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PSYCHOLOGY is the scientific study of mind and human behavior.
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At MNU, we study psychology with a compassionate heart. We want to understand "why?" Why do people have certain thoughts, feelings and behaviors? We want to understand "how?" How do we effectively help people to live a life that is full, healthy, and connected? With the movement towards more integrated health care nationally, the need for psychology professionals is growing.

Professors lead you in discussions and projects that explore the social, developmental, neuropsychological, cultural and biological aspects of human function.

Psychology at MNU actively engages our knowledge of human science with our Christian faith. And our classes follow guidelines established by the American Psychological Association.

We offer courses in psychopharmacology and cognitive neuropsychology. These two courses put you at a distinct advantage when applying for graduate schools or employment due to the clinical applicability of the content. You'll study additional topics like:

  • human development
  • social psychology
  • organizational psychology
  • Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • abnormal behavior
  • fundamentals of counseling.

You'll understand research methods, including experiment design and analysis. You will complete an internship as part of the psychology program, providing exposure to the everyday life in psychology-related professions allowing for great networking opportunities.

Potential Careers
  • Child Protective Worker
  • Community Relations Representative
  • Adoption Case Worker
  • Clinical & Counseling Psychologist
  • Career Counselor
  • Personnel Manager
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Child Protective Worker
Adoption Case Worker
Clinical & Counseling Psychologist
Career Counselor
Personnel Manager

Related Majors

Digital Communication Minor
Communication Minor
Liberal Arts / General Business
Speech/ Theatre Education
Physical Education
Music Education
Middle-Level Mathematics Education
Mathematics Education
History/ Government and Social Studies Education

Wired Wednesday

Developed specifically for Traditional Undergraduate Students, MNU launched a new schedule in 2020. Semester-long courses are now held on Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday for 75 minutes each.

Business Administration continues to be a highly sought out degree by students and employers alike. It provides an excellent and thorough foundation in skills necessary for success in today’s business world. These degrees will also prepare students for graduate study in management, law or other business specialties.
Yorton Clark
Dean, School of Professional and Graduate Studies Chair, Professional and Graduate Studies in Business Professor
I am passionate about engaging students in the fascinating exploration of the human experience. As a Christian Psychologist, I am perpetually curious about the interaction of our thoughts, passions, and physical body. Through the lens of contemporary neuroscience, I am drawn to better understand the ancient directive to know and love God with all my mind, spirit/soul, and strength.
Dr. Rick Hanson
Professor of Psychology

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As an MNU student, you’ll encounter not only academic growth and career preparation but you’ll also transform through spiritual growth and time spent in service and mission. We think that’s a
recipe for success in today’s global world.