For the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ

Mission

The psychology department provides an education which prepares students to be active participants in and intelligent consumers of research, to evaluate concepts from a biblical perspective, and to possess pre-professional knowledge and skills in counseling. Students are prepared for successful human service careers in secular milieus as well as biblical counseling in ministry settings.

Objectives

  • To develop an understanding of biblical content that has psychological impact and to investigate all psychological concepts in the light of scriptural truth.
  • To provide an analysis of the person from the physical, emotional, rational, and spiritual levels.
  • To aid students in their personal adjustment to everyday life through an understanding of human behavior.
  • To prepare students for graduate study in psychology and related areas.
  • To train students desiring to use counseling in vocational ministry in biblical counseling contexts.
  • To introduce students to the work world through internships, Christian ministries, guest lectures, and advisement.
  • To provide courses in psychology necessary for teacher certification.