Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Admission Requirements Program Format Specializations


Bachelor of Science in Psychology
School of Behavioral Sciences


Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 100% online program, is a well-rounded program that provides you with the knowledge and skills to pursue any passion in the behavioral sciences. This degree can be a stepping stone for counseling licensure as well as many other programs at the masters level. You will be provided with a firm foundation to help you understand psychological behavior and development and gain perspective into individual’s personality based on recent theories.

You may also be interested in exploring our bachelor in Social Work.


Program Format

  • 100% Online
  • 120 total hours
  • 30 hours must be taken through Liberty.
  • Up to 90 hours may be transferred in.

Degree Requirements

  • A three credit hour internship is required.

Specializations

Customize your degree with one of these specializations:

 

  • Addictions and Recovery

    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 of counseling and psychotherapy by evaluating associated methods and techniques.

    Courses will provide you with a foundation in:

    • Theory and treatment of substance abuse.
    • Treatment and recovery of additions.
    • Abnormal psychology.
    • Behavioral modification.
       

    Potential Career Fields

    • Substance Abuse Counselor
    • Non-licensed counselor
    • Rehabilitation Counselor
    • Administration
    • Advocacy
    • Mental Health Services

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  • Christian Counseling

    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 specialization will allow you to learn more about counseling from a Christian perspective, equipping you to work in the Christian counseling fields of lay ministry. 

    This program will equip you to address:

    • Counseling from a Christian perspective.
    • Issues in Christian counseling.
    • Psychology and Christianity.
    • Behavioral modifications.
       
    Potential Career Fields
    • Non-licensed Christian counselor
    • Administration
    • Lay ministry Christian counseling
    • Advocacy
    • Case Management
    • Community Relations
    • Counseling
    • Mental Health Services

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  • Criminal Psychology

    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.

    You will develop an understanding of:

    • Criminal justice.
    • The theory and treatment of substance abuse.
    • Crisis intervention.
    • Psychology of criminal behavior.


    Potential Career Fields

    • Corrections officer
    • Criminology consultant
    • Law enforcement officer
    • Probation officer

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  • Crisis Counseling

    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 effectively comprehend a variety of crisis situations and will be equipped with the skills to provide relevant counseling to the applicable trial or situation.

    Your skills will be enhanced through the examination of:

    • The fundamental principles of crisis response.
    • Acute stress grief, and trauma.
    • Psychology of personality.
    • Physiological psychology.


    Potential Career Fields

    • Crisis Counselor
    • Corporate Crisis Manager
    • Crisis Care
    • Administration
    • Community Relations

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  • Developmental Psychology

    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.

    Courses will evaluate and cover a variety of topics including:

    • Psychology of childhood.
    • Psychology of Adolescence.
    • Psychology of Adulthood.
    • Gerontology.


    Potential Career Fields

    • Children’s program counselor
    • Church administrator
    • Group home manager
    • Social caseworker

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  • General Track: Psychology

    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 specialization, you are able to mix and match, creating a personalized degree program that fits your passion and direction for the future.

    You will also expand your knowledge in:

    • Social psychology.
    • Behavioral modification.
       

    Potential Career Fields

    • Administration
    • Advocacy
    • Case Management
    • Community Relations
    • Mental Health Services Programming
    • Psychological foundations of learning.
       
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  • Life Coaching

    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.

    You will be equipped with an understanding in:

    • Life coaching.
    • Abnormal psychology.
    • Behavioral modification.
    • Social Psychology.
       

    Potential Career Fields

    • Life Coach Career and Executive Coach
    • Non-licensed counselor
    • Administration
    • Community Relations Mental Health Services
       
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  • Military Reslience

    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.

    You will also expand your knowledge in:

    • The resilient warrior.
    • Resilient marriage and family.
    • Multicultural counseling.
    • Psychological foundations of learning.
       

    Potential Career Fields

    • Chaplain
    • Grief services counselor
    • Outreach coordinator
    • Social services caseworker
    • Social services child/family supervisor
       

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