Bachelor of Science in Human Development
Hope International University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Human Development is an online psychology degree from Hope International University.  This program provides a diverse set of marketable skills and knowledge for individuals interested in the helping professions, including counseling and teaching.  The curriculum consists of core courses in Leadership and Ethics with a Christian foundation.  Students decide the direction of their degree based on which of the five concentrations they choose to pursue.

  • Behavior Psychology focuses on learning and behavior, preparing students to work with clients ranging from those with developmental disabilities to those with mental health issues.  
  • Community Mental Health and Counseling focuses on preparing students for careers in such areas as mental health institutions, forensic settings, employee assistance, and community-based counseling, and for graduate studies in counseling or social work.
  • Family Studies focuses on providing a foundation in family education, including supporting and maintaining healthy families, child growth and development, parenting, communication, family systems and risks, and resiliency factors.
  • Addiction Studies focuses on the dynamics that addiction and addictive behaviors have on social and human development, including treatments and relational aspects.
  • Graduate Studies focuses on providing an accelerated pathway into the graduate Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling program master’s degrees.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA / 2.0 with college credits for transfer
  • Official transcripts
  • Essay
  • Proof of English language proficiency, international applicants

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restricted States

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin