Adult Education Online

Psychology


Bachelor of Science (BS)
Credits

120

Avg. Completion Time tooltip-icon

3 - 3 ½ years for a full-time student with no transfer credits.

Delivery Method

Online

Why Study Psychology at LBC?

LBC | Capital’s Psychology program will deliver a biblically centered education that will equip you to develop competency in the field, integrate your faith into your profession, nurture Christian virtue and develop a biblical worldview to serve Christ in the Church and society.

An undergraduate degree in psychology enables students to develop the analytical skills and human behavior basics to thrive in any career working with people. Throughout the program, students will grow into knowledgeable professionals with communication, research and interpersonal skills many employers seek. Skills such as analyzing and responding to emotional, psychological and interpersonal concerns with empathy and understanding will serve the students in a variety of employment settings. Students considering graduate school will have enhanced foundational preparation necessary for acceptance. Whether seeking entry-level employment in the mental health field or pursuing graduate school after earning an undergraduate degree, the training embedded within the program will empower students to make an impact for the kingdom, regardless of the setting in which they find themselves.

This online bachelor’s degree is part of LBC’s undergraduate Adult Education program, which is designed for busy people as they balance working full time, raising a family, serving in ministry and more. Each course is taught in an 8-week subterm. Refer to the curriculum overview for the engaging courses that are part of this bachelor’s degree program. Students can customize the sequence of their classes based on which courses are being offered and their prerequisites. This way, with the help of their LBC Student Success Coach, students can chart a class schedule that fits their stage in life for each 8-week subterm. To be considered a “full-time student,” students must take four 3-credit courses in a semester (16-week term).

Course Length

8-week courses

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready! LBC has 6 enrollment points per year, meaning that you are only ever a few weeks away from the next course starting.

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! If you have completed courses in other regionally accredited colleges or in the military, you may be able to transfer in credits. Read the transfer policy.

Get Credit for Life Experience

You may be able to start our degree path at LBC | Capital with some college credits! Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning. Read more.

Would You Like More Information?

Reach out to request more information today, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you soon to provide further details and answer your questions.

Program Plan

Psychology (120 Credits)

Bible & Theology Core 30 Credits

Arts & Sciences Core 37 Credits

Psychology 35 Credits

Electives 18 Credits

Schedule a Time to Chat

Want to learn more about this online degree or the undergraduate adult education program? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning a bachelor’s degree online.

Program Distinctives - What makes this program at LBC unique?

This psychology program at LBC | Capital equips students with a broad knowledge in the field of psychology and faith-based skills. Students will be prepared for employment across a broad range of professional settings and for application to graduate school. Students, empowered with holistic knowledge that gives them tools to interact in the world from a biblical worldview, will graduate equipped for lives of character, intellect and Christian faith.

This program also aligns with LBC’s mission statement, in that it will educate students to engage with life from a biblical worldview perspective; seeking to mentor an outlook that sees life’s work as a calling with eternal impact. Supporting the understanding that any workplace in any nation should be seen as our mission field, psychology specifically enhances our understanding of biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of daily living. This in turn helps students with relational living in contexts of family, church and society (personal and professional spheres).

Career Paths

The psychology bachelor’s degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:

  • Case Manager
  • Psychiatric Aide
  • Therapeutic Staff Support
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Examine professional literature and research demonstrating competency to describe and critique from a biblical worldview.
  • Critically evaluate counseling theory and methods—assimilating learned knowledge into direct practice.
  • Develop skill to identify diagnostic categories and apply intervention strategies to direct practice.
  • Integrate professional ethics into the practical field setting.
  • Evaluate personal assets and limitations—prioritizing areas of needed personal change for use in the psychology field.
  • Develop and practice interpersonal skills relative to effectiveness in the psychology field.
How Do I Determine What Courses to Take

Each student’s path to completion is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. The curriculum plan gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Bible & Theology requirements and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The life experience credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

Our Admissions Counselor are here to help guide you with planning your course of study.

What Can I Do with a BS Psychology Degree?

Through our psychology program, students will graduate prepared to go on and earn their master’s degree, which prepares students to pursue becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. Students may also have the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree or PhD within a program offered at other colleges. The undergraduate courses will give students a foundational understanding in applying their knowledge beyond an undergraduate degree. If students decide to only pursue their four-year undergraduate degree in psychology, there are many career opportunities to consider such as a Career/Employment Counselor, Caseworker, Community Worker, Social Services Aide and many other options.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.