The Belhaven University Department of Psychology seeks to introduce all students to the study of human behavior and mental processes within a Christian context. The applied psychology major is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge in the major subfields of psychology and to prepare students for future study and work in this field. This accredited degree program focuses on developing the students’ abilities to understand and to apply psychology in their everyday lives. Many degrees in psychology are founded solely on secular principles, but Belhaven incorporates the biblical worldview into coursework and classroom discussion.
Adding a criminal justice concentration to Belhaven’s Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology is ideal for adults who want to focus on leadership within the judicial and correctional system. As part of Belhaven’s online format, this degree fits into any busy, working adults schedule while providing students with the tools to succeed. The criminal justice classes emphasize the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication,
research-based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, communication, and business fundamentals.