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Earn your degree in psychology  or sociology


Houghton's Psychology Program

“Change the world—one person at a time.”  That is a common goal for students who major in psychology at Houghton.  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.

Houghton’s Sociology Program

Human conduct and experience cannot be adequately understood without recognizing the various social forces constantly influencing and shaping it. Sociology reveals the connections between individuals and the cultural and structural contexts in which they live.  A degree in sociology offers excellent preparation for students anticipating careers in community and international development, environmental and natural resource conservation, social work and health services, politics and law, business and human resource management, recreation and tourism, urban planning, and related areas.



Psychology Major Concentrations

  • Applied/Pre-Therapy
  • Cognitive/Social
  • Developmental
  • Honors Research
  • Psychobiology

The Christian Distinctive

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.

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