Earn Your Degree in Psychology


A degree in psychology enables students to understand why we think, feel, and act as we do. Psychology majors gain perspective on their own experiences, develop sympathetic understanding of others, and learn ways to help people in need.

Psychology graduates pursue such professional careers as clinical and counseling psychology, student and personnel development, school psychology, clinical social work, and human services. A knowledge of psychological functioning within individuals and in group settings is a valuable asset in professions such as law, business, education, medicine, therapeutic recreation, and ministry.

A distinctive feature of the psychology and sociology majors at Houghton is the integration of academic study and the Christian faith. We seek to understand psychological and sociological principles from the perspective of Christian faith, and to see how psychology and sociology can illuminate and strengthen our faith. Such integrative learning occurs in our classes, our research, and our service.


What Can I Do With My Degree?
Jobs in Psychology
  • Social Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Nurse
  • Missionary
  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist
Graduate Studies
  • Boston University
  • Colorado State University
  • Fordham University
  • New York University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • SUNY Albany
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University

Psychology and Sociology News
Psychology Alumni
Nathaniel Rigby ‘05
Associates in Behavioral Health Care
Houghton Stats
1 year after graduation 100% of psychology majors are employed or in graduate school.
According to a class of 2014 alumni survey
Explore Psychology at Houghton
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