Our world needs Christ-centered influencers, professionals and psychologists. A concentration in psychological science and practice prepares you to provide services aiming at the biological, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of individuals and groups, through an environment that embodies biblically based virtues and rigorous scientific methods.
Qualities for Career Success
Cornerstone University's academic programs reflect our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and attitudes in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge, applied knowledge and collaborative learning, intellectual skills, civic and global learning and biblical worldview integration.
This means that successful completion of our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program equips you to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of and proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of psychology.
- Articulate the historical progression to the present of psychology as a scholarly discipline and applied practice.
- Describe the major concepts and theories from the developmental perspective in psychology.
- Describe basic concepts and theories from the biological perspective in psychology.
- Describe the professional practices, techniques, communication and ethical standards from the clinical perspective in psychology.
- Describe theories and scientific concepts from one of the sociocultural perspectives in psychology.
- Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life problems through both individual and group effort.
- Conduct professional, scientific research, including design, data collection, data analysis and dissemination of results.
- Describe how at least one practice in a professional setting applies methods learned from course work in the major.
- Articulate one practical solution, learned from academic activities, which addresses a real-life problem.
- Demonstrate your ability to integrate both traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills, including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communicative fluency.
- Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues.
- Articulate a Christ-centered worldview and its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.