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BS in Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Regent University is designed to teach students fundamental concepts in human behavior, including how to think critically about the biological and social factors that influence our thoughts and actions. Read more about this bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to the BS in Psychology program at Regent University should be interested in learning about the biological sciences as well as the research methods needed to pursue work in the field. Applicants to all Regent University bachelor's degree programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

The BS in Psychology program at Regent University is designed to allow students the chance to explore the psychological methods and intrinsic motivations that inspire our thinking and our action as human beings. The coursework introduces students to the theories, practices, case studies, and experiments that have shaped our understanding of the human mind. Taught through a Christian perspective, students may learn how to think and talk about psychological issues in our society in a manner that is logical and responsible. The program is designed to equip students with the research skills and the fundamental knowledge of psychology needed in order to become a professional in a psychology-related field or to pursue additional education.

Learning Format:

On campus and online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology:

The BS in Psychology program is comprised of general education courses, general elective courses, major requirement courses, and major elective courses - for a total of 120 credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Introduction to Bible
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Introduction to Christian History and Thought
  • English Composition
  • Research and Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, and the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Regent Foundations of Success
    • Public Speaking
  • Students choose one of following courses:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • US History I to 1877
    • US History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Psychology Major Courses (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Philosophical Foundations
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Research Methods
  • Data Analysis
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Multicultural Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Capstone Seminar in Ethics & Professional Identity

Major Elective Courses (15 credits)

  • Students choose 15 credits worth of 300-level or higher psychology courses

General Elective Courses (20 credits)

  • Students choose 20 credits worth of general electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Students that earn their BS in Psychology from Regent University may consider continuing their education to earn a master's degree in psychology or a related field. Earning a more advanced degree could potentially lead to increased responsibilities in a professional setting or may introduce individuals to new career paths. Master's programs that students might consider include:

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Human Services

Career Paths

Students that successfully earn their BS in Psychology from Regent University may have gained the research and critical thinking skills needed to pursue an entry-level career in a psychology-related field. Students may consider positions such as:

  • Market researcher
  • Social work assistant
  • Human resource officer
  • Childcare worker
  • Laboratory assistant

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