Bachelor’s In Developmental Psychology Online Degree Learn Skills to help Others with Physical, Mental and Emotional Needs


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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total

You are passionate about protecting and guiding children. You love exploring the complexities of the human mind. You want to help children overcome developmental challenges and thrive. If that sounds like you, Liberty’s 100% online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology – Developmental Psychology can help you prepare for a career that involves serving and advocating for children.

We have created our child psychology bachelor’s degree with your success in mind. This program can help provide the tools you need to meet children’s physical, mental, and emotional needs. You could go on to work in a school, hospital, government agency, or private practice.

Child psychology is a broad field that encompasses many roles, settings, and responsibilities. Understanding how to apply current research and biblical standards to a career in child psychology can help you lead with excellence in your field. With Liberty University’s psychology degree, you can learn how to help meet the needs of children in your community.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • 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 far as online colleges for child psychology degrees go, we believe Liberty University stands out. Our goal is to serve you as a student and a professional, and we’ve used our experience as pioneers in distance learning to design a program that meets your needs.

Our developmental psychology degree is offered 100% online, allowing you to complete your courses wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you. The best part? You can stay invested in your family, job, and community while working toward your academic goals!

Whether you are currently serving in the field of psychology, looking to start a new career, or planning to pursue a graduate degree, our program can help you achieve your goals. Our professors have real-world experience in child development and psychology and are dedicated to helping you become an ethical, value-driven professional.

At Liberty, we strive to Train Champions for Christ. Our child psychology courses online can help you integrate biblical standards with industry best practices as you work to protect, nurture, and serve children. Partner with us and prepare to make a difference in the lives of those around you.

Take core courses that provide a firm foundation in general psychology topics, including social psychology, behavioral modification, abnormal psychology, and statistics. In this program, you’ll learn about the physiological and biological factors that underlie human thought and behavior. With this knowledge, you can prepare to help children thrive in terms of physical and mental health.

Explore the leading theories of childhood development and human brain function. Our developmental psychology online courses examine the connection between theology and psychology. You’ll also learn about the stages of development in human thought, memory, and cognition.

Learn how to address behavioral, psychological, and sociological problems rooted in children’s early developmental years. Liberty’s online child psychology degree can help equip you to bring hope and transformation to a child’s life. From birth to middle childhood to adolescence, you’ll take an in-depth look at what influences children’s thinking and behavior. You’ll also have the option to take courses that explore other stages of the human life span.

Examine where mental health disorders come from and how they affect children in particular. This degree could help you work in a variety of settings, including youth ministries, family services, social work, education, or law enforcement. Partner with us and prepare to help children of all ages discover healing, recovery, and hope.

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Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

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.