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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.

The bachelor of arts in psychology program consists of field studies, a research component, psychological perspectives, and field application.

Psychology Minor

A minor in psychology is comprised of 21 units of (PSYC) courses, including 12 core units of PSYC and 9 elective units.

12 of the 21 units must be taken at Vanguard University.

A Sampling of Psychology Courses

Developmental Psychology

Biological Psychology

Psychology and Christianity

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

Patricia Burton

Adjunct Professor

Steven Cuffari

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Noreen Dulin

Professor of Psychology

Kathleen Durel

Program Coordinator

Michael Hanna

Associate Professor of Psychology

Karen Hummel

Professor of Psychology

Joseph Jardine

Adjunct Professor

Sulki Kim

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Kerry Moore

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department Chair

Jacqueline Parke

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Elizabeth Powell

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

Lowell Carl Renold

Professor of Psychology

William Walton

Adjunct Professor

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