Psychology at a glance
North Central’s Psychology major will prepare you with the theoretical framework, critical thinking skills, field experience, and applicable knowledge you need to pursue graduate school or a career in the field. Here at NCU, we teach from the ‘bio-psycho-social-spiritual’ model of understanding of how we, as human beings created in the image of God, think, behave, emote, and respond to creation. Taught from a Christian Perspective, courses will give you a strong foundation in human development, psychopathology, personality, and psychotherapy. You will explore the human mind and the scientific explanations for behavior as you pursue your calling to help others improve their lives.
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- An overview of the program
- Classes you’ll take
- Exciting jobs you can get after graduation
Interested in earning your degree in Psychology at NCU?
What sets us apart
Skills you’ll gain
When you graduate from the Psychology program, you’ll be prepared to:
- Understand and apply key psychological theories, principles, and themes
- Design, conduct, and interpret psychological research
- Use critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgements
- Apply ethics to psychological practice
- Build and enhance relationships
- Continue learning and growing as your pursue career goals
- Integrate psychology and Christian theology
Our graduates succeed in a variety of jobs and careers. Here are just some of the possibilities (some require students to pursue a master’s degree after graduating from NCU):
- Mental health psychologist
- School psychologist
- Parole officer
- Organizational psychologist
- Speech pathologists
- Behavior therapists
Minors & supporting programs
We want you to be well-rounded and well-prepared when you graduate, so you’ll have the opportunity to choose a minor or supporting program so you can explore another area of interest. Here are some possibilities:
- Business Administration
- Church Ministries
- Deaf Culture Studies
- Intercultural Studies
- Social Services
See the full list of minors and supporting programs.
Jesika Austad '14
La Mirada, CA
"I enjoyed the academic and spiritual nature of the courses and the classroom at NCU. Being with peers and professors who were passionate about both the field of Psychology and Jesus Christ was a unique and formative experience."
All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected. You need 124 total credit hours to complete the Psychology degree.
Meet your professors
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology is such an exciting field to teach and be a part of! I love helping students see how the science of psychology not only informs our faith, but helps us understand who God is as well. And, psychology is a science every person can benefit from studying.
What are your areas of expertise?
Counseling, developmental psychology, performance psychology
What do I love about teaching at NCU
The students! My colleagues are pretty great too. NCU is a fantastic place for students to grow in their faith, their core competencies for content-area knowledge, and their integration of the two. I love being able and encouraged to teach such a fascinating subject from a biblical, Christian perspective.