Psychology (BA and Minor)

HBU offers a quality undergraduate psychology program. The program sets high and clear expectations, promotes active learning, and provides students with timely feedback on their progress. Students who major in psychology can expect a balanced curriculum that includes a required introductory course, methodology courses, advanced content courses and an integrating capstone experience. Students who minor in psychology can expect to take core courses that are foundational to each discipline. Furthermore, the elective offerings within the psychology minor allow students to tailor their learning in a way that best complements their chosen major. By providing multiple settings for learning, including classroom, computer laboratory, informal and formal contacts with faculty and peers, field placement, externships and co-curricular activities (e.g. Psi Chi honor society), the undergraduate psychology program produces graduates who think scientifically, speak and write well, and respect and appreciate others.

Advantages and Opportunities

Coursework in psychology provides much of the liberal arts foundation you will receive at HBU – a foundation that will prepare you for many different career fields by teaching you interpersonal, analytical, and critical-thinking skills required in any professional environment. But more importantly, these courses will lead you to a higher wisdom in understanding life, people and the world around you.


This program allows you to choose a specialty area in which you can gain specialized knowledge. The choices include: Christian Counseling and Marriage and Family Studies. The BA Psychology program with these two specialties are also offered 100% online.

View the Online BA-Psychology Christian Counseling Track

View the Online BA- Psychology Marriage and Family Studies Track

After Graduation

The bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology does not prepare the graduate for immediate placement as a professional psychologist. Consequently, students who wish to become professional psychologists must be prepared to do graduate study. HBU offers a variety of different graduate degrees that prepare students for careers within the field of psychology.

What Next?

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Psychology Minor listed below – 

The Psychology Minor 
PSYC 1313 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2364 Abnormal Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
PSYC 3313 Human Growth and Development
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
PSYC 4310 History and Theoretical Systems
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
Only one of the following courses (Prerequisites: PSYC 1313; BIOL 1404 or higher)
PSYC 4322 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 4353 Physiological Psychology 3
CORE – 15 hrs
Electives (6 hrs; one upper-level and one lower-level psychology elective)
PSYC 2325 Dating and Intimate Relationships 3
PSYC 2330 Human Sexuality 3
PSYC 2340 Health Psychology
(Also offered as KINE 2340)
PSYC 3305 Psychology of Personality
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
PSYC 4316 Child Psychopathology
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
PSYC 4323 Theories of Counseling
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
PSYC 4326 Psychology of Dying, Bereavement, and Counseling 3
PSYC 4330 Psychology of Learning 3
PSYC 4332 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 4334 Psychology of Religion 3
PSYC 4360 Cultural Psychology
(Prerequisite: PSYC 1313)
Total hours in the Minor 21 hrs