Bachelors In Psychology Liberty University
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Up to 90 credit hours can be transferred to Liberty
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Aug 24, 2020
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Liberty University is Accredited by SACSCOC

Start Your Journey as a Professional Helper with Our Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Have you always had the desire to be in a profession where you get to help others? Helping others is not only a gift to those around you, but it is also personally fulfilling. By pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’re going to get the foundational knowledge and skills you need to start pursuing a career in the helping profession.

The great thing about pursuing a degree in psychology is all of the options that will be available to you upon graduation. If you’re interested in becoming a professional counselor or psychologist, your next step after a bachelor’s degree is graduate school, and our program will prepare you. However, you may choose to pursue a career in human services or case management upon graduation, and you’ll be equipped for that, too!

So what are you waiting for? Our world needs people like you who are excited about helping others and desire to make a positive impact. If you choose to pursue our psychology degree, we are going to help you accomplish these goals.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Psychology Bachelor’s Degree?

At Liberty, we desire to give you the best we have to offer. That means you’re learning from professionals, taking rewarding courses, and getting the experience you need to succeed in your field. We’re going to make sure you’re well-prepared for your career or graduate school by the time you finish your degree.

Wondering what’s so great about our professors? These men and women are professionals in their field. Each of them have degrees in psychology or counseling with experience in their field—including in professional practice. Not only that, but they teach from a Christian perspective and pour into the academic and spiritual lives of their students.

Another exciting aspect of our psychology degree is the opportunities for real-world experience and social networking. You have the opportunity to participate in research projects with professors and the potential for publication as an undergraduate student. There are also internship opportunities available to you. Plus, you can attend any of our psychology activities and network with peers and faculty by joining Club Psych.

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What Will You Learn in Our Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?

In our psychology degree, we have curated a curriculum that is rewarding, flexible, and that equips you for the next step towards your intended career or in your academic journey. Throughout this degree, you’ll take multiple general education and psychology courses, as well as have the opportunity to add diverse electives or a minor.

As you study, some of the courses you take will cover topics like research, social psychology, personality, statistics, physiological psychology, and psychological measurement. Each of these courses will help prepare you to enter the career field you choose or apply to a graduate program that requires a psychology foundation.

You have the opportunity to choose multiple electives to get a sampling of different courses you’re interested in, or you could choose one of our many minors like global studies, business, or technical studies to give yourself additional marketable skills and bolster your resume.

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View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

PSYC 312 – Social Psychology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How the presence of other people affects an individual’s behavior
  • How an individual forms opinions and attitudes about others
  • How social interactions and queues affect aspects of interpersonal and business communication

PSYC 341 – Psychology of Personality

In this course you will learn about major historical and contemporary theories of the origin and development of personality, emphasizing the role of the dynamics of personality.

PSYC 365 – Psychological Foundations of Learning

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • A study of human learning, including conditioning, behavior modeling, cognitive development, and high level thought processes
  • Models of behaviorism
  • Social learning, cognitive development, memory, and motivation
  • Attribution theories

PSYC 420 – Psychology and Christianity

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The relationship between Christian theology and the science of psychology
  • Philosophical foundations
  • The major models of conceptualizing the relationship between the two disciplines
Specializations
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Child Life Specialist

Invest in the lives of children while you work with them and their families by pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Child Life Specialist degree.

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Career Opportunities

  • Child Development Psychologist
  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Middle or High School Guidance Counselor
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Counseling

Gain a better understanding of counseling techniques so that you can use them in a successful career, or use this training to apply to graduate school and become a professional counselor with our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Counseling degree.

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Career Opportunities

  • Child Development Psychologist
  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Human Resources Counselor
  • Middle or High School Guidance Counselor
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Criminal Psychology

Dive into the mind of a criminal and better understand how to work with them to bring positive change to their lives by pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Criminal Psychology degree.

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Career Opportunities

  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Developmental Psychology

Gain a better understanding of human development so that you can work with children and adolescents as they navigate life with growing minds and bodies by pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Developmental Psychology degree.

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Career Opportunities

  • Child Development Psychologist
  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Middle or High School Guidance Counselor
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Industrial Organizational Psychology

Receive a psychological background so you can work with people in businesses and industries as a human resources representative with our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Industrial Organizational Psychology degree.

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Career Opportunities

  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Human Resources Counselor
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Sport Psychology

By pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Sport Psychology degree, you’ll work with athletes and utilize their passions and skills to counsel them.

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Career Opportunities

  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Substance Abuse Counseling

Pursue our Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Substance Abuse Counseling degree to better understand the mind of an addict and work with them to produce positive change in their lives.

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Career Opportunities

  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Highlights of Our Psychology Degree

  • Christ-centered courses that give you the cutting edge in research and counseling techniques
  • Multiple areas of study to help you specialize in the career you want to pursue
  • Faculty-student mentoring in research projects with the potential of presentation publication of your research as an undergraduate student
  • Multiple psychology events and internship opportunities available to give you training experience
  • Academic trips available to Ecuador, New York, and Poland
  • Our psychology club—Club Psych—allows you to interact with professors and peers in the field

Psychology Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Psychology Graduates

  • Child Development Psychologist
  • Church Counselor
  • Counselor in a Group Home
  • Counselor/Psychologist with a Private Practice
  • Human Resources Counselor
  • Middle or High School Guidance Counselor
  • Residential Treatment Counselor/Psychologist
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Treatment Center Counselor/Psychologist

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.