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.
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:
Foundational Psychological History and Theory
Personal and Human Development
Human Diversity Issues
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.
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.
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