Psychology B.A.

Department of Humanities + Social Science

Understanding People

Whether it is a vocation in a business, a clinic, or a ministry, skills in working with others are invaluable for any profession. Crown’s Psychology degree gives students a deeper understanding of people and prepares them for employment after graduation and for graduate study. 

Why study Psychology at Crown?

Growing Field

There's an increasing need for mental health professionals with aptitudes for connecting with others and developing strategies for those in need. Psychology is one of the most flexible degree options, with career opportunities in nearly every sector.

Faith Integration

Look broadly into the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of human behavior, and integrate that learning with a Biblical foundation. Students are empowered to integrate faith into their academic pursuits and personal development.

Growth Mindset

Students are surrounded by an uplifting community where they are encouraged to grow into the whole person God designed you to be.

I cannot say enough about the Psychology program at Crown. Of course it all comes back to the support of the incredible faculty. In addition to their extensive knowledge and experience, they took a lot of time to get to know me and understand what my personal and career goals were, and helped me arrange my education to prepare me for those next steps. Upon graduating from Crown, I was accepted into my top choice for my master’s program in Sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver, and have had success in building a mental performance practice in Colorado, Aspen Mental Performance.

With the knowledge I received in the Psychology program at Crown, I am able to practice confidently within my scope, as well as recognize more serious concerns and connect client to additional help when necessary. The professors are incredibly engaging in their teaching style, and I often find myself remembering back to specific stories, lectures, assignments, etc. that stood out to me. Even in graduate school, I was a step ahead of my classmates when it came to my basic psychology knowledge because of the education I received at Crown.

Nora Xiong


Mental Health Specialist
Case Manager
Human Resources Specialist
Behavioral Health Technician

Preparation for Advanced Degrees

M.A. in Counseling
M.A. in Clinical Psychology
M.S.W. in Social Work
M.S. in Sports Psychology

Meet the Dean

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Karen Gustafson

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Tom McCracken

Associate Professor of Psychology and Sociology, Director of Disability Services

Preview of Courses

PSY 236 - Developmental Psychology

Human psychological development from birth to death is studied. Consideration is given to psychological, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and spiritual development and experiences.

PSY 330 - Counseling Psychology

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of counseling, including a study of the major schools of psychotherapy and their theories of counseling. The perspective of the course is a holistic biblical view of humankind.

PSY 431X - Social Psychology

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. This course examines key theoretical approaches in the field with emphasis upon their application for people relating together in various contexts. (Also SOC 431X)


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