Deeper Understanding

Integrate the study of the human mind with your faith and discover how God has designed us to interact with the world and each other. By majoring in Psychology, you will learn how the mind works and how it impacts human behavior.

Our passionate faculty will help you unpack difficult questions and seemingly unpredictable behaviors in society. Through studying psychology, you will gain a heightened awareness of your own thought process and a greater understanding of other people’s motivations, personalities, influences, abilities, and cultures.

The Brain, the Mind, and the Person Within

Foundational psychology courses develop research methods and a basic understanding of psychology and its applications. You will then choose from multiple in-depth courses to explore the areas of developmental, personal, biological, cognitive, and sociocultural psychology.

The Psychology major is ideal foundation for graduate study, as well as entry into bachelors-level careers. All Psychology majors must complete a practicum or advanced research project with the assistance of peers and faculty.

Psychology Pre-Med Major Track

Study the human mind and its impact on human behavior, while building a foundation in the hard sciences with courses in biology, chemistry, math, and physics. By adding the Pre-Med curriculum to a Psychology degree, our students are well-prepared for the MCAT and entrance into medical, dental, and allied health schools.

Minor in Psychology

Fuel your understanding of human mental development and the life of the mind with a Psychology minor. Explore the foundations of psychology and build your own curriculum through a variety of electives that interest you and will build upon your major. This minor pairs especially well with Multimedia Journalism, Management, and History majors.

Anna Shaum Thumbnail
Anna Shaum
Class of 2015
Get as much hands-on experience as possible, whether that be joining a research program or interning during a semester, and ideally, outside of Taylor or a Christian organization. Your degree will be a lot richer for it. As you get practical skills from Taylor like how to research and network, getting real-life experiences will help you apply what you learn in the classroom.

Psychology Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

Related News

From Taylor Degree to the CDC

Aug 19, 2021

Anna (Goeglein) Shaum ‘15 works for the CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine. She reflects on how her Taylor education prepared her to ea...

Read Article
Studying to Serve Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Sep 10, 2020

Taylor’s Orphans and Vulnerable Children major is designed to equip students to serve vulnerable children in a variety of contexts.

Read Article
Anthropology with the Ayoreo

Oct 29, 2019

Senior anthropology and sociology major Eliza Grothjan has a passion for Latin American countries and cultures and looks for any opportunity to practi...

Read Article
Send Me Information
Interested in Psychology? Fill out this form for more information!