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Psychology

Overview

In the beginning God create..." and with these words the human story was ushered into being. All that we are, including who we are as people, how we think, how we function, how we develop - all of that finds its beginnings in those moments of time between Genesis 1 & 2. Yet, much of the science of psychology has long ignored the origins of humanity and has sought to understand existence only through the eyes of modern reasoning. Psychological studies at Central Christian are designed to help students see the unique interplay between science and faith - not as an integrative model, but as an essential component of existence.

The psychology major is designed to introduce students to a broad view of the field of psychology, while at the same time providing the expertise needed to excel in the discipline. Psychology majors will have the chance to interact with many of the major theories and gain an understanding of the role psychology plays within the broader scope of all academic disciplines.

Since Central Christian College of Kansas is committed to personalized education, do not expect large lecture halls with hundreds of students feverishly taking notes, desperately trying to keep up with some professor's lecture. With an average of 15-20 students in a class, one can expect a very personal and interactive classroom environment. Central Christian is a place where faculty and students wrestle together with the issues, and in turn challenge one another to excellence. Studying psychology at Central Christian can open up many doors of opportunity depending on a student's career or educational goals. If one chooses to continue his or her education and move on to graduate level studies, then he or she can be assured that time here will have been well spent. Our comprehensive approach to education will provide the necessary tools to help students succeed in his or her educational endeavors.

“Central's Psychology program really prepared me well for graduate school. I definitely felt like I had more knowledge and tools going in into grad school than my cohort members did. The coursework I did at Central not only helped me get into graduate school and gain a clear understanding of the field of psychology, but it helped me be successful throughout graduate school and determine a career path that suited me.” – Shanna Stefan (’13)

We invite you to apply today - and begin your exploration of human behavior and the discovery of spiritual truths.

Offerings

Outcomes

  • The student can facilitate APA guidelines for the ethical treatment of human and nonhuman research participants.
  • The student can adapt psychological principles and modalities in response to diverse cultures and worldviews.
  • The student can explain the contributions of psychological theories and their relation to human functioning.
  • The student can distinguish various etiologies and treatments for normative and non-normative behavior.
  • The student can design and execute an experiment or research initiative to answer a psychological question.
  • The student can evaluate psychological theories, practices, and responses from a holistic perspective (Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength).
  • The student can analyze, interpret, and describe data using descriptive and inferential statistics.
  • The student can express thoughts, ideas, findings, etc. in accordance with APA standards.
  • The student can devise psychologically based explanations and resolutions for situations encountered as a part of human functioning.

Opportunities

For students drawn towards a cause or driven by a desire to achieve societal change, a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in psychology opens the door to many career opportunities. It is also a great degree choice for students who plan to move on to graduate-level psychology studies.

  • Social worker
  • Counselor or marriage and family therapist
  • Career and life coach
  • Caseworker
  • Human service assistant
  • Behavioral management aide
  • Child advocate
  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Sports mental toughness coach
  • and so much more

For more career information, read our blog post: What Can I Do With a Psychology Degree?

Pi Gamma Mu – Kansas Kappa Chapter: International Honor Society for the Social Sciences.

Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.

Pi Gamma Mu's constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social science areas that build on the core social science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public finance, leadership studies, consumer behavior, public policy and organizational behavior. An individual may be invited or may petition to join an active chapter of Pi Gamma Mu when he/she is or was a junior, senior or graduate student in the upper 35 percent of the class, with at least 20 semester hours in social sciences and an average grade therein of "B" or better.

The international lifetime membership fee is $50. This one-time fee includes lifetime membership in the society (no annual membership renewal bills will be sent to you), a prestigious certificate suitable for framing, a membership card, a gold-plated key pin, graduating honor chords, and online access to the Society's journal and newsletter.

Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is a valuable asset and may increase the Civil Service rating at which a person enters federal service. In addition, other employers look for honor society status on resumes.