Explore the human mind and behavior with a Psychology degree at Carson-Newman University. Gain a deep understanding of human cognition, emotion, and social dynamics.
The psychology major is a broad program that will prepare you for work or graduate school. Adding a specialized minor allows you to go further in your particular area of interest: applied psychology, applied developmental psychology, mental health, positive psychology, social entrepreneurship and criminology.
The psychology program also explores questions that integrate Christian faith with academic study and application. You’ll be challenged to think about personal interpretation of psychological theories, how to respond to disagreements about social issues, how spirituality affects health and other related issues that are important to you.
Psychology isn’t just for psychologists. For any job or occupation, a better understanding of how to relate to people will make you more effective in your work. Also, according to the American Psychological Association, a study of psychology is valuable for many other fields, because you gain research and writing skills, learn to solve problems, and develop higher level thinking abilities for analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information.
In addition to traditional academic courses, the Psychology Department offers several practical opportunities through community field work, internships, independent research projects and teaching assistantships. One distinguishing feature of the Psychology Department is our emphasis on community participation and service.