The mission of the Psychology Department is to prepare students to work with people in need by training them in the basic principles and practices of psychology while integrating a biblical worldview. Our program employs the liberal arts in providing an understanding of social scientific perspectives on human behavior in a practitioner/scholar model.
Psychology graduates are thoroughly equipped for employment in fields such as therapy, social work, mental healthcare, marketing and education. Their advanced critical thinking skills, communication skills and people skills have honed our psychology graduates into appealing candidates for countless employment opportunities.
Points of distinction
The major in psychology focuses on five central themes:
Foundational Psychological History and Theory
Personal and Human Development
Human Diversity Issues
A Biblical Approach Through A Senior Practicum Experience
Common career paths
A major in psychology can lead to careers in:
A minor in psychology will assist students to view their course of study within a social framework and will allow for a better understanding of how to work with people. The minor also provides opportunities to study a broad spectrum of psychologically related issues concerning human nature and behavior with integration from a biblical worldview.
Our psychology program is partially available online. It will be offered in a fully online format in spring 2016. Learn more about MU Online.
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