College of Education and Human Services

Online Studies in Psychology

J.Terrell (dean)

The mission of the College of Education and Human Services is to equip servant leaders to pursue scientific understanding and service in the helping fields in response to the great commandments of loving God and loving people.


Froman (department head)


Student Learning Outcomes

Knowledge Base of Psychology

Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.

Research Methods in Psychology 

Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology 

Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Application of Psychology 

Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Integration of Faith and Values in Psychology 

Students will be able to weigh evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and integrate a Christian worldview with psychology as a discipline.

Information and Technological Literacy 

Students will demonstrate information competence and the ability to use computers and other technology for many purposes.

Communication Skills 

Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.

Sociocultural and International Awareness 

Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity.

Personal Development 

Students will develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental processes and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement.

Career Planning and Development 

Students will emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BS) degree

1. General Education – 39 hours

English Composition - 6 hrs
Humanities/Fine Arts - 9 hrs*
Natural Science - 3 hrs
Mathematics - 3 hrs
Natural Science/Math - 3 hrs
Social/Behavioral Science - 6 hrs
Health/Physical Education - 3 hrs
Biblical Studies - 6 hrs**

These hours are in addition and separate from the hours in the program requirements.

*Maximum 8 hours in one discipline

** If you have not had Biblical Studies courses, online options are available at JBU -- talk with your advisor if you need to fulfill this requirement.

2. Courses specified by this program - 39 hours

COR 1103 Orientation to Learning
PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology
PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSY 2393 Research Methods
PSY 2413 Developmental Psychology
PSY 3203 Psychological Testing
PSY 3423 Social Psychology
PSY 3493 Research Seminar
PSY 4213 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 4333 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 4343 Theories of Learning
PSY 4493 Seminar in Psychology

3. Additional approved college credit (hours outside of the program) - 46 hours

These hours should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Requirements for minor in Psychology

Student must successfully complete 12 hours.

PSY 1013 Introductory Psychology

PSY 2233 Theories of Counseling

PSY 2413 Developmental Psychology

PSY 3423 Social Psychology

Note: Maximum 3 hours of transfer credit allowed

Google™ Translate: