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B.S. in Psychology: Child Life Specialist

Residential Child Life Specialist Program (B.S.)

Prepare to excel in your future career with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Child Life Specialist degree from Liberty University. Develop an understanding of child psychology and gain valuable hands-on experience as you get ready for a career as a child life professional. This program meets the educational requirements for you to apply for a Child Life Specialist certification.

Learn the skills you’ll need to help children and families in hospital settings. And equip yourself with the practical skills you need to help clients walk through traumatic medical illnesses and injuries.

Gain knowledge from professors who are grounded in their Christian faith and have expertise in:

  • Play Therapy
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Family Therapy

Liberty’s Department of Psychology provides lab rooms for you to engage with applied studies. These rooms are equipped with audio and video recording technology for instructor review and feedback. And the PSYC 499 Internship gives you the opportunity to shadow a professional in the field and gain applied learning through experience. 


Academic Information for the B.S. in Psychology: Child Life Specialist

Credit Hours

120 credit hours

Program of Study

Psychology (B.S.) – Child Life Specialist – Resident

Admission Requirements

View Liberty’s undergraduate admissions requirements

Featured Child Life Specialist Courses

  • Therapy and Theory of Play in Early Childhood (FACS 361)
  • Psychology of Childhood (PSYC 221)
  • Marriage and Family (PSYC 361)
  • Children in Healthcare (PSYC 450)

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Career Opportunities for Child Life Specialist Program Graduates

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Protection Worker
  • Day Treatment Specialist
    • Direct Care Worker
    • Family Service Worker
    • Social Service Coordinator