College of Psychology & Counseling

Message from the Dean


Welcome to the College of Psychology and Counseling.

The College of Psychology and Counseling (CPC), offers degree programs in psychology, counseling, sport psychology, and marriage and family therapy.  In addition to a bachelor’s degree in psychology, offered both on-ground and online, CPC offers a bachelor’s degree in Sport Psychology, and master’s degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Counseling. The Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and the Master of Science in Counseling are both designed to provide a pathway towards licensure as a marriage and family therapist and/or professional clinical counselor. In addition, CPC hosts the Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, which is designed to provide opportunities for students to make scholarly contributions in the field of MFT. We believe that the College of Psychology and Counseling will offer you a life-changing experience.

The College of Psychology and Counseling is committed to providing the highest quality of education by integrating theory, practical application, and research into its curriculum. It offers both traditional classroom learning and online education to accommodate diverse student needs.

Our faculty strives to design curriculum that weaves together theory, practical application and research throughout each program. We are committed to building and maintaining a supportive Christ-centered community, with strong relationships between students, faculty, and alumni. 

The faculty in the College of Psychology and Counseling is deeply committed to providing high quality education and learning experiences the inspire intellectual curiosity, diversity and cultural awareness. Graduates from CPC go on to pursue careers in various fields, including community mental health, leadership, organizational psychology, sport-related industries, and government organizations.

Laura L. Steele, Psy.D.

Dean, College of Psychology and Counseling


At Hope the Psychology major is designed to provide those desiring careers in professional psychology with the preparation needed to enter graduate study.

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Psychology - Child and Adolescent Development Concentration

Students who wish to focus on child and adolescent studies in preparation for careers in related fields, may pursue a Concentration in Child Adolescent Development.

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Sport Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Psychology program is a multidisciplinary degree designed to introduce students to the science and ethical practice in the field of sport psychology.

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Psychology - Organizational Psychology Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Organizational Psychology is designed for students who are interested in addressing human behavior to solve workplace issues and improve productivity and develop new methods of hiring and

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Psychology Minor

The Psychology Minor is designed to provide additional preparation for those who have chosen a different major.

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