Explore Below the Surface of Human Behavior
Learn what makes humans tick through this flexible online degree program designed to provide in-depth insight into human behavior. As you explore the field’s concepts and applications, ACU Online’s vibrant, Christ-centered community supports your dynamic, curious nature.
Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.
About the Program
Grow your understanding of human behavior with ACU’s fully online BS in Psychology. Challenge yourself through general courses designed to broaden your mindset, specialize your knowledge with selections covering psychology’s practical applications in industrial, clinical and other settings, and uplift your community through dedicated, purposeful service.
All the Details on Your Degree
Whether you’re looking for immediate career options or a foundation for graduate school, an online BS in Psychology degree from ACU can lead you into a rewarding future.
Total: 128 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 53 hours (up to 19 hours in electives)
Cognition and Learning
Teams and Team Leadership
History of Theories in Psychology
Upcoming Start Dates
March 8, 2022
May 3, 2022
Common Job Titles
Social and Human Service Assistant
Social and Community Service Manager
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Market Research Analyst
Training and Development Manager
Curriculum and Format
The human mind and its connection to behavior unfold in greater detail through 72 credit hours covering general psychology degree courses, psychology selections and electives.
Providing a multifaceted introduction to psychology, courses cover:
- the science of mental processes and human behavior;
- developmental psychology, including cognitive, biological, moral and psychosocial changes along the human lifespan;
- the physiological aspects of psychology, with focus on the nervous system, brain and genetics and their context within behavior and memory;
- cognition and learning, from perception and memory to intelligence;
- experimental psychology methods and how researchers use these theories to observe mental processes and human actions;
- psychological measurement, including scale development and evaluation;
- social psychology, such as intersocial stimulation and related consequences;
- abnormal psychology, from types of psychopathologies to causes and treatments;
- statistics in psychology research;
- counseling theories and practices; and
- the history of psychology and its major theories and systems.
Selections highlight psychology’s many applications, helping you envision what you’ll do with your degree and your path post-graduation. Explore the effects of stress on emotional health, conflict management, applied sports psychology, psychology within the Christian spiritual experience, the influence of behavior on health, team leadership and development and child psychology.
To produce well-rounded, inquisitive graduates, online Bachelor’s in Psychology students must additionally complete 56 credit hours of general education courses. Any college-level subjects previously taken can help fulfill these requirements. Learn more about transferring your credits toward your degree at ACU.
Meet the Program Director
Stephanie Wanamaker is the program director and assistant professor for the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Psychology from California Baptist University. After years of online teaching and serving as a youth counselor, she felt called to dive deeper into her work in higher education with the goal of enhancing the student experience. She enjoys seeing students flourish in their understanding of psychology as they travel through their academic journey and pursue their careers. With her passion for teaching online, Stephanie aims to provide a learning experience for students that fosters meaningful relationships, so that they develop the skills for successful careers after graduation.
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