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Department of Psychology, Criminal Justice, & Law Enforcement


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Department of Psychology, Criminal Justice, & Law Enforcement


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Undergraduate

125 credits

required for program

Minor Available

PSEO/Early college online classes

125 credits

125 credits

required for program

Minor Available

PSEO/Early college online classes

The undergraduate psychology program is designed for you to study the human mind to better understand God’s unique creation and serve those struggling with mental illness. Learn from Christian faculty who are expert practitioners in the field of psychology. The major provides you with a theoretical and applied understanding of psychological principles to prepare you for graduate study in psychology, entry-level positions in the helping professions, or careers requiring a psychology background.


of Northwestern’s psychology graduates plan to pursue further education


of seniors grew in their relationship with God during their time at Northwestern


of Northwestern’s psychology graduates felt professionally prepared by their education

Why study psychology at Northwestern?

You will learn to appreciate the intricacies of the mind and its impact on behavior. You will study theories and applications of psychology through a Christian worldview.

Expert faculty will encourage you to stretch yourself spiritually and academically, to develop a network of professionals to help you build a robust resume for graduation. All students are encouraged to complete an internship. Past internships include: South Dakota Department of Social Services, Minneapolis Rape and Sexual Abuse Center, North Memorial Medical Center, Metro Hope Ministries, St. Jude's Hospice, The Salvation Army, and Camp Shamineau.

You can also join the Psi Chi Honors Society to affiliate with other honors students in psychology around the country and around the world.

Students have the opportunity to participate in research through the Directed Research program. Many present their research at the yearly Scholarship Symposium.

With campus so close to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, students can take advantage of opportunities in Minnesota’s thriving business and psychology industries.

If you have a passion for serving, desire to understand the the nature in which humans think, and want a career working in a variety of industries, this might be the right degree for you.

What degree concentrations are offered in Psychology?

What will you learn?

You will learn to analyze, think critically, and examine the human mind.

Some classes include:

  • Lifespan Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology of Counseling

Careers in psychology

There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with a degree in psychology.

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Meet your professors

Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.

Meet the entire department

Melissa Baartman Mork, Psy.D.

Department Chair of Psychology, Criminal Justice, & Law Enforcement...
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Don F. Johnson, M.Div., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

Don Johnson came to Northwestern in 1990 to teach in the psychology department. Previously, he served as the...

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Nazareth Hall, N3211
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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