Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Science

Jessup University’s Psychology program provides students with the opportunity to study human behavior and relationships from a Christian worldview. The program prepares students for graduate school, as well as providing students with a solid foundation for a wide range of vocational careers, including human service work, social work, and ministry.





The program equips individuals with critical thinking skills that are scripturally based and methods that are culturally relevant and clinically sound. For some, the major will provide foundational studies in preparation for graduate school in the helping professions. Graduates who seek advanced education typically choose advanced studies in psychology, counseling, or social work. Others will apply this degree to work within mental health settings immediately after graduation and/or utilize the relational skills gained in this program in a wide range of careers, including business, human services, and ministry.

Leaders in the psychology department value the development of a Christian worldview in all graduates, academic excellence in teaching and learning, and continuous transformation toward wholeness in both the professors and the students.

> Critically analyze and engage with historical, contemporary, and enduring questions of the human experience.

> Understand fundamental concepts and methodologies in the humanities, the sciences and mathematics/statistics, and the social sciences; apply these methods to the analysis of complex problems.

> Discover and analyze primary and secondary sources relevant to specific research questions in particular academic disciplines.

> Recognize and respond to social justice issues, locally and globally; enact ethics-based approaches in study and work.

> Write well and present information clearly for specific audiences in appropriate forms and media.

> Demonstrate the ability to apply intercultural knowledge and competence by meaningfully and ethically engaging others.

Program Courses (Courses for on-campus and online modalities are identical).

  • Core Courses (53 Units)
    • PSYC102 | Psychology and Christian Thought
    • PSYC230 | Psychology of Relationships
    • PSYC300 | Personality Theory
    • PSYC332 | Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • PSYC333 | Human Sexuality
    • PSYC351 | Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY390 | Research Statistics for the Social Sciences
    • PSYC392 | Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    • PSYC410 | Cognitive Psychology
    • PSYC452 | Biopsychology
    • PSYC475a and 475b | Field Work in Psychology
    • PSYC498 | Applied Integration Capstone
    • PSYC498 | Applied Integration Capstone
      • PSYC203 | Social Psychology
      • PSYC460 | Professional Skills
      • PSYC331 | Counseling Skills
    • Psychology Electives (15 units)

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

Psychology Minor Courses (19 units)

  • PSYC102 | Psychology and Christian Thought
  • PSYC141 | Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC230 | Psychology of Relationships
  • PSYC300 | Personality Theory and Therapy
  • PSYC351 | Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC452 | Biopsychology (4 units)

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

Considering the Jessup Online experience? Please take a look below to explore some of the differences between this program on-campus and online.

  • 15 week classes
  • Organically build face-to-face community in a central location
  • Finance your education through grants, loans, and Jessup aid
  • Participate in spontaneous events, study groups, and activities
  • Drop in during faculty office hours 
  • Peruse our two-story collection of Library print resources and conveniently access equipment 
  • Explore local job and internship opportunities
  • Meet side-by-side with peer tutors 
  • 7 week classes (Full-time is 2 courses per session and 4 courses per semester)
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Study from the comfort of home, on your own schedule
  • Participate in a flexible, 100% online learning environment
  • Finance your education with grants, loans, and limited Jessup aid
  • Engage in class discussions
  • Connect personally with faculty 
  • Learn and grow alongside classmates with similar goals and dreams 
  • Access the Library’s vast archive of books, journals, and audiovisual materials
  • Explore the Academic Achievement Center’s online resources, including tutoring, success coaching, and appointments with the Writing Center and Office of Career & Life Planning

Erin Ambrose, Ph.D., LMFT

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