The mission of the Pacific Union College Department of Psychology & Social Work is to be a Christian community of liberal learning that explores the insights into human nature and activity distinctive to psychology, social work and related disciplines. Faithful pursuit of truth in these disciplines has taught us to affirm the core values of free inquiry, diversity, responsible citizenship, and service to God and humanity.
Courses in our department are designed to develop in students the commitment both to critical thinking and the culture of science characteristic of psychology and to social justice and community service characteristic of social work.
Our psychology majors are prepared to enter into a wide range of careers that involve working with people. Graduates are also prepared to study at the most distinguished and popular graduate programs in the field of psychology.
Our social work majors are prepared for immediate employment as professional social workers and for accelerated graduate study at the most distinguished Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) programs in the country.
- Encourages purposeful living in the service of God and humanity by helping students understand and apply principles of human behavior in personal and professional relationships.
- Provides a general background for a wide range of careers that involve working with people, such as law, medicine, nursing, education, business, and the ministry.
- Trains students in the generalist framework for employment in the profession of social work.
- Prepares students adequately for graduate study in psychology and social work.
Psychology & Social Work
- PUC Students and Faculty Present at Western Psychological Association Convention
students and four professors from PUC’s department of psychology presented the
conclusions from six research projects at the 92nd annual convention of the
Western Psychological Association (WPA) in San Francisco, April 26-29.
- A Celebration of Social Justice The Pacific Union College department of psychology and social work celebrated social justice on Thursday, November 4, in a dedication of the new Social Justice Room, Davidian Hall 106, to Gordon Madgwick and Evaline West.
- Scholarships and Support for Veterans More attention has been
given recently to the post-war lives of American soldiers, ranging from hit
movies to efforts to educate troops and the general public about post traumatic
- Students Take on Social Justice Project Every year, a group of students heads to the State Capitol armed with new knowledge about the legislative project, passionate about a cause, and ready for real-world experience with social justice.
- Psychology Majors Present at WPA From April 21 to 25,
sixteen psychology majors and four professors from Pacific Union College took a
short, mid-term break to attend the Western Psychological Association (WPA)
convention in Cancun, Mexico.