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Psychology highlights

  • Research opportunities for local undergraduate and regional conferences.
  • Deliberate integration of Christian faith and learning
  • Opportunities to make and hone skills in naturalistic observation
  • Immersive experiences in group dynamics and counseling
  • Internship opportunities at the correctional facilities, community organizations and local schools.
  • Preparation for graduate training in psychology, counseling, physical therapy and seminary
  • Skills that apply to graduate school or immediate entry into the work force.

Description of Psychology

Psychology, as the crossroad science of the cultural mind, individual behavior, and the organic brain, prepares you for a wide variety of careers. The major provides you with a unique blend of action, reflection, Christian spiritual development, and intellectual growth.

As a Psychology major, you will cultivate a unique view of human beings. You will become critically aware of the limitations and biases in current knowledge. You will learn to seek out new approaches to understanding others. You will discover how to observe, record, analyze, discuss, interpret, and explain what humans do and why.

What are Psychology majors doing?

To prepare you for a career in psychology, all psychology majors conduct original research and most student projects are presented at regional undergraduate or professional conferences. Recent majors have presented at the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference, Southeastern Psychological Association, and the Eastern Psychological Association.

Students studying psychology are encouraged to participate in an internship that serves the community where they hope to work. Recent majors have worked in mental health facilities, school systems, crisis prevention organizations, non-profit organizations, local businesses and correction facilities.

Jobs in Psychology

Business managers

Case workers in social welfare programs


Government specialists

Graduate programs in medicine



Personnel officers

Special education

Youth workers

Mission for Psychology

The psychology program is designed to provide students with converging viewpoints addressing the diversity of psychology, the integration of faith and psychology and practical experiences to enhance skills appropriate for graduate study or an immediate career.

Psychology Faculty

Psychology Coursework

To view all required Daytime courses for a BS in Psychology click here.

To view all required Evening and Weekend courses for a BS in Psychology click here.

To view all required courses for a Minor in Psychology click here.

To view course descriptions click here.  

Laptop Requirement

The Psychology program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.


For information about accreditation click here.




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