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Psychology Department

Why Choose the Psychology Department at Eastern?

Eastern University’s Psychology Department offers high quality, innovative teaching and mentoring from caring faculty with specialties in developmental psychology, personality, family studies, the psychology of gender, the psychology of religion, behavioral neuroscience, counseling psychology, social psychology, and cognitive psychology. Eastern University offers a broad range of traditional psychology courses, as well as courses unique to Eastern (e.g., Techniques of Individual Counseling), all of which integrate Christian faith with the study of psychology. Eastern also offers students the unique opportunity to choose either a BA in Psychology (which focuses more on the social science aspects of psychology) or a BS in Psychology (which focuses more on a natural sciences approach).

Psychology students at Eastern have the opportunity to present their research at psychology conferences, as well as the chance to serve as interns during their senior year. These internships include opportunities to work in residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, individual behavioral modification programs, crisis intervention agencies, human resources, drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities.

Alumni who graduated with a BS in Psychology have continued in careers as counselors, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, research assistants, and mental health assistants. Students with a BA in Psychology have gone on to become social service caseworkers, public health managers, residential care workers, therapeutic support workers, art and music therapists, marriage and family therapists, and guidance counselors.

What the Psychology Department Offers

Psychology Department Mission Statement

The mission of the Eastern University Psychology Department is:
(a) To pursue excellence in teaching and research in our field of study, examining its theories from empirical, philosophical, and theological perspectives;
(b) To develop the potential of our students as Christian scholars and practitioners of psychology, preparing them for confident service to the academy, the church universal, and the local and global community; and
(c) To serve our University as competent Christian professionals and our students as caring role models and mentors. Read our expanded mission statement.

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