Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Point provides a broad, comprehensive curriculum focusing on the study of human behavior and trends in society. Courses are designed to help students grasp key issues and concepts in psychology and related areas.

Academically challenging coursework is aligned with the content areas developed by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Psychological and sociological theory is integrated with biblical insights to help students gain a better understanding of the human mind. The program’s interdisciplinary courses include:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Biblical Resources for Counseling
  • Personality Theory

The online bachelor’s in psychology at Point is a versatile degree, equipping students with a solid foundation for many careers. 

Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Psychology students graduate with foundational knowledge in psychology, sociology, counseling, and related areas, along with effective writing and critical thinking abilities. They are prepared for diverse positions in behavioral health agencies, education, human resources, Christian family counseling, law enforcement, and social services.

Electives that range from educational and developmental psychology to the ethics of helping professions allow students to focus on topics aligned with their career goals and interests. Psychology graduates can apply the program’s well-rounded curriculum to numerous careers, including:

  • Human Resources Professional
  • Christian Counselor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Case Manager
  • Career Counselor

Equipped with an understanding of the human mind and behavior, strong analytical skills, and the ability to synthesize information and communicate effectively, bachelor’s in psychology graduates are well-positioned for personal and professional achievement. 

Why Point University?

Founded in 1937, Point University is a community of extraordinary students and educators who share a passion for integrating their faith and mission to serve into every aspect of their lives. Point’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to provide the foundation for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development.

Developing the Next Generation of Christian Leaders

Beyond providing the flexibility and convenience of earning a degree on your schedule, Point University’s online programs are unique because faith is woven into every course. Supportive professors blend the fundamental elements of students’ chosen fields of study with Christian beliefs and core values to empower them to make a difference in whatever career path they choose. Students are not only equipped for professional success, but are also prepared to take their faith into the marketplace in a culturally relevant way.

Point University online students benefit from:

  • Learning at their own pace and schedule.
  • A high-quality, private Christian college education at an affordable cost.
  • A well-rounded education designed to develop students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.
  • A lifelong relationship with professors who inspire and challenge students to think critically and analytically, while encouraging them to grow in their faith.
  • A solid grounding in biblical and theological studies, the arts and sciences, and professional studies in which they major.
  • A unique online learning environment that facilitates interaction with faculty and fellow students.

At Point, we are proud to develop servant-leaders who have a passion for lifelong learning and a deep sense of commitment to the betterment of their communities and society as a whole.

Paying for School

At Point University, our goal is to make higher education accessible to all. Our tuition costs are lower than many other institutions, making a high-quality, Christian, private college education an affordable investment in your future. In addition to a transfer credit friendly policy that can save you time and money, Point offers a number of options to help you finance your education. Our financial aid counselors are committed to providing students information on the funding resources available and helping them navigate the financial aid process. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:

Student Loans
Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.

The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.

Grants
Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.

Veterans Benefits
Our online veteran students have access to the same financial aid resources available to campus students, with the added benefit of tuition assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. 

Tuition Discounts
In addition to providing a quality education at a cost lower than many other private universities, Point University offers online students nearly 40% off the regular tuition rate for on-campus programs.

Accreditation

Point University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
The Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. Academic quality and continuous institutional improvement are at the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation. To earn accreditation, an institution must comply with the high standard of quality required by the Commission, as well as demonstrate a commitment to student learning and achievement.