God’s majesty is displayed through human diversity. The mission of CUAA’s Psychology program is to enhance understanding of the limits and uses of psychology, nurture intellectual growth and problem solving, and inspire you to serve others within the context of the Christian faith.

The CUAA Advantage

A Psychology degree from CUAA offers you more than a diploma. It offers you:

  • Small classroom sizes and personal attention from teachers who know you by name
  • On-campus organizations and activities to develop communication and leadership skills
  • Hands-on learning through supervised practicums in local organizations or agencies
  • An educational experience that blends scientific and biblical principles to help solve personal and societal problems
  • A solid foundation for graduate studies

Program Highlights

CUAA’s Psychology major meets all undergraduate requirements established by the American Psychological Association. Coursework introduces you to theoretical perspectives, human development issues, social influences, and research design. Our program prepares you to serve in the helping professions and/or pursue an advanced degree.

Learning Outcomes

As a CUAA Psychology graduate, you’ll enter the workforce with the knowledge needed to:

  • Apply the concepts, principles, and terminology of psychology
  • Understand how our minds learn, understand, and perceive the world
  • Design research experiments and collect and analyze data
  • Understand personality theory
  • Use current therapy techniques to treat behavioral problems
  • Recognize how humans develop from conception through death

Career Paths

  • Social worker
  • Counselor
  • Healthcare administrator
  • Human services advocate
  • Human resources
  • Law enforcement
  • Private practice owner
  • Psychotherapist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Scientific researcher

Advanced Degrees

A degree in Psychology is an excellent foundation for graduate school. Please contact your academic advisor to learn more about this career path.


Psychology majors study a wide range of topics including anatomy and physiology, personality theory, public speaking, research methods, and the span of human development through all stages of life. Please see our course catalog for a complete list of classes.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Sociology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Relations
  • Religious Studies
  • Justice and Public Policy
  • Legal Studies
  • Business
  • Theology
  • Family Life
  • Biology
  • Kinesiology

Your Faculty

Christopher C. Stark, Ph.D., L.P.C.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Concordia University Ann Arbor

Program Standards

Concordia University's Psychology program meets the following standards:

  • The American Psychological Association's (APA) Learning Goals and Outcomes
  • Certified Case Management (CCM) standards of practice
  • National Association of Social Work Standards for Social Work Case Management (NASW)
  • National Association of Social Work's (NASW) Standards for School Social Work Practice
  • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) standards of practice

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Social Studies
  • Lab Science
  • Foreign Language