Biola University

Online B.S. in Applied Psychology

Biola University Online's Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology program is designed to provide students with a broad knowledge of fundamental psychology theories while incorporating a Christian worldview that prepares them to minister in real world situations. Learn more about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology

School Offering Program:

Biola University Online

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Those considering the BS in Applied Psychology program should have an interest in the psychological sciences and be interested in a career ministering in real-life situations. Applicants to Biola University Online should have already earned a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Biola University Online's BS in Applied Psychology program have the opportunity to study human behavior as well as gain a biblical understanding of human nature. Once enrolled, students have the opportunity to study psychology principles and research methods through online courses that can be completed in 7 weeks. Topics addressed in the program's concentration courses include abnormal, experimental, developmental, and cognitive psychology; counseling techniques; integrating psychological beliefs and the Christian faith; and personalities. The core courses include topics in the Old and New Testament, Christian theology, and Christian thought. A capstone course is also part of the program's major requirements, and this program can be completed entirely online in as little as 24 months.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

120 credits.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Contact the Biola University Online to learn more about financial aid options.

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Coursework for a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology:

Students in Biola University's BS in Applied Psychology program will take a combination of major/concentration, Bible/theology, general education, and elective courses. Some of the major courses include:

  • Counseling Techniques
  • Theories of Personality
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Psychology and Christian Thought
  • Psychological Health and Wellness

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Biola's online applied psychology program could decide to continue their education by entering an advanced degree program. A master's degree might be needed to begin working in some positions in this field, or it may be necessary for career advancement. Master's degree options for graduates include those in the psychology, counseling, and marriage and family therapy fields.

Potential Career Paths:

Once they have completed the online BS in Applied Psychology program offered by Biola, graduates could be prepared to pursue entry-level positions in a variety of fields. Some of the careers they could consider include:

  • Applied behavioral analyst
  • Human resource specialist
  • Career counselor
  • Case manager
  • Community service manager
  • Probation officer
  • Substance abuse counselor

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