Psychology Overview

William Jessup University’s Psychology program provides students with the opportunity to study human behavior and relationships from a Christian Worldview. The program prepares students for graduate school, as well as providing students with a solid foundation for a wide range of vocational careers, including human service work, social work, and ministry.

Psychology department faculty are committed to mentoring students in the application of both a psychological and theological knowledge base and assisting students as they find direction for their personal and professional lives.

Distinctives

  • Courses that integrate faith and knowledge of scripture with the study of human needs
  • Opportunities to study human growth and development in the context of family, community, culture, and ethnicity
  • Courses that help you understand human personality and problems from a variety of theoretical perspectives
  • Opportunities to develop your skills as you communicate with individuals and groups
  • Learning challenges that sharpen your abilities to think creatively as you approach problem solving related to behavior and mental processes
  • Christ-centered, faith based courses
  • Personalized advising
  • WASC Accredited

Career & Internship Opportunities

  • Clinical Counseling
  • Education/Career Counseling
  • State/County Agency Work
  • Social Work
  • Corrections/Probation Work
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Mediation/Court Adcocacy
  • Non-Profit Leadership
  • Business
Featured Faculty
Co-Chair, Psychology
Why do you enjoy working at Jessup?
I’ve been with Jessup since 1981. It has been an amazing journey—watching the school transition from San Jose Bible College, to San Jose Christian College, to William Jessup University. I have been so fulfilled as I’ve invested my life here. I can’t think of a better place to serve! It has been a real privilege!