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B.S. in Psychology

Pursue Your B.S. in Psychology Online or in Virginia

Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree will prepare you to better understand people and think about psychological issues logically and responsibly. Explore how the human mind can function in wholeness and learn effective theories and practices — all presented from a Christian worldview.

On Campus, Online
120+
January 11, 2021
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SHARPEN YOUR CRITICAL-THINKING SKILLS

Study psychological methods and motivations that inspire our thinking and actions.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

ALIGN YOURSELF WITH EXCELLENCE

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 & 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology degree program.

On completing the bachelor’s in psychology program at Regent you will be able to:

  • Interpret scientific research
  • Understand how personality affects human behavior
  • Prepare for postgraduate education and career advancement

Career Opportunities

  • Counseling
  • High-level Management
  • Social Work/Human Services
  • Marketing/Sales
  • Medical-related Fields
  • Ministry
$53Thousand
Mean annual wage of counselors U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Examination of the major themes in the study and practice of psychology, such as human nature, motivation, change and development, and spiritual struggles, as well as applied psychological knowledge for everyday life.

The historical and contemporary philosophical foundations of psychology with an emphasis on the interface between Christian theology and psychology. The relationship between Christian theology and secular philosophies commonly discussed in the field. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

Examination of the major theoretical perspectives related to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, spiritual, and social development in people over the life span.

Examines the major schools within personality theory with a focus on contributions and usefulness in understanding human behavior, the principal theorists from each school, the limitations of each theory, and comparisons between theoretical perspectives.

Considers the systematic process by which to conduct research as well as the various research methods that can be used to acquire and advance knowledge. Introduction to methodological concepts used in the study of society, to the formal steps of the scientific method, to various research processes, to quantitative and qualitative methods of investigation, and to the communication of research results via research reports. Prerequisite: MATH 201.

Continuation of PSYC 313. Students examine research topics and complete research projects according to American Psychological Association requirements. Students apply research and statistical principles including the use of SPSS. Prerequisite: PSYC 313 or concurrent. Students will be withdrawn if prerequisite is not successfully completed.

Survey of various categories of abnormal or deviant behavior such as developmental, personality, mood, psychophysiological, psychotic, anxiety, somatoform, chemical dependency, and dissociative disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 102 or equivalent.

Study of the biological bases of behavior with an emphasis on the role of the nervous and endocrine systems. Topics include: attention, learning and memory, sensation and perception, sleep, language, reproduction, emotions, aggressive behavior, addictions, and behavioral disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 102 or equivalent.

Study of recent research and theory in cognitive processes concerning the representation, storage, retrieval, forgetting, conditioning, learning, concept formation, problem solving, and memory.

Examines theories and research in the study of psychosocial issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural groups as well as an exploration of the relationship of race, culture, and social class in psychological development.

Survey of theories and research in the major areas of social psychology including perception, attitude change, attraction, aggression, altruism, conformity, prejudice, values, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: PSYC 313 or permission of the instructor.

Examination of the interdisciplinary connections within the subfields of psychology and interpretive philosophical models of the field with an emphasis on Christian thought and practice. Students apply intradisciplinary connections of the field and specific philosophical models to historic and current topics. Prerequisites: Psychology majors only who have completed a minimum of 6 upper-level psychology courses (18 credits).

Admission requirements vary based on the stage you’re at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $605/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$700/semester

$550/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Program Type Tuition

On-Campus Student

  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Under 12 credit hours
  • Over 18 credit hours

 

  • $8,610 (block rate)
  • $574/credit hour
  • $574/credit hour

Online Student (enrolled in 8-week classes)

  • Full-time (12* credit hours)
  • Part-time (6* credit hours)

*Average number of credits per semester.

 

  • $395/credit hour
  • $450/credit hour

RN to B.S. in Nursing Tuition

  • $295/credit hour

 

Student Fees

Fee

Amount

Description

Application Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

 

$50

One-time fee, nonrefundable

Enrollment Deposit (On-Campus Students)

Enrollment Deposit (Evening/Online Students)

$150

$50

Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)

$60

One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

University Services Fee(On-Campus Students)

University Services Fee(Online Students)

$750/semester

$600/semester

Contributes to university academic and administrative operations

 

Optional Fees

Late Payment

$100/Session

Incurred per session in the event of late tuition payment

Course Fees

Varies,
$70-200 per course

Some courses in theater, animation, cinema television or science labs carry an additional fee

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