Welcome to the Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Behavioral Sciences. Our division is the home for degrees in Addictions Counseling, Criminal Justice, Pre-Art Therapy, Psychology and Social Work. A minor or two-year associate degree is also available in Addictions Studies, Psychology and Sociology.
In every major, hands-on experience is a critical component. Our faculty members believe that one of the best ways to learn about a profession is to do it. They oversee and participate in multiple experiences, ranging from weekend trips to research projects to practicums to service-learning projects. They make sure there is always a close connection between what is happening in the classroom and what their students will be expected to do in their respective fields.
The Division of Behavioral Sciences co-sponsored the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, March 31 – April 2, 2011. The conference focused on "Resilience and Renewal" and brought together students, professors, clinicians, researchers and pastors in order to further the integration of psychology and Christian faith. Drs. Fratzke and Robinette from IWU served on the planning committee. As in previous years, many IWU faculty presented at the conference.
Barbara Matchette-Kirkwood, associate professor of Social Work Education, recently authored a chapter in the second edition of a faith-focused sociology book. She authored the original chapter as well as the update. The book is published by IWU's Triangle Publishing.