Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Online)

About the Degree

This program sets high and clear expectations, promotes active learning, and provides students with timely feedback on their progress. Students can expect a balanced curriculum that includes a required introductory course, methodology courses, advanced content courses, and an integrating capstone experience. The undergraduate psychology program produces graduates who think scientifically, speak and write well, and respect and appreciate others.

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

Students can choose between a general, Christian Counseling or Marriage and Family track.

View the Degree Completion Plans:

Bachelor of Arts to Master of Arts in Psychology Program

(100% Online and Residential)


In addition to the traditional Bachelor of Arts in Psychology offerings, HBU is pleased to offer the Psychology 5-year Bachelors to Masters (BA to MAP) program.

The accelerated MAP offers the same critical examination of the field of psychology as the standard undergraduate track, but also provides the student the opportunity to begin working toward a Masters of Arts in Psychology during their senior year. Students who are accepted into this degree plan will complete two graduate level courses during their final semester as an undergraduate.

Offered entirely online or residentially, this degree plan allows students to complete both a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Psychology in a five-year period. This program provides students with an excellent opportunity to start a terminal degree in psychology a full year sooner than the traditional track. Students cannot choose this program as Freshman, but can apply once they reach Sophomore status. Students will apply during their Junior year (minimum 60 credit hours) for admission into the program for their Senior year.


Admission Requirements

Students are required to submit transcripts showing they achieved a high school general or advanced diploma or a GED with passing scores. (Waived if student has 32 credit hours or more of transfer credit)

Students must submit all college transcripts from any previously attended institutions. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the college or university that awarded the bachelor’s degree to be considered official. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted, including postbaccalaureate or graduate-level transcripts.

You may be accepted with unofficial transcripts by emailing copies to; however, you must submit the official transcripts in a sealed envelope from the school or through an approved electronic service by your second semester.

Mailing address:
Houston Baptist University
Attention: Online Admissions Verification
7502 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77074-3298

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Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees.