Jan 29, 2023
Mission & Educational Goals
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology is to provide students with an education from a holistic orientation, with particular emphasis on building practical skills that utilize basic psychological principles to enhance human performance potential and to develop characteristics that will prepare students to be positive transformational leaders.
- Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology;
- Students will understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretation;
- Students will respect and use critical and creative thinking and skeptical inquiry;
- Students will understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues;
- Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats;
- Students will recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of socio-cultural and international diversity;
- Students will develop insight into their own and others’ behavior and mental process and apply effective strategies for self-management and self-improvement;
- Students will emerge from the major with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of positions and settings, especially leadership positions and entrepreneurial settings;
- Students will demonstrate an understanding concerning the “vitalistic,” as opposed to the mechanistic, perspective on human functioning in which the mind, body and spirit operate dynamically to create quality of health and wellbeing; and
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of personal integrity and how to manage it effectively to promote excellence in the personal and professional realm.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Curriculum
Students receiving a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree must complete a minimum total of 188 quarter credit hours of instruction.
Core Curriculum Offerings
||Humanities, Health and Wellness
||25 Quarter Credit Hours
||15 Quarter Credit Hours
||Science, Mathematics and Computers
||20 Quarter Credit Hours
Total: 60 Quarter Credit Hours
Bachelor of Science Offerings
||Psychology Science Core
||50 Quarter Credit Hours
||Applied Psychology Requirements
||48 Quarter Credit Hours
||20 Quarter Credit Hours
||10 Quarter Credit Hours
Total: 128 Quarter Credit Hours
Total Bachelor of Science Requirements: 188 Quarter Credit Hours
Area IV: Psychology Core
50 Quarter Credit Hours
Area V: Applied Psychology Requirement
42 Quarter Credit Hours
And 6 Quarter Credits from one of the following groups:
Area VI: Psychology Electives
20 Quarter Credit Hours
Any PSY or PSC course in the University curriculum, not previously used toward degree requirements.
Area VII: General Electives
10 Quarter Credit Hours
Any undergraduate course, 100 level or above, not used previously.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Coaching Track)
To obtain a coaching track concentration, students are required to take the following:
Additional Completion Requirements
- Completion of at least four years of prescribed study, of which a student must earn at least 25% of coursework at Life University.
- Satisfactory completion of all psychology courses in Areas IV – VI with a minimum grade of C.
- Satisfactory completion of all courses with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.0.
- File a petition to graduate.
- Student Administrative records reviews
- Registrar Office – Complete a formal academic records review
- Complete Exit Counseling, if applicable, online at www.StudentLoans.gov
- Student Accounting – rectify any account balance