Program Goals

  1. Broad exposure to the basic concepts, theories, findings, and ethical issues of psychology, and an increased understanding of how these issues can be understood and integrated with the Christian world-view based on faith.
  2. Education in the scientific method including hands-on research opportunities.  All graduates in the pre-graduate school tracks will complete an original empirical research paper and will present the results at a state conference.  This project is a year-long senior-level experience and is part of the academic sequence.  Students are also encouraged to engage in research activities off campus as part of a senior-level Research Practicum course, as well as working independently with faculty on research projects.
  3. Strong critical thinking, written and verbal communication skills.
  4. Applied experience through internship and practicum opportunities at community organizations.