Psychology, Online B.S.

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100% online

Because this program is fully online, you can strive towards your degree no matter where you are. This degree allows you the flexibility to work while you continue your education.

$325 per credit hour

All JBU Online degrees are $325 per credit hour with NO hidden fees. 

No prior credits needed

You do not need a minimum number of credit hours to enroll. You can can earn a full bachelor's degree completely online! 

Learn how people think and act.

You'll be working with people no matter what industry you work in or what your profession is. JBU's online Bachelor of Science in Psychology will help you communicate effectively and understand human behavior.

In our program, you will study the science, language, literature and principles of psychology while considering the relationship between psychology and biblical truth. Whether you hope to become a counselor, manage a team or market a new product, understanding human behavior is critical to communicating effectively and reaching your full potential in whatever profession you choose.

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What to expect as a psychology major at JBU


Publish your research

Submit your capstone empirical research project for publication in the psychology department's online journal of undergraduate research: Initial Forays in Psychological Science.


Get field experience

You'll gain field experience through placements in a variety of off-campus organizations and ministries where you observe professionals in their fields.


Work with accessible professors

JBU’s psychology professors actively challenge you to consider the relationship between biblical truth and psychological truth through rigorous coursework and research projects.

Key Psychology Courses

Introductory Psychology

The scientific study of human behavior and mental processes including the brain and behavior, consciousness, learning and memory, development, sociocultural processes, emotions, stress and health responses, psychopathology, and treatment methods in psychological science. Students are introduced to theory, research, and practice as the foundations of modern psychology. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Orientation to Psychology

Designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills that will enable them to make intelligent choices about their future in the discipline. Topics for discussion include the changing nature of psychology, departmental resources and goals, career development, and graduate studies. Not required of majors who upon matriculation to JBU have completed more than 12 transferable hours in psychology.


Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

A study of the essential statistical techniques needed to analyze experimental data and understand current research publications with applications in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include graphing, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics and hypothesis testing (using correlation, regression, t-tests, ANOVA, and chi square). Extensive use of statistical software for both calculation and enhancing conceptual understanding and critical thinking.

Research Methods

An introduction to research methods in psychology that stresses critical thinking about methodological issues. Research skills are developed in hypothesis construction, research design, interpretation of statistical results, scientific writing, library and internet research, and presentation of results to a professional audience.

Research Seminar

An opportunity for students to develop research skills in a content area with the goal of completing and presenting an empirical research project. Members of the class also produce the departmental online undergraduate research journal. Meets the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement of the Core Curriculum.

Abnormal Psychology

The nature, causes, and treatment of maladaptive behavior including personality disorders, psychoses, reactions to stress, anxiety disorders, and other dysfunctions. Includes a review of diagnostic techniques, biological and psychological therapies, preventive programs and other strategies of intervention.

I chose JBU online for many reasons. My first reason was that JBU offered my major: psychology. Second, the courses were online which, with a full-time job, being a mother and a wife, trying to make on-campus courses seemed impossible and, honestly, terrifying... I feel as though my degree has always helped me to understand others... Not only does my degree help in this regard, it allows me to understand how the brain functions.

Brittany Mangold '20


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