Psychology Program Mission & Goals

 Our Mission

The psychology program at Union College prepares students to be seekers of knowledge and thinkers who practice service to all humanity with a Christ-centered attitude.

Program Goals

Upon completion of the psychology program at Union College, graduates will be able to:


  • Exhibit knowledge of the major concepts and theoretical perspectives in the general field of psychology and its sub-fields;
  • Identify ways in which psychological research and application impact everyday functioning;


  • Integrate psychological theory with practice;
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out the research process and to critically assess data and general information;
  • successfully compete in obtaining positions in graduate programs;


  • Evaluate psychological theories from a Christian perspective;
  • Demonstrate interest, respect and concern for others, regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or any other displayed difference;
  • Exhibit ethical behavior in interaction with others in all settings;
  • Demonstrate integration of Christian compassion and psychological application.