Liberty University offers an online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program. The flexible online program allows for professional students to earn a valuable degree for entry-level career goals or for the foundation of higher educational goals. The bachelor program is designed for students wishing to begin a successful career in psychology, and teaches the knowledge needed for a thorough understanding of psychological theory and practice, qualitative and quantitative research methods and the importance of applying ethical principles. Liberty University's online degree program will showcase the psychological similarities and differences between people and the roles that gender, race, ethnicity, culture and class play in affecting all human perspectives and experiences. Students of the program will use the learned methodologies to evaluate factors to determine cause and effect, reason and solutions to socially negative behavior.
Students will gain an insight into the development of personality based on current influences and use modern theories, in the application of ideas about group dynamics relative to business, industry and public and private life. The specialized psychology courses give students the resources to utilize the diverse theoretical approaches of counseling and psychotherapy by evaluating methods and techniques. In addition, students will explore the intricate functions of the human mind and body to better understand primary indicators of behavior. The applicable study of origin, classification and symptoms of neurotic and psychotic behavior will be emphasized by each of the individual concentrations within the Bachelors of Psychology:
- Addiction and Recovery
- Christian Counseling
- Crimininal Psychology
- Crisis Counseling
- Developmental Psychology
- Military Resilience
Graduates will be well prepared for entry-level careers in psychological fields, and as all students majoring in psychology, are required to participate in a number of activities proposed by the Psychology Department, to ensure a student's complete understanding and the practical field experience needed for many career positions. Liberty University's Psychology Club provides additional opportunities and resources for students and graduates to expand on educational growth through programs and interactions with department professors and industry professionals.
Qualified students are invited to join Psi Chi, the Psychology International Honor Society. Successful graduates of the B.S. program can gain professional experience by taking advantage of the Psychology Departments internship program. In addition, Liberty University offers the Daniels Program to upper class students, which provides mentoring and training to prepare students for graduate school. The Daniels Program can be applied for each year after a student has successfully completed freshman status, and has been developed to prepare the best psychology undergraduates for success at the graduate level.
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program will give graduates the competitive advantage in current or future career endeavors. The opportunities for entry-level job placement are attainable with the formal education and academic background from Liberty University.
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