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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.
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.
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.
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.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
A Taylor liberal arts education will prepare you to live and work in a fast-changing world. It also goes a step further: laying a strong spiritual foundation that cultivates wisdom. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God’s creation.
Jan 20, 2023
Over the last two years, Psychology students have worked to research shared physical spaces on campus, their use, and students’ responsiveness to those spaces.Read Article
Jan 28, 2022
Invitation was recently awarded a $10,000 grant, which will be used to train more students in becoming certified Life Coaches. Invitation is on track to become a CDC-certified diabetes prevention program.Read Article
Dec 14, 2021
Associate Professor of English Dan Bowman recently released his book On The Spectrum, a creative nonfiction perspective of his experience as an autistic writer, professor, father, and Christian.Read Article
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 earn her master’s and launch her career as an epidemiologist.Read Article
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
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 practice her Spanish.Read Article
May 07, 2019
Taylor University faculty and students have partnered with Marion General Hospital, Upland Health and Diagnostic Center, and local physicians to launch a diabetes prevention program aimed at increasing the health and quality of life in two of the State of Indiana’s most unhealthy counties.Read Article