Psychology Program | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Psychology

    Now with separate tracks for clinical or experimental psychological pursuits 

    Why do we do the things we do? Why do we love? Hate? Cry? Laugh? What makes us who we are? What drives us? What makes us brave? What makes us afraid? What wounds us? And why do some wounds never seem to heal? The “how” and “why” of human behavior is the core of what you’ll study as a psychology major at Franciscan University.

    At Franciscan, you’ll learn how the human mind works. You’ll learn how your mind works. You’ll learn how the body, mind, and spirit work together to shape a person’s life and character, decisions and reactions. And you’ll learn just how deep of a mystery the human person is.

    Your professors at Franciscan are experts in their field, with both academic and clinical knowledge of the practice of psychology. In their classes, you will learn to analyze human behavior as well psychological theory from a scientific standpoint.

    At the same time, your professors will bring you to a deeper appreciation of the God-given dignity and uniqueness of every individual. At the heart of Franciscan’s Psychology Program is a respect for the human person, and an understanding of men and women as children of God, made in His image and likeness.

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