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Liberty University’s 100% online Bachelor's degree in Psychology program is a focused study of human behavior, offering an understanding of human development, motivation, emotion, perception, learning, personality, and intelligence. Our degree in psychology allows students to examine the way psychology affects people and their ability to understand, predict, and control human behavior. Understanding how people think and feel is important to business, education, government, health, and every other major market and industry, making the online Bachelor's degree in Psychology an effective degree path to many exciting careers.
Choose one of several career-focused counseling or human services areas of study or choose the general Psychology track to gain additional flexibility with more general electives. The Bachelor's degree in Psychology is a stepping-stone toward any people-centered industry, while also providing a clear foundational route to clinical counseling and graduate studies.
The human services field is growing in every corner of the economy, providing opportunities for students with a degree in psychology to take advantage of new roles while applying a thorough understanding of human personality. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychology-related employment opportunities are expected to have above-average growth through 2024*, providing many new career paths and applications for your psychology degree.
With Liberty’s 100% online degree in psychology, you can fit your studies into your life with the flexibility offered by our online environment. Do you want to become a clinical counselor? The Bachelor's in Psychology degree gives you the perfect foundation for a state-licensed clinical counseling degree.
During your online psychology courses, you will gain a robust foundation in psychological behavior and development of personality from childhood to adulthood, while addressing many areas of clinical recovery. You will also have the opportunity to extend these skills into specialized areas of psychology with a specialized area of study, while still having the option to customize your degree through electives. Through the Bachelors in Psychology internship, you will receive industry-specific, credible training to jumpstart your career or a career change.
You may also be interested in exploring Liberty University’s Bachelors in Social Work.
A Bachelor's degree in Psychology will not lead to licensure.
Our online Bachelors in Psychology degree will help you learn the practical application of human psychology to many industries, focusing on the importance of understanding how people think, feel, and grow. Developing skills and gaining hands-on experience in human services may lead to career opportunities in research, criminal justice, education, government, and other important interpersonal roles. Our online degree in psychology will help you fill the needs in private, public, and non-profit markets for people-focused understanding, making you a valuable human services asset.
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Information obtained on September 19, 2017.
Students pursuing a Bachelor of Psychology degree can choose a specialization. Explore information about each specialization below.
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Addiction and Recovery, 100% online program, prepares you for a career focused on impacting the lives of individuals and their families where substance abuse is present. You will be immersed in courses that will incorporate discussions on diverse theoretical approaches to counseling and psychotherapy by evaluating associated methods and techniques.
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Christian Counseling, 100% online program, is designed to help you understand the multi-faceted aspects of Christian Counseling. This cognate will allow you to learn more about counseling from a Christian perspective, equipping you to work in the Christian counseling fields of lay ministry.
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Criminal Psychology, 100% online program, provides you with an overview of the criminal justice system in America and the ethics and philosophy of criminal justice. You will examine theories regarding the nature and cause of criminal behavior and society’s response, approaching the study of crime from a philosophical, psychological and sociological perspective.
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Crisis Counseling, 100% online program, prepares you for a career focused on providing counseling services before, during, and after crisis situations. You will be prepared to comprehend a variety of crisis situations effectively and will be equipped with the skills to provide proper counseling to the applicable trial or situation.
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Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Development Psychology, 100% online program, provides you with an overview of child growth and development from birth to puberty during which you will examine the basic theories, principles, and practices of childhood training and education. Additionally, you will investigate the psychological and environmental factors related to puberty, peer identification, and identity conflict in adolescents through a variety of classes and formats.
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- General, 100% online program, is designed to provide you with the backbone of an excellent psychology program with the flexibility and freedom to select a large number of electives. With no specific cognate, you can mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion and direction for the future.
Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Life Coaching, 100% online program, will prepare you for a rewarding career that is focused on helping others achieve their goals and overcome obstacles in their lives. This program provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to be confident, relevant in the industry and successful as a life coach.
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Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology- Military Resilience, 100% online program, will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to come alongside service members and their families as you work in and work about the military community. You will focus on developing skills to educate service members and their spouses and friends about the mental, physical, and social needs associated with the hidden wounds of war.