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Program Overview

The Corban psychology program is built on a biblically based general education core of subjects. There are three emphases in the program: General Psychology (a pre-graduate school emphasis); Youth and Family Studies (for those interested in working in state, county, and private agencies which work with youth and families); and Industrial Organizational Psychology (where human relations, research and management issues are the main focus). In addition, a degree completion program for working adults is offered in a non-traditional format with a major in Family Studies (see Adult Degree Programs).

The psychology program focuses on six themes: basic psychological theory, research, normal human development, abnormal psychology, counseling, and a biblical approach to psychology and counseling. Students are prepared in the same way that other colleges and universities present psychology but with the added values and views of Christian thinking.

All students participate in practicums and internships to assist a “real world” understanding of those things taught in the classroom. Students have an opportunity to obtain experience in various areas of psychology in local churches and state or private agencies. International experience may also be available.

The psychology program at Corban University clearly prepares students for graduate schools and a wide variety of career paths. For those who excel in our programs, invitations are offered to join Psi Chi, the National Honor Society for Psychology.