Psychology Major

Understanding one of God’s most complex creations: human beings.

The Psychology bachelor’s degree at Houghton University will help you gain perspective on your own experiences. Develop an empathic understanding of others and learn techniques to help people in need.

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Houghton, NY

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Academic Study + Christian Faith

In this program, understand psychological principles from a Christian perspective. In addition, gain practical skills for a career in human services or for further graduate study in psychological research, clinical or counseling psychology and more.

What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s Psychology, you will:

  • Design and conduct collaborative psychological research with faculty and peers
  • Have access to a dedicated psychology lab whether you are on campus or a remote learner
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment to collect data related to lie-detection, emotional expression, and brain activity during sleep
  • Gain hands-on field experience through robust internship opportunities
  • Develop conflict management, ethical reasoning, and critical thinking skills
  • Be prepared for further study at the graduate level
  • Hone your written, communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences
  • Discover how people think and act and how to help and motivate them

124 Credits


Required Courses


Elective Courses and General Education

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Choose from seven different tracks in the Psychology major.

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Undergraduate Research

As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to develop your analytical skills through research. Refine those skills by designing and conducting experiments, and writing scientific reports.

Share your discoveries through writing, public presentations and professional service.

Invested Mentors

Small class sizes mean one-on-one attention from psychology faculty members. Take advantage of this mentorship by stopping by faculty offices, scheduling Zoom sessions, attending events, and working with faculty on collaborative research projects. Houghton's faculty invest in your education.

Hands-on Field Experience

Put real-world work experience on your resume through Houghton’s many internship opportunities. Placements include a wide variety of career interests including social work, geropsychology, developmental psychology, applied/pre-therapy/clinical, addiction recovery, school psychology, marriage and family, and many others.

Plan Ahead For Your Postgraduate Studies

Houghton University has a collaborative agreement with D'Youville University for a select group of students to gain entry into their Master in Occupational Therapy (4+3) program upon graduation from Houghton.

Learn more about this special admission agreement with D'Youville University

Program Outcomes

Students earning a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Houghton are prepared for careers in many areas, including but not limited to:

Employment Expected to Grow 23%

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Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

You’ll be asked to provide your official high school transcript and your test scores (can be waived)
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Personal Statement

The personal statement portion of our application for admission is perhaps the best place to truly tell your story, to tell who you are and what is important to you.
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