Psychology Major (BA/BS)

The undergraduate Psychology discipline at DBU provides a Christ-centered quality higher education in the field of psychology, which encourages undergraduate students to integrate psychology with the teachings of Christianity. Majoring in psychology provides students with an overview of the psychology field and an in-depth study of selected areas and subjects in this multi-faceted discipline. The curriculum features courses in the history and systems of psychology as well as research-oriented subjects. While the integration of psychology and Christianity is a vital concern in each class, a whole course is devoted to addressing psychology and Christianity. Graduates with a major in psychology prepared for entry-level positions in business, education, industry, the mental health field, and other related areas where a psychology background is either required or enhances the individual's employment qualifications. Additionally, DBU graduates are prepared for graduate work in psychology or counseling, leading to professional careers in those fields.

** Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.  

Psychology Concentrations:

  • General Psychology 
  • Child Life Specialist 
  • Clinical Psychology 
  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Program Testimonial

Megan Babler | Kenya/Nothern Illinois

"During my senior year of high school, I discovered my passion for mental health. Through personal and societal circumstances, I began to realize the growing need for stable and helpful mental health professionals in our country. A few years after being in college, I realized that I desired to work in the field of forensics, and that has been my area of study ever since. While this is a difficult field, I believe in the importance of bringing light into dark places by any means necessary, and I am grateful that the Lord has given me the grace, capacity, and opportunity to pursue a degree in this field. My studies at DBU have assisted me greatly; whether it be peers or professors, I am continuously pushed to be and do my best."
Megan Babler

Designed to Meet Your Needs

Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • Classroom
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Credit Hour Overview

As required for all Bachelor’s degrees, students must complete the following:

  • General Studies Courses (i.e., English, History, Mathematics)
  • Designated Courses in the Chosen Major
  • Electives*
    • Lower-Level Electives (1000-2000 level courses)
    • Upper-Level Electives (3000-4000 level courses)
  • 42 Hours of Upper-Level Courses must be completed as part of all bachelor’s degrees
  • Minimum Total Credit Hours Required: 120 Credit Hours**

*Courses chosen by the student that will count toward a bachelor's degree, but may not be directly related to the degree program being pursued.
**Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.

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Accelerated Degrees

For undergraduate students studying psychology, an accelerated degree is an excellent option for highly motivated students who desire an accelerated 5-year program for earning their Bachelor's and Master's degrees.

Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities to earn course credit.