Explore the complexity of mental processes and behaviors.
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For students in participating adult undergraduate programs, the Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative eliminates the need to buy textbooks by replacing them with high-quality Open Educational Resources.
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Real-world applicationThrough a required internship and hands-on experience with analysis, counseling, and research, you'll learn to apply your skills in your professional and personal life.
Leadership developmentAs you study the processes behind human behavior, you'll develop the skills necessary to guide people in their efforts to understand their own thoughts and actions.
Flexible formatWith fully online coursework and dynamic enrollment, our psychology program will allow you to begin your degree at any time and work at the pace that’s right for you.
Ethics-based teachingYou'll work alongside expert professors who will challenge you to think critically about complex issues and grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.
Free course resourcesWe’ve eliminated all course resource costs for this program. Instead of buying textbooks, you’ll save time and money with access to free digital Open Educational Resources and Library eResources.
A degree in psychology is incredibly versatile, and there's a great need in our culture for people who understand other people and how they function. If you can apply that information, you'll be better off in your career and personal life.John Addleman
Take the next step.
At Bethel, you'll study the hows and whys of mental processes and behavior—but it won’t just be through textbooks. Our professors encourage students to apply the principles they learn to real situations in their professional and personal lives. You'll have opportunities to participate in research and gain significant hands-on experience that will set you apart in the job market.
You'll develop knowledge of:
- Terms and principles of cognition and behavior
- Research techniques
- Behavioral analysis
- Data analysis
- Basic counseling theories and skills
- Critical thinking
Our graduates are prepared to work as:
- Case managers
- Crisis workers
- Residential counselors
- Direct care staff
- Behavioral health specialists
- Human resource specialists
- Youth workers