Department of Psychology



Student Learning Outcomes Curriculum Maps Assessment Plan Use of the Evidence of Student Learning Points of Distinction Mission Meaning, Quality, & Integrity


The PLNU Department of Psychology endeavors to create students who are psychologically knowledgeable, emotionally intelligent, and morally engaged. We desire to provide a perspective on psychology informed by the Christian faith, and a vision of Christian living informed by psychology. Our graduates will be equipped for lives of character devoted to serving the common good of humanity and the Christian community.


  • To develop mature personalities in students, so they will be able to meet problems of adjustment with realism and intelligence;
  • To integrate the religious faith of students with the study of psychology;
  • To prepare students who plan to undertake graduate study in psychology for careers related to mental health, such as marriage and family counseling, clinical/ counseling psychology, community psychology, and health psychology; and
  • To educate students preparing for careers in non-mental health-related fields, such as Church Ministry, Business, Medicine, and Law.

Theme Verse

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4:29