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Nationwide, psychology is one of the fastest growing, most popular majors. The same is true of psychology at McMurry University. The knowledge our majors gain is foundational to any career that deals with people and relationships. However, at McMurry we don’t simply teach psychology; we model and encourage a commitment to people in the following ways:

Student-centered teaching — Students’ learning and well-being are our top priority. We make time for students, whether in the classroom or in one-on-one conversations. We take great pleasure and pride in helping our students grow intellectually as well as personally.

Interactive learning — We encourage our students to be active participants in their own learning through classroom discussions and computer technology. Our students can participate in hands-on internships where they learn about the use of psychology in the real world. Our faculty members invite students to collaborate in ongoing psychology research projects, and they promote student interaction through Psychology Club activities and get-togethers at faculty members’ homes.

Career-focused advising & mentoring — It is important to the Psychology faculty that our students develop a clear plan for their next step after college, whether that is graduate school or the world of work. Through academic advising and one-on-one mentoring time, we challenge our students to find the best career paths to fit their personalities, values, and interests.

Integration of academics and faith — We believe the human psyche and human spirit are inseparable, and the hand of God is evident throughout the study and practice of psychology. In classes such as Psychology & Christianity, and in more traditional psychology classes, we encourage students to explore and deepen their own faith as they learn about the human mind.

The ideal McMurry psychology student has a strong curiosity about human behavior and emotions, is not afraid of difficult questions, and has a high motivation to learn and work hard.  In the psychology department, students are not a number. We surround our students with a supportive caring environment while guiding them toward successful professional lives.


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For More Information Contact

Dr. Greg Schneller, Chair
Department of Psychology
McMurry University
1 McMurry University #86
Abilene, TX 79697

Office: Old Main 305C
Phone: (325) 793-4619
Email: schneller.greg@mcm.edu