The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree offered by Palm Beach Atlantic University’s West Palm Beach is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program aims to expose students to various special topics of psychology. The curriculum of the program includes courses on both organizational and industrial psychology. These topics are related to the kind of psychology that businesses and organizations use to further their marketing, sales, etc. This program of study combines secular studies with aspects of the Bible related to psychology. An objective of this program is to encourage and challenge students to pursue professional and/or graduate level educations in the field of psychology.
There are a few objectives of the psychology program of study. Students learn decision making, conflict management, acquisition and assessment of information, critical thinking, and effective communication skills. The point of the curriculum is to teach students about the content and methods of various sub-specialties of psychology. Students learn to evaluate these areas of psychology from a Christian perspective.
Some of the required courses include: Marriage and Family Dynamics, General Psychology, Life Span Development, Principles of Statistics and Research Design I and II, Personality Theories, Abnormal Psychology, Research Practicum, and Integration of Christianity and Psychology. Students should choose their elective courses according to their personal interests, career goals, and educational goals.
High school transcript or at least 12 transferrable college credits from a regionally accredited university (Grade C- or better). Official transcripts. Writing assessment.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
This program is not approved for online delivery in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
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