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Grace College Online Education

Psychology, BS


There are approximately 150 different specialty areas within the field of psychology. The variety of specialty areas and career opportunities within psychology makes it one of the most popular and dynamic undergraduate degrees.

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree completion program at Grace College is designed to prepare you for entry-level roles or graduate studies. You will receive a strong foundational education on the intricacies of the human personality, all from a biblical perspective.

Pursue your career goals and learn from expert faculty who have practical experience and are engaged in research. Your learning takes place in a convenient, online-learning environment.

At A Glance

  • Next Start Date October 14
  • Course Delivery 100% Online
  • Credit Hours 60
  • Degree Bachelor of Science
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  • MAT 3200 Probability & Statistics

    Credit Hours: 3

    This is an introductory course in probability and statistics. Topics covered include probability theorems and models, statistical techniques, and practices for applying statistical techniques in the world around us.

  • HUM 2000 Global Perspectives

    Credit Hours: 3

    In this course, students engage divergent outlooks from around the world, grappling with cultural differences and presuppositions. Defining literary works, films and guest speakers from different continents set the stage for literary and cultural discussions. This course will also provide a framework for understanding God’s heart for the nations.

  • BHS 1200 Foundations of Behavioral Science

    Credit Hours: 3

    Orientation to Grace College and online learning. Considerable emphasis on learning and using the APA writing style for Behavioral Sciences.

  • BHS 2400 Research Methods in Social Sciences

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introductory study of the principles and techniques of investigation and data collection in the social sciences. The course will deal with techniques of organizing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting such data. Three hours.

  • PSY 3260 Biblical Psychology

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will examine the relationship between the fields of psychology and theology. A theory of integration will be presented, along with discussions concerning specific “psychological” topics (i.e. self-esteem, etc.) from a biblical vantage point. Three hours.

  • PSY 4200 Integrative Application Project

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides learners with the opportunity to further develop the capacity to properly and effectively use concepts from the Psychology program in realistic problem solving settings. Students will demonstrate mastery of material through a research-based project.

  • PSY 1100 Introduction to Psychology

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to psychology as the study of human behavior. Basic principles of psychology will be explored including the process of learning, memory, perception, sensation, motivation, and emotion. Personal and social aspects of human development will be emphasized. Three hours.

  • PSY 3380 Theories of Personality

    Credit Hours: 3

    An introduction to the major theories of personality and how it develops, including psychoanalysis, humanistic, existential, and behavioristic approaches. Three hours.

  • SOC 3560 Victimology

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide an extensive overview of the principles and concepts of traditional and modern victimologists. This course will further examine victimology, analysis of victimization patterns and trends, and theoretical reasoning and responses to criminal victimization. In addition, this course explores the role of victimology in the criminal justice system, examining the consequences of victimization and the various remedies now available for victims. Three hours.

  • PSY 2170 Abnormal Psychology

    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of mental and emotional disorders, their symptomatology, classification, and methods of treatment. Special attention is given to a Christian approach to mental health. Three hours.

  • PSY 2360 Child and Adolescent Psychology

    Credit Hours: 3

    A psychological study covering the life span from early childhood to the adult stage. This course stresses practical applications for working in family, educational, and counseling settings. Three hours.

  • PSY 3440 Process/Techniques of Counseling

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course develops a theoretical base for evaluating human problems within a biblical framework. Once this has been accomplished, practical techniques will be discussed to help counselors structure the counseling session and implement change. Three hours.

  • PSY 3550 Health Psychology

    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will develop an appreciation of the interaction and relationship between biological, psychological and social factors that influence one’s physical health and health behaviors. This course will examine lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, stress, substance abuse and individual motivational factors. Additionally, this course will assess how psychological research, theories and principles apply to health promotion, health care issues and chronic illness. Three hours.

  • PSY 3600 Motivation and Emotion

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is a study of the process of motivation and emotion and how they impact behavior and choices that people make every day. This course will study the research on the psychological and physiological aspects of motivation and emotion and the impact that those aspects have on behavior. The course will provide the student with a framework to view motivation and emotion that can help process difficult questions about human behavior such as “why are some people more emotional than others?”, and “is it possible to create environments that increase the motivation of another human?”. Three hours.

  • PSY 2600 Multicultural Psychology

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course studies the relationship between identity development and primary culture(s). A variety of ethnic, social, religious, and cultural group norms are considered along with an examination of the extent of influence these may have on the individual. The environmental factors that impact people such as global markets, Internet collaborations, and multicultural neighborhoods are examined. Three hours.

  • BHS 4050 Addictive Treatment

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical understanding of addictive disorders. The topics covered in this class will include sexual, gambling and other addictive disorders. In addition, this course will examine the addictive process and relevant treatment issues in working with a variety of addictive disorders.

  • PSY 2700 Psychology of Religion

    Credit Hours: 3

    An overview of the research into the psychology of religion as it related to biological, social, moral, and personal behavior. This course provides a theoretical framework for assessing religion, for exploring the development and role of personal faith through the lifespan, and for understanding the various aspects of religion such as conversion, transformation, mysticism, health, and psychopathology.

  • SOC 2100 Marriage and Family

    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the family as a basic social institution with its cultural variations. Emphasis is upon premarital and marital factors that contribute to a successful marriage or family disorganization. Christian ideals for wholesome courtship and family living are stressed.

  • SOC 3230 Substance Use and Abuse

    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to give the student a theoretical and practical understanding of addictive disorders. At the completion of this course the student will be able to define several key concepts relative to addictions and the disease of chemical dependency, have a workable knowledge of the concepts of withdrawal tolerance and drug interactions as they relate to commonly abused drugs, and have gained a general knowledge of concepts, methods, and techniques in the area of addictive disorders, substance abuse, and/or chemical dependency.

Tuition & Fees

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How Much Will I Pay for My Degree?
2019-20 BS Psychology Tuition (per credit hour) $417
2019-20 Online Course Fee (per online class) $150

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How to Apply

In order to be considered for enrollment in a Bachelor’s program at Grace, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. Below is a list of the requirements for the program.

  • 60 prior college credit hours (some life and career experiences may be substituted for credit hours)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Complete the application process

Step 1: Online Application

After all parts of your application have been completed and received in our enrollment office, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.

Step 2: Transcript Request

Submit official transcripts from ALL postsecondary institutions that you have attended. The transcripts must come directly from the school. Complete the top section of the Transcript Request/Student Evaluation form below and send it to the Registrar of each postsecondary school you have attended (you may need more than one of these forms). The registrar will complete the remainder of the form and return it with a copy of your official transcripts directly to the School of Professional and Online Education or to

Step 3: Acceptance Process

When all of the steps have been completed, you will be advised of the Admissions Committee’s decision. The Admissions Committee may request that you submit additional materials and/or that you interview with a representative of the College.

Step 4: Credit Agreement

Upon acceptance, please fill out the credit agreement.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Start August 1
  • Spring Start December 1
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Unlocked Opportunities

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Addictions Counselor

Average Salary (2018) $42,150

Case Manager

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Community Service Manager

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Human Services Assistant

Average Salary (2018) $31,810

Rehabilitation Counselors

Average Salary (2018) $34,670

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Furthering Your Career in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Upon graduation, you will be eligible for consideration into the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. The online Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program is committed to Scripture as the foundation for truth in each course with a complementary understanding of the truths in psychology and the social sciences. The program is further committed to the professional and interpersonal development of the student which is essential for effective counseling practice.

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