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Psychology & Human Services (BA/BS) Program Overview

The innovative hybrid psychology and human services (PSY/HS) degree program delivers a strong faith- and heart-centered foundation for students who value both. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for the workplace.

The psychology and human services major focuses on fundamental psychology concepts as well as statistical principles concerning human experience and behavior. Our faculty members offer a variety of perspectives in education and practice and make themselves available to every student. Our goal is to serve our majors.

Career Ready or Graduate School

The major also includes the opportunity for an internship to gain critical real-world experience. Once you complete the psychology and human services degree, students are prepared for graduate school such as the Master of Arts degree in Counseling, or the Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Services. Students may also choose to begin meaningful careers helping families and individuals address stress and behavioral issues in the workplace.

If you’re called to explore human behavior through relationships, mental processes, and environmental variables, we want to meet you. Make your plans to visit Bluefield University today!

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Tuition: $395 Per Credit Hour
On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Next Start: July 2024 (Online)
Next Start: August 2024 (On-Campus)
Time to Complete: 2-4 years*

* Time to complete can be reduced with prior learning and transfer credits

Available Grants & Scholarships

Focus on fundamental psychology concepts.
Help others as you explore human behaviors.
Gain real world experience through internships.

Courses & Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS)
General Education (39-41 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors

  • Bluefield Core (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (6 Credits)
  • Composition (3 Credits)
  • Health & Physical Activity (3 Credits)
  • Humanities – Fine Arts, History, Literature (6 Credits)
  • Math/Natural Science (3-4 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)
  • Degree-Specific Requirements (6-7 Credits)
    • B.A. Foreign Language or Cultural Understanding (6 Credits)
    • B.S. Math/Science Courses (6-7 Credits)
Core Requirements (42 Credits)

  • Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Family Dynamics
  • Social Research
  • Understanding Addiction & Addictive Behavior
  • Human Diversity
  • Human Sexuality
  • Case Management
  • Tests & Measurements
  • History & Systems
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Group Dynamics
  • Internship
Electives (30-34 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Psychiatric Technician
Behavioral Researcher
Case Manager
Probation/Parole Officer
Employment Counselor
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