As a Psychology major, you’ll study the very essence of being human, such as how we process information, learn, develop, and relate to others, as well as how our psychological functioning is influenced by biology and the social world in which we live.

At NCU, we view psychology as an exciting journey into the study of one of God’s greatest creations. This exploration of the wonders of the mind and human behavior reveals the dimensions of His grace. As you study the basic psychological principles within the context of Christianity, you’ll be informed by both the Gospel and current research.

The Psychology major will prepare you for careers in mental health, counseling, as well as community and social services. It’s also a great major for those interested in people-oriented jobs like human resources, business, sales, marketing, and ministry.

career opportunities

Potential careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology include:

  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Child care worker
  • Parole and probation officer
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Gerontology aide
  • Research and grant writer
  • Research assistant
  • Public relations specialist

Potential careers with a graduate degree, licensure, and/or credentials include:

  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Counseling
  • Clinical psychology
  • Social work
  • Sport psychology
  • Forensic psychology


campus activities

The Psychology Club is very active in developing understanding and raising awareness of issues related to psychology. Many of our students have dedicated significant time to working in non-profit organizations, mental health and addiction clinics, and social service agencies.

ncu graduates

A major in Psychology will prepare you for graduate school in areas of psychology, counseling, or social work. Recent graduates in Psychology have gone on to graduate school in master’s programs in clinical mental health counseling and social work or have chosen to work in non-profit organizations and social service agencies. Psychology is a useful major or minor for those interested in people-oriented jobs like human resources, business, sales, marketing, and ministry.

“I appreciate the one on one attention with professors, small class sizes, and how NCU offers more than just textbook learning. I have been able to engage theories and concepts in a real-life format. The more I learn, the more I come to realize just how great our God is.”

– Linsey Johnson ‘14



Courses in the Forensic Psychology Concentration


Program Director: Nani Skaggs, Ph.D.

Ph.D., George Mason University
M.A., George Mason University
B.S., George Mason University

Dr. Nani Skaggs arrived at NCU in 2009. Her primary teaching schedule includes general psychology, human development, cognition, research methods, and biological psychology. She brings over 12 years of teaching expertise to the classroom.

Nani’s interests involve faith development in emerging adulthood and the cognitive science …

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