Bachelor of Science in Psychology Online Degree Program

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Prepare for an Exciting Human Services Career with an Online Degree in Psychology

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.


Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Psychology Degree?

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.


What Will You Learn in the Online Degree in Psychology Program?

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.

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Highlights of Our Online Degree in Psychology:

  • By earning your Bachelors degree in Psychology from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for our online psychology degree program has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university.
  • Liberty’s online psychology degree is ranked in the top #3 of Best Online Bachelor's in Psychology degrees by BestColleges.com.
  • You can study a variety of elements of psychology and learn how people think, feel, and grow.
  • While completing your psychology degree online, you may customize your degree plan with industry-specific electives while receiving essential core content that provides practical, effective training for your current career.
  • You can choose a specialized area of study in Addiction and Recovery, Christian Counseling, Criminal Psychology, Life Coaching, Military Resilience, Crisis Counseling, or Developmental Psychology.
  • You can also choose more flexibility through the general track to increase your transferability and broaden your experience.

What are the Benefits of a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Online?

  • Improve your employment opportunities by demonstrating industry-specific strategic human services knowledge, or prepare for graduate studies for advanced research or clinical counseling career.
  • Increase your pay by completing a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) -accredited bachelor’s degree while gaining valuable, real-world experience during your internship that will help establish you as an expert.
  • Work on your coursework on your time, accessing your online materials any time of day with our flexible online learning environment.

Online Psychology Degree Program Format

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

Bachelor of Psychology Information and Requirements

  • A three-credit hour internship of a minimum of 125 hours is required.
  • Visit the School of Behavioral Sciences to find out more about faculty and events.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Psychology will not lead to licensure.


 Potential Career Options with an Online Psychology Degree

  • Advocacy
  • Affirmative action officer
  • Case Management
  • Community Relations
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Research Assistant

 

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.


Online Degree in Psychology Specializations

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Psychology degree can choose a specialization. Explore information about each specialization below.