Online Bachelor of Science: Applied Psychology

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If you're interested in human behavior and would like to expand your biblical understanding of human nature, then you might want to consider enrolling in Biola University Online's Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology program. Learn more about this online Biola University program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

If you enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology program at Biola University, you will be able to increase your understanding of how people think, act, and behave while preparing for careers where you minister within real world situations. This fully online program is designed to provide you with fundamental knowledge of psychology principles and research methods and a biblical understanding of human nature. Through your coursework, you might develop knowledge of abnormal, cognitive, developmental, and experimental psychology, as well as counseling techniques and psychological health. The curriculum also includes a capstone course.

What Are the Prerequisites?

When applying to this program, you should have a desire to boost your understanding of human behavior as well as be interested in a career helping others. You must have already earned your high school diploma or the equivalent before applying to Biola University. Some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

As an online student in Biola University's BS in Applied Psychology program, you must complete 120 credits that include major/concentration courses, Bible/theology courses, general education courses, and electives. Examples of some of the major courses include:

  • Counseling Techniques
  • Theories of Personality
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Psychology and Christian Thought
  • Psychological Health and Wellness

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The online BS in Applied Psychology degree program could prepare you for a variety of entry-level positions where would impact the world for Jesus Christ. You could apply your knowledge and skills in a variety of industries, including counseling, social work, community service, or health care. Some of the positions you might consider include:

  • Community service manager
  • Applied behavioral analyst
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Human resource specialist
  • Case manager
  • Career counselor
  • Probation officer
  • Substance abuse counselor

Advanced Degrees

If you would like to prepare for an advanced position - or for a career that requires an advanced degree - you could also choose to continue your education and earn a master's degree. You could consider graduate programs in the psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy fields, depending on your career goals, such as:

  • Master of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Counseling
  • Master of Marriage & Family Therapy