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Psychology Major

Explore the human mind and learn to change lives for the better.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology

A major in Psychology qualifies you for employment in almost any field that requires interaction, dialogue, and understanding of others. Psychology students at MVNU are prepared to enter a large number of professional careers or to become licensed psychologists or counselors through further work in graduate school. Student research is encouraged and supported along with travel opportunities and internship experiences.

This program has a stringent research base, which gives students sought-after skills in reading, writing, experimental research, statistical analysis, and problem solving. You’ll develop the kind of marketable, hands-on skills that employers are looking for.

In addition to research conducted in courses, department faculty encourage talented and motivated students to pursue a senior honors thesis. Students work closely with a faculty mentor that provides encouragement, advice, and guidance along the entire process of selecting a topic, developing a research hypothesis and method, and finally analyzing and interpreting the data. Student scholars are encouraged to present their work at the MVNU undergraduate research symposium (sURC).


Explore our highly customizable Psychology curriculum, with courses designed to help you succeed.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


Psychology students have numerous opportunities for cross-cultural travel experiences. Historically, students have traveled to Papua New Guinea and participated in a long-distance bicycle tour of California and Arizona. Upcoming trips include Play Therapy students traveling to Florida.

Service Learning:
  • Belize
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


Our Psychology graduates consistently score above the national average on the Educational Testing Service Major Field Test in Psychology and are accepted into graduate schools of their choice. This means you can be confident you are getting the education you need to be successful in graduate school and in your future career.


Offer clinical mental health counseling in a healthcare context.


Become a school counselor or mental health counselor.


Become a caseworker and help individuals and families thrive.


Help people heal from trauma and address systemic issues causing it.


Support employee health and wellness and provide a listening ear.

Male psychologist
family counseling

Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

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