Department Profile

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Program Strengths

  1. Quality of classroom teaching (strong course ratings, comments, observations)
  2. Intentional faculty-student connectedness and relationship development
  3. Annual schedule of co-curricular events to enhance classroom learning
  4. Balanced counseling/research expertise among faculty

Learning Objectives

  • Biblical foundations: Compare a Reformed, biblical perspective on being human to the major perspectives in psychology and articulate how that view affects theory and practice.
  • Knowledge base: Have a solid base of theoretical and empirical knowledge in psychology.
  • Methodological proficiency: Describe the methods and the process of ethical research in psychology and conduct research to address psychological questions.
  • Analytical and critical-thinking skills: Apply their knowledge of human complexity to analyze assumptions and causal factors, weigh evidence, and solve problems.
  • Writing and communication skills: Demonstrate effective writing and oral communication skills for various purposes and audiences.
  • Professional development: Students will be able to use interpersonal skills with integrity and empathy to listen accurately, attend to non-verbal behavior, ask appropriate questions, and provide constructive feedback.