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.

“We offer high-quality psychology and human services education through the lens of the Christian faith,” notes Dr. Richard A. Farmer. 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. “Teaching gives me the blessed opportunity to share all I have learned and discovered along the way with like-minded explorers,” says Dr. Farmer.

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 Counselor Education or may choose to begin meaningful careers helping families and individuals address stress and behavioral issues.

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 College today!

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On-Campus: August 19, 2021
Online: August 18, 2021

On-Campus Tuition & Fees
Online Per Credit: $365



Courses & Requirements:

General Education & Degree Requirements

Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS)
General Education (49-52 Credits)

General Education requirements may be fulfilled in more specific courses for certain majors. Students seeking a BA degree must complete 6 credit hours of intermediate language studies.

  • Bluefield Core* (9 Credits)
  • Composition (6 Credits)
  • Christian Studies (6 Credits)
  • Fine Arts (3 Credits)
  • History (6 Credits)
  • Literature (3 Credits)
  • Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
  • Math (6 Credits)
  • General Biology w/ Lab or Human Biology w/ Lab (4 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
  • Speech (3 Credits)


* On-Campus   ** Online

Core Requirements (48 Credits)

  • Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • History of Theories of Personality
  • 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
  • Senior Seminar
Minor or Electives (20-23 Credits)
Total Credits: 120

Career opportunities available to graduates of this program include:

Psychiatric Technician
Behavioral Researcher
Case Manager
Marriage & Family Therapist
Occupational Therapist