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Psychology Bachelor's Degree in Developmental Psychology
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer In Up To 75% Of Your Degree
Next Start Date
Oct 22, 2018
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Take Your First Steps Toward a Career in Developmental Psychology!

Have you ever wanted to pursue a career in Child Psychology, or you are looking to expand your current knowledge in the field of developmental psychology? Liberty University’s online degree in Developmental Psychology will set you on the path of success by developing your professional skills and helping you to gain a deep understanding of the effects of psychological and environmental factors related to child development. With core courses in Social Psychology and the Integration of Psychology and Christianity, you can build strong foundational knowledge in Psychology as well integrate your faith into your training and practice. The Developmental Psychology program will allow you to build the foundational knowledge and skills needed to assist children and their families from a Christian perspective.

We have created our online child psychology degree with your success in mind. The online degree in Developmental Psychology was formed created to provide a strong foundational knowledge of the skills necessary to develop your understanding of development and influence based on current Christian theories. Designed to be completed in four years or less, our program will allow you to remain active in your schedule while going to college. Our goal is to support you as both a student and as a professional. 

Why Choose Liberty’s Developmental Psychology Program?

Are you looking for a career that will help you make a positive impact on those around you, specifically by working with children? Liberty University’s Developmental Psychology degree program has been designed to help integrate your faith into your professional life in a career working with children and their developmental journey. At Liberty University, we strive to live out Christ-like characteristics and to use the power of faith and education to transform people and the world. Whether you are currently serving in the Child Psychology field, or you are looking to start a new career, our online degree in Developmental Psychology will make you stand out as a Christ-centered, ethical, and value-driven professional. 

What Will You Learn through the Developmental Psychology Program?

Liberty University’s online undergraduate psychology program is committed to providing you with a quality education that will be practically applied to your further education or future career.  Each course is designed to promote an integrated understanding of science, practice, and faith. These three components are successfully taught in each class through precise scientific application and practices that are supported by a Christian worldview.

The Developmental Psychology program allows you to gain a foundational understanding of the human brain through studying developmental psychology. So much of who a person is today can be traced back to experiences and behaviors they were exposed to as a child.  You will study how these memories and behavior patterns can influence their lives from infancy through adulthood. You will also learn how to approach behavioral, psychological, and sociological problems that a child may be experiencing that can be traced back to their early years. These skills will allow you to help children who are struggling with issues that could negatively affect the rest of their lives if they are not addressed at this early age. Being able to address these issues at an age where the child’s brain is still developing is critical because they can still learn healthy habits and behaviors with relative ease when compared to adults.

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Highlights of Our Online B.S. in Psychology – Developmental Psychology Program

  • Your success is our success, which is why we’re committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we’ve frozen tuition rates for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past three 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!

  • By earning your Developmental Psychology Degree from a nonprofit 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.
  • The Bachelor Degree in Psychology is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • According to the Occupational Information Network, clinical areas of psychology are expected to grow up to 19% by 2024, so students who continue to a graduate-level program can expect a good outlook on employment opportunities.
  • As an online student, you will have the opportunity to network with leaders and experts in the field of Developmental Psychology from across the country.
  • You might be interested in other concentrations within the Online Degree in Psychology.  Review our other areas of study for the B.S. in Psychology.

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What Careers Can You Pursue with a Developmental Psychology Degree?

The Development Psychology Program was designed to prepare you for an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of child psychology. Potential careers include:

  • Children’s Program Counselor
  • Group Home Manager
  • Caseworker

Admission Requirements for Online Undergraduate Degrees

Applicants must have a 2.0 or above cumulative GPA for admission on Good Standing. If the GPA is less than a 2.0, the applicant will be considered for Acceptance on Caution. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All applicants must submit the following:

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first. 

Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $250 for undergraduate (per credit hour)
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $565 per course).
  • Potential college credit for military training.
  • 8-week courses, eight different start dates each year and no set login times.

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