Multnomah University


Psychology Mission statement

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, based on Biblical principles, and integrating a Christian world view.

Psychology Major

The psychology major is built upon a foundation of substantial general education core and works in conjunction with the biblical/theological studies major. The psychology major employs the liberal arts in providing an understanding of social scientific perspectives on human behavior in a practitioner/scholar model.

The major in psychology focuses on five central themes:

  1. Foundational Psychological History and Theory
  2. Psychological Research
  3. Personal and Human Development
  4. Human Diversity Issues
  5. A Biblical Approach Through A Senior Practicum Experience

A major in psychology can lead to careers in teaching, counseling, therapy, public service, social work, and Christian ministry.

Psychology Minor

A psychology minor is also offered and provides opportunities to study a broad spectrum of psychologically related issues concerning human nature and behavior with integration from a biblical worldview.
A minor is 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.

Meet Your Professors

spring 2015 psychology Courses:


PSY100 (01) General Psychology Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY202 (01) Adolescent Psychology Dr. Cara Mitchell
PSY304 (01) Human Growth and Development Dr. Robert Hildebrand
PSY306 (01) Educational Psychology Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY352 (01) Introduction to Counseling Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY352 (R1) Introduction to Counseling Katy Hartley
PSY374 (01) Human Diversity Mr. Garrett Baldwin
PSY390 (01) Career Development Mrs. Carley Wecks
PSY390 (02) Career Development Mrs. Carley Wecks
PSY416 (01) Psychology and Faith Intgegration Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY422 (01) Theories of Personality Dr. Elliott Lawless