Serving Humankind

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees in Psychology prepare students for graduate work or a position in a variety of human service careers. Graduates of these programs help people deal with the problems of everyday living at home, work, and in their community.

Olivet Psychology majors learn about human development, interpersonal relationships, abnormal behaviors, learning and behavior modification, cognitive processing, brain-behavior relationships, counseling processes and techniques, and common research methods. Olivet’s Psychology major will equip students for graduate work in any area of psychology, as well as provide a solid background for entry-level positions in a variety of human service vocations.

Education with a Christian Purpose

counselor, mental health technician, labor relations consultant, human resources specialist, ergonomics consultant, researcher, professor, school psychologist, pastor, career counselor, educational counselor, marriage and family counselor, substance abuse counselor, behavioral disorder counselor, market researcher, forensic psychologist, social psychologist, developmental psychologist, salesperson, business manager, customer service manager, chaplain

Psychology is ideal for those who are:

  • good listeners
  • curious
  • observant
  • patient
  • self-motivated
  • sensitive to others
  • a person with strong written and oral communication skills
  • at ease when working with others
  • strong in writing and presenting reports
  • good at science, math, and critical reading
  • passionate about helping people

Independent Research

Independent research is an integral part of degree programs, especially for students who plan to enter graduate school. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students design and conduct one or more year-long research projects.

Field Experiences

Field experiences are key to a well-rounded educational experience. Faculty members work with each student to place him/her in an area of personal interest. Students have completed practicums with local social service agencies, such as Shapiro Developmental Center, Riverside Medical Center and more.

Preparation for Graduate School

Statistics and advanced statistics courses are required courses for Olivet’s degree programs. Even in the competitive world of graduate school admissions, Olivet graduates have a high acceptance rate.

Behavioral Sciences with a Christian Purpose

The best way to see if Olivet is a good fit for you is to visit the campus. We offer unique, customized visit days every weekday, and special Purple & Gold days, too, where you can get up close at all things ONU.

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