Understanding why people think and behave the way they do is a valuable ability in any career path. But when you want to help hurting people find healing, it becomes an opportunity to change lives for the better. If you want to be an agent of change through a career in counseling, social work, or a related field, Northwest University's Psychology program is for you. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences blends scientific and cultural studies—enhanced by practicum and study abroad experiences—to give students a global perspective on engaging with human need.
"One of the most incredible things about Northwest are the professors. They truly invest in our lives through prayer, interest, and an open ear. I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for the time that my psychology professors spent with me. I am truly blessed by the prayers, the connections made, and the material that I was taught at NU. It has given me confidence, endurance, and a thirst not only for knowledge, but also my personal spiritual journey."
A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in Psychology can open up for you include:
Professor & Chair of Undergraduate Psychology
"The psychology department at Northwest University is committed to providing students with a high-quality education that is rooted in our core values of spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need. We strive to create a rich environment of faith, in which faculty model Christian character and integrate faith into the classroom experience. We also believe that faith is nurtured best in the context of relationship and seek to create a healthy learning community in which each student is valued and experiences the opportunity to develop lifelong friendships. We likewise present students with a rigorous academic curriculum that prepares them for work in a variety of areas and gives them the necessary tools for successful graduate school application. We also provide opportunities such as study abroad and practicum experiences, which enable them to understand and help other people. Overall, we strive to provide a high-quality education while nourishing our students' faith and empowering them to meet the needs of the world around them."
A complete list of courses for the Psychology Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »
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