Psychology

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Our mission is to develop graduates competent both in their knowledge of psychology as well as their integrative Biblical skills. This mindset will prepare them to become ambassadors for Jesus Christ and to accurately apply the Word of Truth to individual needs and circumstances.

We assume that the Truth and the Spirit are the agents of change in a person's life. However, secular techniques, consistent with God's Word, can help prepare the heart to receive this Word of Truth. The counselor is merely an instrument of God's grace who can be used by God to help provide a Biblical context for a person's struggles. Students will be strategically prepared to serve as people-helpers in both Christian and secular environments and to pursue graduate school.

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We strive to teach the content knowledge of psychology from a distinctively Christian perspective, staying consistent with the truth of God's Word while expressing His agape love. Practical integration of scripture with psychology is of utmost importance in the psychology major. We actively and consistently integrate our Christian faith into the practical, theoretical, and applied areas of the discipline. Our faculty will help you to nurture and grow in your vertical relationship with God, and expand your horizontal relationships with others.

We are all trained and licensed counselors that emphasize relationship skills and connection with others. Counselors are purveyors of God's hope and grace, even when circumstances seem to be overwhelming. A theology of suffering is how to spiritually respond to the fallenness of this world without increasing our pain and without dishonoring our Lord. Counselors have the unique privilege of teaching this theology of suffering to clients that come to them with shattered lives and dreams. Counseling is the surgical application of God's Truth to a particular person's need at a particular time in their lives. That discernment requires God dependency and a knowledge of the human heart. Psychology can help prepare the heart to receive the Word of truth, but it does not add to or otherwise augment God's Truth.

We encourage our majors to minor in Bible to better develop this necessary dual competency in God's Word and the discipline of psychology. Psychology and counseling are envisioned by this department to be servants of the church to inspire and instruct towards greater Christlikeness and God dependency for God's ultimate glory.

An added attraction to Bryan's psychology major is the practicum experience. Students get practical experience working in clinical and non-clinical settings for undergraduate credit. Such experiences are gained at mental health clinics, Department of Human Services, juvenile homes, orphanages, and other community agencies. This gives the student with a degree in psychology an edge in job markets or graduate work by providing practical work experience and personal references outside the college setting.

 

Potential Jobs

  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Correctional Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • House Parent
  • Child Case Manager
  • Human Resources Personnel
  • Career Counselor
  • Child & Family Services worker
  • More »

Graduate Schools

  • Richmont Graduate University
  • Lee Graduate School
  • Regent University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Liberty University

Minors

Sampling of Classes

  • Family Life
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling Theory
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Methods & Models of Integration
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Introduction to Christian Soul Care
  • Social Psychology

Faculty

Adjunct Instructors

  • Mrs. Jody Buttram
  • Ms. Julie Daniels
  • Mr. Wayne Williams