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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

M. Patricia Burton

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Steven Cuffari

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Noreen Dulin

Professor of Psychology

Kathleen Durel

Program Coordinator

Karen Hummel

Professor of Psychology

Kerry Moore

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Chair of Undergraduate Psychology

Elizabeth Powell

Associate Professor of Psychology

Kevin Qualls

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Carl Renold

Professor of Psychology

Samuel Vick

Student Success Coordinator

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