Department of Psychology

Our Department of Psychology develops students, so you are able to meet problems of adjustment with realism and intelligence. With a psychology major, you will study a broad spectrum of issues concerning human nature from a distinctly Christian worldview.

Our practicum program allows juniors and seniors to obtain training in specific areas through a community mental health or social service agency. Supervised by an agency representative and a psychology professor, this program is an effective way for psychology majors to complement course work with real world experience.

Whether you want to go to graduate school or desire to use your psychology knowledge within ministry or other professional arenas, our three concentrations-- therapeutic and community psychology; character, morality, and culture; and general psychology--will help you go deeper.

Undergraduate Programs

The undergraduate program at PLNU offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Psychology, Therapeutic & Community Psychology, and Character, Morality & Culture as well as a minor in Psychology. Learn More

Graduate Programs

PLNU’s Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling (MACC) applies faith-based principles to 21st-century cultures and needs, preparing you to take the LMFT or LPCC licensure exam.

Student Resources (Letters of Recommendation, Scholarship info, Syllabi)

Have access to department specific information, forms, and other student resources.

Featured Professor, John Wu

As a psychology professor, Dr. Wu knows all about human interaction and relationships.


PLNU is committed to continuous and transparent alignment of our curriculum with the highest national standards. Learn about assessment.