In the Department of Psychology at Bethel, we look at the hows and whys of mental processes and behavior. But it won’t be just through textbooks. Our professors encourage students to see how the principles they learn apply to real situations—and how to relate their work to their Christian faith.
In psychology, students get acquainted with:
- Theory and history of psychology
- Terms and principles of cognition and behavior
- Research techniques
Although you can pursue psychology as a stand-alone major, some students pair the major with studies in communications, philosophy, Spanish, biblical studies, and other fields. Many also choose to weave a study abroad program into their education.
Toward the end of the program, all students participate in a required internship at a local counseling practice, hospital, corporation, ministry, or other setting related to their interests.