Purpose

The Human Development & Psychology program provides the advantage of a multidisciplinary perspective of human behavior and development with biblical integration. Graduates are not just Christian counselors or Christian social workers but rather those who see the helping professions as their field for ministry. In addition to the required human development courses, all graduates will receive a foundation (30 units) in Bible and theology.

This program of study is intended for students planning to pursue a career in the helping professions. Those considering careers in education may also find this a good foundation for continuing on to certification.

Program Goals

Graduates of this program will be able to: 
  • Explain key concepts, theories, research, and trends in the helping professions, incorporating a Christian worldview.
  • Resolve problems related to behavior and mental processes by conducting research and applying scientific and theological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Build rapport and communicate effectively in diverse settings and with diverse audiences.
  • Practice the helping professions in ways thoroughly influenced by Christian theology, values, and ethics.