Helpful questions. Healing answers. 

Psychology

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Encourage and empower others through a Christian approach to psychology. 

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Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
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Concentrations
General Psychology. Counseling Psychology. Customize your studies to fit your interests. Whatever your God-given passion, pursue it at NGU.
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Diverse Electives
From Adolescent Psychology and Grief and Loss Counseling, to Industrial/Organizational Psychology and even Marriage and the Family, explore over 20 specific fields of study.

Your Passion: Human Flourishing  

You realize two basic truths in life: People need help. And God’s Word provides healing. Connect both through a (B.S.) degree in psychology, at NGU.

Your future in psychology is diverse. Counselor, psychologist, and therapist, of course. But also, lawyer, social worker, special education teacher, wellness coach, and more. A practical, God-honoring approach to psychology is crucial for individual and community health. 


Experience Learning – In the Lab and On the Job

It All Begins with Research

Conduct research. Study the results. Present your findings. That’s a large part of your future in psychology, and it begins at NGU. Design and conduct your own research studies. Utilize SPSS statistical software to manage and analyze your data. Then, present your findings at regional and national conferences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love Psychology? Join the Club!

Meet and learn from renowned public speakers in the field of psychology. Grow through leadership opportunities. Enjoy the fellowship and support of fellow psych students. Find all of this, and more, through NGU’s Psychology Club and the Psi Chi International Honor Society. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Experience and Work Studies

Practice what you learn, as you learn. Apply operant and classical conditioning techniques with animals at NGU’s state-of-the-art lab. Or, expand your experience through various work-study programs. Even earn part-time money while completing your studies.

 

And Finally – Launch Your Career

Dive straight into your psychology career or further your studies through graduate school. Prepare resumes. Attend mock interviews. Search the job market. Research graduate programs. Complete several courses meant to prepare you for a variety of specialized careers. It’s how you graduate fully prepared to launch your career, at NGU. 

Psychology Beside Experienced & Faithful Psychologists

Shannon House Dobson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
David N. Entwistle, Psy.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Robert E. Gaddis, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Lorene R. Heuvelman-Hutchinson, Ed.D.
Associate Provost
Marti J. Glass, Ph.D.
Director of Adult and Professional Studies

A Practical, Christian Approach to Psychology

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  • Psychology Year 1

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • Composition & Rhetoric
    • Biology Course
    • Computer Science
    • Old & New Testament Survey
    • Concepts of Physical Fitness
    • Composition & Literature
    • Chemistry or Physical Science Course
    • General Psychology
    • College Algebra
  • Psychology Year 2

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • Principles of Scientific Research/Writing
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Foundations of Christian Psychology
    • Western Civilization
    • Statistics for the Behavioral Science
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Biological Psychology
    • Oral Communication
  • Psychology Year 3

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • Research Methods
    • Introduction to Counseling
    • Theories of Personality
    • Psychology Electives
    • Open Electives
    • Applied Statistics and Research Methods
    • Social Psychology
    • Junior Seminar
  • Psychology Year 4

    EXAMPLE COURSES 

    • Senior Seminar
    • Psychology Electives
    • Open Electives

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.