Program Overview

Amridge University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development for students who are interested in roles as counselors, social workers, and other fields where they will be involved in working with people in various levels of needs and psychological states. Students will learn about the dynamics of human relationships and interactions that are critical in all positions relying on close working relationships with others in the church or business world.

The program consists of classroom courses such as: an introduction to child development, seasons of life, psychology of life, counseling theories and practice, abnormal psychology, theories of personality and motivation, motivation and performance, thinking about race, class, and gender, and more. Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to have earned their degree.

The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their development as a functional and affective professional in their field. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge needed to function effectively in church settings and other organizations, to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in general education areas that are the foundation to life skills and further education, to demonstrate basic knowledge of counseling theories, to develop a basic understanding of human development, and to develop basic skills in psychology and sociology.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Proof of a high school diploma or equivalent. ACCUPLACER assessment test.

    School Overview

    Amridge University is a private, non-profit university that is affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Amridge University was founded in 1967, in Montgomery, AL and was originally known as the Alabama Christian School of Religion. Throughout its history, Amridge University has primarily served as a theological seminary, training ministers in Bible and Christian counseling, but has expanded its educational programs over the years and now offers additional degrees, all of which are taught from a Christian perspective. Amridge’s Turner School of Theology is a central part of the university and offers all levels of degrees in ministry and theology.

    Primarily a distance learning university offering all of its programs online, Amridge University also offers classes at its 9-acre campus, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The Amridge campus consists of a single structure, known as the Morgan W. Brown Building that contains the universities classrooms, library and administrative offices. Satellite campuses exist in Nashville, Tennesee, and Phoenix, Arizona. 


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