The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology enables Victory students to develop an understanding of human nature from both psychological and Christian worldview perspectives. While mastering challenging coursework in psychological theory and research, students also develop practical relationship skills essential to successful careers in a variety of professions. Psychology students participate in research, critically analyze and solve complex problems, and learn to clearly communicate research results. Pursuing the psychology degree also enables students to understand the historical development of major philosophical systems of psychology. In addition, students become aware of the multifaceted complexity of human nature: behavioral, cognitive, emotional, developmental, physiological, abnormal, social, and spiritual.After establishing this groundwork of psychological knowledge, human relations skills, and problem-solving abilities, Victory psychology graduates have built successful careers in mental health and social service agencies, schools, hospitals, businesses, and churches.Because optimum advancement in professional psychology requires a Master’s or Doctoral degree, the psychology program helps prepare students for graduate study. Alumni of the Victory University Department of Behavioral Sciences have earned graduate degrees from a variety of universities and professional institutes of higher learning nationwide.The mission of the Behavioral Sciences degree program at Victory University is to equip students to:
1. Understand, critically analyze, and apply psychological theory and research data from social and natural sciences;
2. Articulate diverse philosophical interpretations of psychological data, aiming toward integration of scientific and Biblical worldview perspectives;
3. Apply psychological principles to life goals such as earning a graduate degree, entering one of the human service professions or developing personally, relationally, and spiritually.