Traditional Undergraduate

Psychology


Bachelor of Science (BS)
Credits

121

Course Length

16 weeks (semester)

Delivery Method

Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster

Why Study Psychology at LBC?

This Psychology major 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.

Program Cost & Financial Aid

Examples of Student Practicums in the Past

  • Private Practice
  • Church Counseling Center
  • Homeless Shelter
  • Hope Within Ministries
  • Salvation Army

License, Certification & Credential Information

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy

Would You Like More Information?

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Program Distinctive - 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.
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.

Program Plan

Psychology (121 Credits)

LBC 100 1 Credit

Bible & Theology 42 Credits

Arts & Sciences 43 Credits

Major 29 Credits

Major Electives 6 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.

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Sample Course Outline for Psychology

PSY 122 – Group Psychotherapy

This course will equip students to perform in-depth self-evaluation for both personal and professional development for the psychology field. Students will develop knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and facilitating group process. This course is conceptual and experiential in nature, introducing the student to various group models, dynamics, processes, leadership styles and facilitation skills. Students will demonstrate these skills through participation in an actual group. (3 credits)

PSY143 – History and Systems of Psychology

This course will equip students with a comprehensive survey of the history of psychology from the early philosophers to present day. Various schools of psychology covered include voluntarism, structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and current developments in the field. Students will be encouraged to examine each of these through the lens of a biblical worldview and postulate implications for current and future work in the field. (3 credits)

Meet the Faculty

Melissa Boas, MEd
Assistant Professor; Director for Professional School Counseling & BS Psychology Programs
Ryan Kuehner, PhD
Professor, Chair, Counseling & Social Work Dept. and MA in Professional Counseling Program Director
Praveen Rudra, MA
Assistant Professor, Clinical Counseling Manager, Multicultural Liaison
Jenee Bare, MA
Adjunct Faculty
Abby Keiser, MS
Adjunct Faculty
Olivia Murrin, MA
Adjunct Faculty
Brittany Ober
Adjunct Faculty
Jonathan Reese, MA
Adjunct Faculty

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Bachelor + Master Options in Counseling

Within LBC | Capital’s unique 4+1 program, students have the opportunity to earn their BS degree in psychology and a MA or MEd degree in their counseling program of choice. Students are invited to apply after the completion of freshman year including PSY 122, SOC 101, SOC 228 and PSY 143. The application includes a purpose statement, a writing sample, two faculty references and an interview with the selection committee will occur for acceptance. With a master’s degree, students are able to have a broader range of opportunities within the field of counseling, as they are able to counsel clients one on one and earn their LPC.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

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