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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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.

Expand Your Associate's Degree

If you earned your associate's in psychology through Houghton University, apply all your credits to your bachelor's degree. In just two more years you will have completed your four year degree!

Hybrid Learning

Complete most courses in-person at the Buffalo extension site, located in the King Urban Life Center, and online. This hybrid program gives you flexibility with all the support you need. You'll have full access to the support services offered in Buffalo, like daily on-site tutoring from local tutors and local faculty who understand the community.

Degrees are conferred from Houghton University in Houghton, NY. Students’ required capstone course will be held on the Houghton, NY campus and emphasize the learning outcomes for the entire program.

Also Offered Fully Online

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
  • 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

Program Outcomes

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

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Application Requirements


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Documents and Supporting Materials

Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college and for enrollment of students who have not taken 60 or more college credits.

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