Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Criminal Psychology Study and understand the psychology of criminals


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Liberty University’s online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology – Criminal Psychology degree can help you pursue a successful career in the field of criminal psychology. This degree will develop your professional skills and understanding of human behavior, development, and motivation. With core courses in social psychology and behavioral modification, you can build strong, foundational knowledge of the behavior and actions of criminals. Additionally, you can learn how to effectively assess and counsel individuals within the justice system.

We have created our criminal psychology degree with your success in mind. This degree provides training on the core skills necessary to strengthen your ability to understand the thoughts and intentions of the criminal mind. Designed to be completed in less than 4 years, our program allows you to continue to work and devote time to your family and community while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional.

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  • Private Nonprofit University
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  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As one of the leading Christian universities in the nation, Liberty University seeks to produce well-informed graduates through advanced teaching and an enhanced learning experience. We strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you are currently serving in the criminal psychology field or are looking to start a new career, our Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Criminal Psychology can help you stand out as a Christ-centered, ethical, and value-driven professional.

Our criminal psychology degree program provides you with an overview of the criminal justice system, including aspects of law enforcement, court systems, correctional organizations, and the ethics and philosophy of criminal justice. You will examine theories regarding the nature and cause of criminal behavior and society’s response — you will consider how to approach the study of crime from a philosophical, psychological, sociological, and biblical perspective. Through this program, you will also explore various types of crises and their psychological effects on an individual.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

To continue our mission of providing affordable education, electronic textbooks are provided for all undergraduate courses at no cost to you. As a full-time student, this could save you an estimated $800-2,000 per year on textbooks!

Undergraduate Full Time $390/Credit
Undergraduate Part Time $455/Credit
Military Undergraduate $250/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 per credit hour for undergraduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $565 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)
  • Potential college credit for military training

*Not applicable to certificates.