The Psychology, Counseling and Human Services Department has two majors and a graduate program. The psychology major exposes students to theory and research in a variety of content areas including cognitive, behavioral, social, and developmental psychology. The curriculum is Biblically integrated and students are challenged to establish their own synthesis of the Biblical with the theoretical.
The Human Services major prepares and trains students to work in a variety of positions in social agencies. The curriculum is not only practical but also gives students the opportunity to consider social service theory and policy from a biblical worldview. The department houses a graduate program in counseling with three areas of study: school counseling, mental health and marriage and family.
Mental Health Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
The mission of the Department of Psychology, Counseling and Human Services is to provide a learning environment that encourages and challenges students to master content and skills essential to the disciplines of psychology and human services and to integrate the disciplines with, and critically assess the discipline from, a Biblically Christian worldview in a faculty supportive environment.
The first biopsychology major graduated in 2012 and has been hired as an IOM Tech in UPMC’s Center for Clinical Neurophysiology (CCN).