PsychologyBachelor of Science

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The psychology program in the College of Adult and Professional Studies is a practice-oriented degree designed to prepare adults to work in the helping professions or to go on to graduate school. Most classes are offered in the evenings so adult students can maintain their work, family and other responsibilities.

$1050 Scholarship for spring 2022 enrollment

For all new spring 2022 adult undergraduate students, we are offering a $1,050 scholarship that will be applied evenly over the spring and fall 2022 semesters. To recieve the scholarship you must be a new student enrolled at least half time. Contact adultrecruitment@friends.edu for more information.

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Program Highlights

A psychology degree for working adults

The adult undergraduate psychology degree program is created to allow working adults to get their psychology degree in a way that will help you get right out into the workplace with valuable connections in the field and a great base of experience if you planning to go into graduate school.

Academic Resources

Access to library and academic support services

Passionate Faculty

Accessible educators with real-world experience and expertise

Broad Base of Study

Psychology courses are combined with sociology and human service courses to give the adult student a broader base of study and application.

In-The-Field Experience

Students spend two semesters in field experiences to better prepare them for the workplace and to help them begin networking with other professionals in the helping field. This also serves as an experience base for graduate school.

Three Areas of Emphasis

The psychology major offers three areas of emphasis within the degree – Pre-Graduate Studies, Pre-Professional Studies and Industrial Psychology. These areas allow flexibility so students may focus on a special area of interest.

Career Services

Helpful career guidance

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

The psychology degree prepares students for general careers working with people and for graduate training and teaches students to work with families, family intervention and counseling for all age groups. It also prepares students to work for social service agencies.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the major theoretical approaches, research findings, and historical trends in the science of psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of major research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.
  • Apply the major theoretical approaches in psychology to reality-based personal, social, motivational, emotional, educational, and organizational issues.

Featured Faculty

Brian Mills

Brian Mills

  • Professor of Psychology, Division Chair: Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Friends University; Master of Arts in Family Ministry, Friends University; Master of Arts in Religious Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision, Regent University

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