Applied Psychology Degree with Criminal Justice Concentration

The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology degree program 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 degree 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 psychology degrees are founded solely on secular principles, but Belhaven incorporates the biblical worldview into its coursework. This psychology degree program includes everything from research, applied and social psychology and counseling theory to statistics for the behavioral sciences, abnormal psychology and theories of personality.

Adding a criminal justice concentration to Belhaven’s Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology is ideal for adults who want to focus on leadership within the judicial and correctional system. As part of Belhaven’s online format, this degree fits into any busy, working adults schedule while providing students with the tools to succeed.

The criminal justice classes emphasize the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication, research based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, communication and business fundamentals.


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.

B.A. in Applied Psychology Degree with a Criminal Justice concentration Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
PSY203 General Psychology 3
PSY243 Human Growth and Development 3
PSY312 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY304 Statistics 3
PSY331 Theories of Personality 3
PSY332 Learning & Memory 3
PSY340 Counseling Theory and Techniques 3
PSY352 Social Psychology 3
PSY355 Introduction to Psychological Research 3
PSY461 Psychology from a Christian Perspective 3
PSY420 Crosscultural/International Psychology 3
PSY353 Community Psychology 3
Total Core 36
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 42
  Total Degree 124
Criminal Justice Concentration
CJU320 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
CJU407 Criminology 3
CJU412 Police Organizations 3
CJU419 Justice and Society 3