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 biblical/theological studies. 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.

Online option

Our Psychology program is partially available online. It will be offered in a fully online format in spring 2016. Learn more about MU Online.

Meet Your Professors

fall 2015 psychology Courses:


PSY100 (01) General Psychology Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY211 (01) Human Sexuality Mrs. Brandi Walters
PSY215 (01) Social Psychology Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY304 (R1) Human Growth and Development Ms. Rebecca Hamlin
PSY361 (01) Abnormal Psychology Mr. Jim Velez
PSY371 (01) Research Methods & Statistics Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY411 (01) History and Systems of Psychology Dr. Elliott Lawless
PSY415 (01) Physiological Psychology Dr. Elliott Lawless