Abigail Nye '19
Theological study leads to meaningful discoveries
For Abigail Nye '19, a double major in psychology and theology, theological study has been meaningful on multiple levels. It has both enriched her understanding of psychology and her personal faith.
"I chose to major in theology because I wasn't satisfied with my level of understanding of the Christian tradition," Nye says. "It was important to me to have a base from which I could effectively do biblical study after I graduate. However, I have gained more knowledge from the theology field than I expected that has largely contributed to how I understand major psychological concepts."
Nye hopes to work in the educational psychology field, implementing programs in schools that provide children with equal educational opportunities.
"Although I will be pursuing a psychology-based career, I have learned so much about societal changes, theories and expectations through my theology major," Nye says.
Part of this knowledge comes from her women's & gender studies concentration within the theology major. This course of study has allowed her to explore what it means to be a Christian today and to think differently about women, gender and female biblical characters.