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Program Overview

The Undergraduate Psychology degree at Corban University provides our students with a strong foundation in understanding the world we live in, what guides human behavior, and how we can live biblically and successfully. We teach students how to relate to research, investigate well, and think about people by understanding the whole person.

Each faculty member brings their unique set of skills and passions and abilities to the classroom and personal relationships with students. Each have unique gifts and training along with a combination of the following: certifications, specialties, state licensure, theological training, Seminary training, multiple Master’s degrees, and terminal degrees in their field. They aim to help students reach their goals in becoming counselors, teachers, medical professionals, missionaries, and strong in their future professions. Courses at Corban University incorporate the most up-to-date psychological research and theories. Our courses are interactive, engaging, and practical. 

A major or minor in psychology can be a great value to students whom wish to combine this knowledge with studies from other disciplines such as ministry, business, communications, criminal justice, and education. 

The Undergraduate degree in Psychology has two tracks providing an excellent preparation for ministry, careers in research, and future licensure. Graduates are well prepared biblically, theoretically, and practically for ministry, research, and a skill set for work and a successful graduate school experience. 

Degree Options:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science ( B.S.) in Psychology

This degree is designed for students who are interested in the clinical, social, developmental, cognitive, biological and/or research areas in graduate school heading towards an M.A., M.S., Ph.D., or Psy.D., as well as for immediate careers in psychology-related settings.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or a Bachelor of Science ( B.S.) in Pre-Counseling / Clinical Psychology

This degree is designed for students who are interested in becoming licensed counselors, or marriage and family therapists after completing graduate school, and/or working in ministry, social work, and hands-on work settings, as well as for immediate careers in psychology- and ministry-related settings.  

Program Mission and Vision

Educating Christian students in the discipline of psychology and liberal arts, equipping them to be competent and compassionate Christ-like servant leaders in all of their life pursuits.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to apply basic research methods, including research design, data analysis and interpretation.
  • Students will be able to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to apply psychological principles to personal, social, ethical, religious, and organizational issues informed from a biblical worldview.
  • Students will develop insight into their own and others' behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management, self-improvement, and self-care, as well as apply psychological principles to individuals, interpersonal, group, and societal issues.

  • Students will be able to identify and apply basic knowledge of major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, and to evaluate them from a Christian worldview.
  • Students will value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and recognize their role and responsibility as a member of society.