Psychology & Criminal Justice

From Brain Science to Culture

Understand why we think, feel and act as we do–while gaining perspective on your own experiences, developing sympathetic understanding of others and learning ways to help people in need.

Wrestle with the ways in which the Christian faith frames and informs our studies and our understanding

Students of psychology read widely, investigate problems scientifically, and think carefully and deeply. They also share the knowledge they gain with others through writing, public presentation and professional service.

A distinctive feature of the psychology and criminal justice majors at Houghton is the integration of academic study and the Christian faith. We seek to understand. Such integrative learning occurs in our classes, our research and our service.

Careers in Psychology & Criminal Justice

A Houghton degree opens doors to a variety of careers, and our alumni can be found working in a wide range of positions.

What They’re Doing: Psychology

  • Chiropractic doctor
  • Christian therapeutic community
  • Consultant/analyst
  • Counselor
  • Human resources, labor relations
  • Mental health counselor
  • Missionary
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • School psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Therapeutic recreation, psychiatric hospital
  • Therapist
  • Volunteer coordinator

Grad Schools Attended

  • Alfred University
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Biola University, Rosemead School of Psychology
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Colorado State University
  • DePaul University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Northeastern University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wheaton College

Faculty & Staff

Suzanne Beardsley

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
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David Budz

Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
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Bill Burrichter

Executive Director of the Center for Student Success; Director of Counseling Services; Associate Professor of Psychology
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Torrance Jones

Assistant Professor of Business & Criminal Justice
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Hannah H. Kim

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Alison Young Reusser

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Molly Spear

Academic Departments Coordinator
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Cynthia Symons

Professor of Psychology; Moodle Facilitator
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Paul Young

Professor of Psychology
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