Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology from Belhaven provides a foundation of knowledge in the major subfields of psychology and prepares students for future study and work in this field.

This psychology major will introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian context and will develop the students' abilities to understand and to apply psychology. Many degrees in psychology are founded solely on secular principles, but Belhaven incorporates the biblical worldview into its coursework. Psychology classes include everything from research, applied and social psychology and counseling theory to statistics for the behavioral sciences, abnormal psychology and theories of personality.



The bachelor in psychology degree from Belhaven can lead to rewarding and purposeful jobs like: child protection worker, director of volunteer services, group home coordinator, veterans' advisor, case worker, family service worker, social service director, affirmative action officer, drug/substance abuse counselor, residential youth counselor, community relations officer, program manager, rehabilitation advisor, counselor aide, mental retardation unit manager and hospital patient service.

Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
PSY203 General Psychology 3
PSY331 Theories of Personality 3
PSY332 Learning & Memory 3
PSY243 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY312 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY304 Statistics 3
PSY340 Counseling Theory and Techniques 3
PSY352 Social Psychology 3
PSY355 Introduction to Psychological Research 3
PSY353 Community Psychology 3
PSY420 Crosscultural / International Psychology 3
PSY461 Psychology from a Christian Perspective 3
WVC401 Kingdom Life 3
Total Core 39
Must pick 2 out of 4 electives
PSY342 Psychology for the Exceptional Child 3
PSY343 Helping Children and Adolescents 3
PSY362 Addictions/Substance Abuse 3
PSY442 Psychology of Health and Well-Being 3
Psychology Electives 6
General Education 40
Other Electives 39
Total Degree 124