology Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree consists of field studies, a research component, psychological perspectives and field application.

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Psychology Minor

A minor in psychology is comprised of 21 units of psychology courses, including 12 core units of psychology and nine elective units. 12 of the 21 units must be taken at Vanguard University.

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Craft Your Future

Psychology majors graduate with an impressive skill set and find rewarding careers in a variety of fields.

Recent alumni study at:

• Azusa Pacific University
• Belmont University
• Cal Poly Pomona 
• Chapman University
• CSU Fullerton
• CSU Northridge
• Grand Canyon University
• Pepperdine University
• Texas Christian University
• Trinity Law School
• Vanguard University
• William James College

Recent alumni work in:

• Education
• Health Care
• Health Services
• Government
• Non-Profit
• Public Administration
• Religious Institutions
• Social Services

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Steven Cuffari,

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Noreen Dulin,

Professor of Psychology

Bryan Guthrie


Karen Hummel,

Professor of Psychology

Kerry Moore,

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Dr. Elizabeth Powell

Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Dean, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Carl Renold,

Professor of Psychology

Samuel Vick

Student Success Coordinator

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