The Bachelor of Science in Psychology online program helps students build a foundation of basic psychological principles and present them in a Christian orientation together with current research findings. At NCU, we view psychology as an exciting journey into the study of one of God’s greatest creations. The emphasis of the psychology major is to equip students with a strong foundation in psychological science.

Students in the Psychology online program will study the scientific study of biological, social, and psychological factors; apply psychology to everyday experiences; learn to read, think, and write critically; and consider psychological science from a Christian perspective.

With six starts a year and 24/7 access to your courses, you are able to maintain balance in your life and stay in control of your busy schedule.

  • Courses start every 8 weeks
  • Prior college, law enforcement, military training, and more may be accepted for credit towards your degree
  • Convenient online delivery or can be combined with limited face-to-face courses one night a week in our small classroom setting
  • Benefit from highly qualified faculty

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Learning Objectives

Graduates of this program will:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge base of psychology.
  2. Demonstrate scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills.
  3. Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological explanations and practices and adopt values that build community in a diverse world.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of formats.
  5. Apply psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits.
  6. Apply Christian faith to an understanding of psychological science.


Career Opportunities

Potential jobs with a bachelor’s degree in psychology include:

  • Correctional treatment specialist
  • Child care worker
  • Parole and probation officer
  • Social and human service assistant
  • Gerontology aide
  • Research and grant writer
  • Research assistant
  • Public relations specialist

Potential careers with a graduate degree, licensure, and/or credentials include:

  • Applied behavioral analysis
  • Counseling
  • Clinical psychology
  • Social work
  • Sport psychology
  • Forensic psychology

Prerequisites for the Major


Courses within the IDS Concentration

Program Director: Nani Skaggs, Ph.D.

Ph.D., George Mason University
M.A., George Mason University
B.S., George Mason University

Dr. Nani Skaggs arrived at NCU in 2009. Her primary teaching schedule includes general psychology, human development, cognition, research methods, and biological psychology. She brings over 12 years of teaching expertise to the classroom.

Nani’s interests involve faith development in emerging adulthood and the cognitive science …

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