16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
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.
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Bible & Theology 4 Credits
Arts & Sciences 43 Credits
Psychology 29 Credits
Psychology Electives 6 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
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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).
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:
PSY 122 Group Psychotherapy
PSY 143 History and Systems of Psychology
PSY 211 Personality Theory
PSY 332 Psychopathology
PSY 333 Multicultural Psychology
PSY 335 Research Methods
PSY 351 Therapy Lab
PSY 415 Practicum
PSY 444 Social Psychology
PSY 496 Capstone Thesis I
PSY 497 Capstone Thesis II
Visit the catalog for the complete listing and descriptions.
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.
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.