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Department of Psychology


The Department of Psychology understands that an accurate picture of man must include the study of Scriptures; therefore, the study of psychology is made complete by integrating it with biblical principles. As we better understand people, we are more effective in our ability to minister to them.

About the Department


The Department of Psychology studies God’s greatest work—humankind. The discipline of psychology seeks to understand the nature of human development, motivation, thinking, learning, and emotion. The study of psychology has practical value for Christian service because it enables students to see themselves as persons of worth and significance.

Psychology Student Opportunities

See where past psychology and criminal justice students have interned. We also have an honor society that connects students with other psychology honors students across the country and globally.

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My education at Northwestern prepared me for my career by having a program that looked at all the angles of psychology. I was given the opportunity to learn all that psychology has to offer, and choose the area that I was the most interested in.
Sarah Gerry

Majors and Programs


The Department of Psychology offers degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology. The department also partners with the School of Education to offer a degree in Social Studies Education. These degrees and programs will prepare you for further graduate study and careers working in law enforcement, human services, and education.

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My time at Northwestern in the psychology program set me up for success in all areas of my life. As a professional, wife, mother, and ministry leader, I rely almost daily on the education and training I received and experienced while in college. While I did not end up going on to work in a counseling field, that psychology degree has proven priceless! Raising kids, being married, helping plant a church with my husband, and facilitating training with hundreds of companies across the nation all require understanding people, and being able to adapt to different environments. I have countless fond memories of my professors, classes, projects, and classmates. If I were to go back in time, I’d absolutely do it all over again.
Kristin, Psychology Alum

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