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Psychology

King University’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology program explores the crossroad science of cultural mind, individual behavior, cognition, and the organic brain. Integrating the Christian faith, psychology theories, and experiential learning, the program deepens students’ understanding of the intricacies of human behavior. It also helps students develop critical thinking, evidence-based practice, research, and communication skills that are valuable for immediate careers in various fields such as human services and case management.

Why Choose King University’s Psychology Major?

Online and On-Campus Program Options

With online and on-campus program options, the BS in Psychology degree is designed to be a flexible program that meets the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Both the online and on-campus learning formats ensure academic rigor and an engaging learning experience. Whether students live around our Tennessee campus or in other states, they can earn an accredited psychology degree from King University.

Prefer distance learning? Learn more about the online BS in Psychology program.

Supportive Psychology Faculty

King University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology program maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio which allows our professors to allocate more time and resources to foster student success. With a passion for teaching, psychology faculty are accessible and supportive, helping students overcome the struggles they might encounter during the program. They also offer individualized instruction and mentorship opportunities for academic and career development.

Experiential Learning

Emphasizing practical experience, psychology majors have numerous opportunities to participate in real-world learning. During the program of study, traditional on-campus students can have an immersive experience of a group therapy session and conduct undergraduate research with the opportunity to present at regional conferences. Recent majors have presented their research at the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference, and Southeastern Psychological Association.

To prepare for career success, students in the traditional on-campus psychology program are also encouraged to gain field experience through internships at mental health facilities, school systems, crisis prevention organizations, non-profit organizations, local businesses, and correction facilities.

BS in Psychology Program Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree requires students to complete at least 124 credit hours of coursework which consists of 42 credits of the core curriculum, 46 credits of major requirements, and 36 credits of electives.

To help students develop strong research skills for future careers or graduate study, the major coursework includes an independent research project where students can conduct their original research on relevant topics. At the end of the program, students need to pass a Comprehensive Assessment—Major Field Achievement Test (MFAT)—to demonstrate their knowledge in cognition, clinical/abnormal, perception/physiology, and social/developmental psychology.

Some example courses of the Psychology major requirements include:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology*
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Research Methods and Measurement in Psychology
  • Individual Research Project
  • Lifespan Development
  • Abnormal Psychology

Course offerings are subject to change. Review the detailed BS in Psychology curriculum. The program curriculum is slightly different for the Adult and Graduate Studies and Online learning.

* The Human Anatomy and Physiology course is only offered in the traditional BS in Psychology program.

Psychology Degree Career Opportunities

King University’s BS in Psychology is a very versatile degree that can prepare students to join the workforce upon graduation in various fields or continue graduate study in psychology, seminary, medicine, law, and education.

Graduates with a bachelor’s degree in psychology can pursue career opportunities in many different professions that are related to human services:

  • Case workers in social welfare programs
  • Youth workers
  • Child care workers
  • Business managers
  • Personnel officers
  • Government specialists

Admission Requirements

Applicants to King University’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology program need to submit the following materials for admission:

  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher education previously attended
  • An official high school transcript demonstrating a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 on a 4.0 scale (only for any student who has not completed an associate or bachelor’s degree)
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional)

Learn more about the admission requirements and process.

Laptop Requirement

A laptop computer with Microsoft Office 365, wireless, and webcam capability is required. Microsoft Office 365 is available to all King students to load on the PC or Mac and is accessible at Office.com using their King University credentials.

Learn More about the Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology

Ready to explore the mysteries of the human mind and behavior? Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program today to foster your ability to apply fundamental psychological theories and versatile skills such as critical thinking and communication to real-world situations.

Have more questions about the Psychology major? Contact our faculty.

Psychology Faculty
Logan Love
Assistant Professor of Psychology