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B.S. in Applied Psychology


At its core, applied psychology is about understanding how people think, act and relate. We believe that a Christian worldview is an essential part of this understanding. That's why the online Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology integrates the scientific, research-driven study of human behavior with a biblical understanding of human nature.

Biola University's fully online, asynchronous, 7-week courses will give you the flexibility to complete your bachelor's degree online from nearly anywhere in the world in as little as 24 months. This means you can watch your lectures, participate in discussions and complete your coursework according to your schedule.

Summer 2020 new students! We are waiving the application for the Biola Online Opportunities Scholarship. If you submit your enrollment deposit by May 4th and are enrolled in at least 6 units (half-time) you are eligible to receive one of forty $500 scholarships.

2 Years


This indicates the standard duration of this program. Completion time may vary by student depending on background and course load.



Total program credits include a combination of major/concentration, Bible/theology and general education credits.



Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

What Will I Study?


The online applied psychology program offers coursework emphasizing psychosocial development, integration, research, and foundational theories of psychological study.


Courses Include:

  • Psychology and Christian Thought
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Psychological Health and Wellness
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Psychology in the Workplace


Bible and Theology Coursework

As part of Biola University's commitment to a biblically centered education, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to take 30 credits of biblical studies. As an applied psychology student, 12 of these credits will be integrated directly into your psychology courses, with the remaining 18 offered through separate Bible and theology courses.

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Mentorship from Personal
Success Coaches

At Biola University, your personal success coach will help you navigate your online psychology program from the day you're accepted to the day you graduate.

Learn from Experienced

Applied psychology professors are professionals with real world experience. You'll learn how to integrate the scientific, research-driven study of psychology with a biblical understanding of human nature.

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Enhance your
Biblical Knowledge

Your online courses are taught from a biblical worldview, integrating Christianity and psychology where God's Word is authoritative and gives students a biblical understanding of human nature.