Department of Psychology

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    Our Department of Psychology develops students, so you are able to meet problems of adjustment with realism and intelligence. With a psychology major, you will study a broad spectrum of issues concerning human nature from a distinctly Christian worldview.

    Our practicum program allows juniors and seniors to obtain training in specific areas through a community mental health or social service agency. Supervised by an agency representative and a psychology professor, this program is an effective way for psychology majors to complement course work with real world experience.

    Whether you want to go to graduate school or desire to use your psychology knowledge within ministry or other professional arenas, our three concentrations-- therapeutic and community psychology; character, morality, and culture; and general psychology--will help you go deeper.


    Each year, the Department of Psychology awards a limited number of departmental scholarships to selected students. Students should contact the department for an application and deadline. Students in their freshman year are not eligible for these awards.

    Friends of the University have established a number of special scholarship and loan funds to assist PLNU students. These scholarships are awarded only to continuing students.

    John L. Allen Memorial Fund

    Provides scholarships for upper-division Psychology majors.

    Wilbur W. Bateman Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

    Established by Helen Bateman in memory of her husband. The candidate shall have a declared major in Communication or Psychology.

    Eugene Mallory Endowed Scholarship

    Established through private donations in honor of Dr. Mallory. Recipient to be selected by the faculty of the Department of Psychology.

    Boyd Shannon Scholarship

    This scholarship was established as a means to provide funds to serious minded and spiritually sensitive students studying Psychology.


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