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Open the Door to a Meaningful Career that Brings Together Science and Service with a Degree in Psychology

The BA in Psychology equips you to make a difference in your world through evidence-based support to individuals, families, and communities.

You will gain foundational knowledge that is the first step toward a wide range of careers in the field, including research, clinical practice, ministry contexts, and community-based social services. You will explore topics including child development, the biology of the brain, mental health disorders, social and cultural contexts that impact well-being, and skills for responding to crisis.  

The degree combines science and service by training students for research and clinical practice. All students learn the skills necessary to conduct research and to carefully evaluate others’ research, with the goal of increasing our understanding of human nature. Students interested in a career in counseling are introduced to basic theories and methods relevant to providing counseling services.

Throughout the major, you will be invited to bring your faith into the classroom, learning about how faith can deepen your scholarship. 

A Strong Foundation

The psychology major is versatile, preparing students for a wide range of vocational paths. The program emphasizes hands-on learning and practical application to strengthen knowledge and skill sets. Students learn about behavior modification by training animals, dive into child development and teaching strategies through our partnership with a local elementary school, volunteer in a wide range of social service and ministry contexts during their field practicum, and create and collect survey data to prepare for conference presentations. 

Tailored to You

With a wide range of electives and strong collaborations with other departments on campus, students can create a course of study that focuses on their own passions and gets them ready to follow where God is leading. Faculty develop new electives in response to changes in the field and student interests. Recent additions to our elective coursework focus on forensic psychology, supporting foster families, and nutritional neuroscience—how the foods you eat impact your memory and mental health. 

Flexible Delivery

The psychology major fits your life, with classes available both on campus on online. Students get the "best of both worlds," enjoying a strong sense of community and mentorship and the freedom to learn remotely when they need to. Additionally, you can take advantage of the Clinical Psychology Advanced Standing Track, which allows you to earn credit towards the MS in Clinical Psychology while you are still an undergraduate. 

We invite you to take the next step