Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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The degree is offered online with some face-to-face opportunities for learning, networking, and hands-on experience. All of Jakes Divinity School students will have face-to-face residency opportunities twice a year. The first is during the International Leadership Summit each spring of a given degree program. Students will arrive on site of the summit the Sunday evening prior and remain for a week until the end of the summit. The second residency will likely take place in Dallas, TX, at Jakes Divinity School in the fall of each year.

Our Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a concentration in Human Development seeks to enhance students’ understanding of human nature with an emphasis on human development across the life span from both a secular world view as well as a Christian perspective.

A truly hybrid learning experience, your classes will combine online learning sessions that are accessible according to your schedule as well as face to face class-time and live video conferencing.  Because a Jakes Divinity School experience is paramount, we will also be offering specialized Jakes’ micro-courses throughout your degree journey.  These courses will be taught by our very own JDS faculty and special lecturers during the week of the International Leadership Conference.

Packaged in manageable 5-week courses, you will be able to concentrate on one course at a time while you continue to fulfill your role in ministry or the professional world.

Psychology Major Requirements (124 Units)
General Education Units Required: 43
Major Units Earned in Degree Program: 51
Elective Units: 30

Major Courses:

  • Survey of Human Behavior
  • Writing & Research Skills
  • Survey of Human Services
  • Childhood & Adolescence
  • Psychology of the Family
  • Adulthood & Aging
  • Introduction to Statistical Methods
  • Social & Cultural Psychology
  • Group Dynamics
  • Understanding Research Design
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Counseling Theories
  • Behavior Modification
  • Psychology & Christianity
  • Field Practicum

Unit Requirements:

General Education:

43 units

$545 per unit



30 units

$415 per unit


Psychology Major:

51 units

$545 per unit



  • $415-545 per unit
  • Technology and Program Fee: $400 per semester


Estimated tuition costs based on 2020-2021 tuition rates.