Psychology B.A.

Department of Humanities + Social Science

Healing the Mind

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 to connect with others and develop strategies for those in need.

Biblical and Academic Integration

Look broadly into the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of human behavior, and integrate that learning with a Biblical foundation.

Growth Mindset

At Crown College, you won't just take classes. You will be part of an uplifting community, where you'll be encouraged to grow into the whole person God designed you to be.

I have the opportunity to not just be in a caring community, but a community that fosters the same values and faith. There are so many different perspectives here from students and professors, and it creates so many opportunities to grow.

Being at Crown makes you want to stay at Crown for the rest of your life; but being at Crown also gets you excited for what God is preparing you to do after college, too.

Nora Xiong


Mental Health Specialist
Case Manager
Human Resources Specialist
Behavioral Health Technician

Advanced Degrees

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

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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At Crown College, every class is taught from a Biblical worldview. Our faculty are all followers of Christ and are comfortable incorporating Christian principles into their curriculum. For more information on other ways Crown College equips students spiritually outside of the classroom, click here.

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