Are you concerned about ending social inequality and human suffering? Do you have a passion for cultural diversity and human rights? Do you work well with different types of people or have a desire to help others?

Explore human memory, personality, counseling, dreaming and child development. Research behavioral differences in children, eye contact, self-confidence, race, self-esteem, rural/urban populations, happiness and marriage. Learn about the principles of your mind, brain and behavior.

Prepare for a pre-professional program or graduate school. With our behavioral sciences major, the possibilities are endless.

We offer a Psychology major with Child Development, Health and Human Services emphases and teaching licensure.  And a Sociology major with Criminal Justice and Health and Human Services emphases. Minors are also available. See our Catalog for course descriptions and requirements in Psychology and Sociology.
Our Psychology and Sociology faculty are eager to help their students gain a full understanding while applying what they learn to every day life situations.
McPherson College offers scholarships and financial assistance to all of its students.

From the Behavior Science faculty:

“I view learning as a journey of discovery and self-growth that I and my students embark together. Serving as a guide and companion, I walk along with them, encouraging them to feel confident to achieve their very best.”
“The theme of many of my classes is critical thinking.  My area – psychology – attracts a lot of nonsense, and my goal is for students to think critically about claims involving psychology.  Second, I work to get students involved in class.  If you’re the kind of person who likes to be part of the action, I hope you’ll join us.”
“Anyone who has grown up in the presence of other humans has grown up in a psychology laboratory.  One thing I try to do in my courses is to help students recognize that and learn to look around and see what they might be able to learn from their fellow humans.”
Dr. Stephen Hoyer, Guest Professor

MC Behavioral Sciences