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Study how the human mind works—and why people behave as they do. Learn to integrate Christian perspectives with current psychological methods—and apply complex principles to everyday life. The psychology minor allows students to explore mental processes and behavior. Since the minor is broad in scope, it sheds light on situations in everyday life. It's also a flexible program with few required courses, offering students an opportunity to choose the topics they're most interested in.

What can I do with this degree?

Psychology as a minor provides an excellent complement to any career where the focus is working with people. Some students pair the minor with studies in biology, business, especially human resources and marketing, philosophy, Spanish, ministry-related studies, and many other fields.

What skills will I develop?

What skills will I develop?

Through the psychology minor, you'll be acquainted with:

  • Theory and history of psychology
  • Terms and principles of cognition and behavior
  • Research technique
  • Statistics
  • Laboratory and academic research
  • Developmental psychology
  • Behavioral analysis
  • Understanding neuroscience perspectives
  • Experimental design
  • Data analysis
  • Making connections between environment and the individual psyche
  • Critical thinking
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Integrating faith with the field of psychology

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Spend an interim term (January) in Europe learning about the European Pioneers in Psychology, earning credit toward the minor and your general education requirements. Or choose from a number of other available semester and interim term programs. 

Participate in Psych Club with your peers, incorporating classroom learning with relevant social and cultural experiences and activities.

Up to 50%

recent psychology alumni went on to graduate school


recent psychology graduates are employed

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