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Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree provides theoretical and applied understanding of psychological principles to prepare you for graduate study, entry-level positions in the helping professions, or careers requiring a psychology background.

Northwestern’s Adult Undergraduate Psychology program is set apart from the study of psychology at a secular college or university. With a view of psychological principles through the context of a biblical lens, a focus on ethics and the required biblical coursework, you will be equipped to apply and practice the knowledge and skills you gain from a Christian perspective.

Marriage and Family concentration

The Psychology degree includes a concentration in Marriage and Family, through which you will examine family communication, problem solving and relationships and explore a systems perspective on family dynamics. You will also study counseling intervention strategies.

You may choose to take some concentration courses for graduate credit in the Master of Arts in Human Services program (graduate tuition charges apply).

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Download the Psychology program preview for a list of courses, highlights and potential job opportunities for this degree. Click here for general education and elective requirements.

Is a Psychology degree for you?

Do you care deeply about people and want to understand what makes them tick? A Christian Psychology degree from University of Northwestern will guide you to a deeper understanding of human behavior and psychological principles. You will be able to connect your love for God and the people He created through this dynamic course of study.

Meet the faculty

Erika Vaughn, MSW

Erika Vaughn, MSW, has been teaching at University of Northwestern for the past six years. She brings practical experience from the field of social work to the classroom. She has worked in school, day treatment, healthcare, and rehabilitation settings. As a Social Worker, Vaughn truly enjoys helping adult learners reach their full capacity and complete the Adult Undergraduate program. Learn more about Ms. Vaughn.

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