Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

School of Behavioral Sciences - Online Program

Department of Psychology

PURPOSE
The Department of Psychology exists to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for the development of a Biblically-integrated, evidenced-based psychological understanding of humankind focused on practical application and research.


Psychology Major (B.S.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in the major concepts in psychology.
  2. Interpret research data accurately.
  3. Use critical thinking to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  4. Evaluate psychological concepts/theories as they relate to Biblical thought.
  5. Communicate effectively in written, oral, and technological formats.
  6. Recognize and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity.

Programs of Study

Psychology Major (B.S.) (Online) (Without Cognate)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 312 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 320 Behavior Modification 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 351 Multicultural Counseling and Research Issues 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 365 Psychological Foundations of Learning 3
PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 420 Psychology and the Bible 3
PSYC 421 Psychological Measurement 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
General Electives (15 hrs) 1
Free Electives (24 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Choose from a 100-400 level PSYC/SOCI course not already required as a Core Competency Requirement or in the Core

Psychology Major (B.S.) (Online) (With Cognate)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 312 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 320 Behavior Modification 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 351 Multicultural Counseling and Research Issues 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 365 Psychological Foundations of Learning 3
PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC 420 Psychology and the Bible 3
PSYC 421 Psychological Measurement 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 499 Internship 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Addictions and Recovery; Christian Counseling; Criminal Psychology; Crisis Counseling; Developmental Psychology; Life Coaching; or Military Resilience.
Free Electives (24 hrs)

Cognates

Psychology Major (B.S.) Addictions and Recovery Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
PSYC 305 Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 306 Advanced Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 307 Treatment and Recovery of Addictions (D) 3
PSYC 308 Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction (D) 3
PSYC 309 Healthy Sexuality (D) 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Christian Counseling Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Issues in Human Sexuality (D)
Free Electives (24 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Criminal Psychology Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CJUS 200 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJUS 340 Criminology 3
PSYC 305 Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 317 Crisis Intervention 3
PSYC 475 Psychology of Criminal Behavior 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Crisis Counseling Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
CRIS 303 Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma (D) 3
CRIS 304 PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma (D) 3
CRIS 305 Trauma Assessment & Interventions (D) 3
CRIS 306 Complex Trauma and Disasters: Offering Emotional and Spiritual Care (D) 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Developmental Psychology Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence 3
PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood 3
PSYC 309 Healthy Sexuality (D) 3
PSYC 336 Gerontology 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Life Coaching Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
LIFC 201 Introduction to Life Coaching (D) 3
LIFC 202 Advanced Skills in Life Coaching (D) 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
LIFC 301 Health and Wellness Coaching (D)
LIFC 302 Marriage Coaching (D)
LIFC 303 Financial Life Coaching (D)
LIFC 304 Leadership Coaching (D)
Free Electives (24 hrs) [3 hrs or more may be needed to fulfill upper level requirement]
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Psychology Major (B.S.) Military Resilience Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
MILT 275 The Resilient Warrior (D) 3
MILT 325 Resilient Marriage and Family (D) 3
MILT 375 Military Career and Community Transition (D) 3
MILT 475 Military Mental Health and Behavioral Health (D) 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Psychology Major (A.A.)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Understand the basic concepts of psychology.
  2. Analyze behavior within the context of major psychological theories.
  3. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Psychology Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (24 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
General Education Elective 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC Electives (100-400 level) 9
Choose one of the following courses: 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

Cognate

Psychology Major (A.A.) Christian Counseling (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (24 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
General Education Elective 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Issues in Human Sexuality (D)
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

Christian Counseling Minor

Christian Counseling Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
CCOU 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (D) 3
CCOU 202 Issues of Christian Counseling (D) 3
Choose three of the following courses: 9
CCOU 301 Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family (D)
CCOU 302 Christian Counseling for Children (D)
CCOU 304 Christian Counseling for Women (D)
CCOU 305 Issues in Human Sexuality (D)

Psychology Minor

Psychology Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC Elective (200 level or higher) 3
PSYC Electives (300-400 level) 6
Choose one of the following courses: 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology

Liberty University en Español

The School of Behavioral Sciences also offers the Associate of Arts in Psychology and the Christian Counseling cognate online through Liberty University en Español. Additional information is available at http://www.liberty.edu /online/lue-inicio/.

 


Department of Social Work

Social Work Major (B.S.)

(Available Spring 2016)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Integrate faith in the practice of social work.
  2. Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly.
  3. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice.
  4. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments.
  5. Engage diversity and difference in practice.
  6. Advance human rights and social and economic justice.
  7. Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research.
  8. Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment.
  9. Engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well-being and to deliver effective social work services.
  10. Respond to contexts that shape practice.
  11. Engage, assess, intervene, and evaluate with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities.

Programs of Study

Social Work Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (60 hrs)
GLST 220 Intercultural Communication and Engagement 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research (D) 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology 3
SOCI 201 Social Problems 3
SOWK 101 Introduction to Social Work 3
SOWK 135 Social Work Field Exploration and Observation (D) 3
SOWK 260 Chemical Dependency 3
SOWK 270 Ethics in Professional Helping 3
SOWK 300 Human Behavior and the Social Environment 3
SOWK 325 Social Welfare and Policy 3
SOWK 350 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3
SOWK 355 Social Work Practice with Groups 3
SOWK 370 Junior Field Experience and Seminar 3
SOWK 410 Social Work Macro Practice 3
SOWK 450 Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations 3
SOWK 475 Senior Field Experience and Seminar A 6
SOWK 477 Senior Field Experience and Seminar B 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
SOWK 425 International Social Work
SOWK 431 Social Work in Mental Health
SOWK 432 Geriatric Social Work
SOWK 435 Social Work in the Military
SOWK 495 Directed Social Work Research
SOWK 497 Special Topics in Social Work
Free Electives (15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours of 300-400 level.

DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS (DCP)
Degree Completion Plans for degree programs offered by the School of Aeronautics can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/dcps.


Undergraduate Certificates

The School of Behavioral Sciences offers undergraduate certificates in several areas of study through Liberty University Online.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=2981.


Certificate in Military Resilience

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME
The student will be able to synthesize resiliency theory and intervention techniques within the military population.

Military Resilience Certificate (18 hrs)
MILT 275 The Resilient Warrior (D) 3
MILT 325 Resilient Marriage and Family (D) 3
MILT 375 Military Career and Community Transition (D) 3
MILT 475 Military Mental Health and Behavioral Health (D) 3
CRIS 302 Foundational Principles of Crisis Response (D) 3
CRIS 304 PTSD and Combat-Related Trauma (D) 3


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