Psychology (B.S.) - Addictions & Recovery - Online

Psychology (B.S.) - Addictions & Recovery - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 102Principles of Human Biology 13
PSYC 101General Psychology 13
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology 13
PSYC 354Statistics for the Social Sciences 13
Total Hours12

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
PSYC 255Introduction to Research3
PSYC 310Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 312Social Psychology3
PSYC 320Behavior Modification3
PSYC 341Psychology of Personality3
PSYC 351Multicultural Counseling and Research Issues3
PSYC 355Statistics in Psychology3
PSYC 365Psychological Foundations of Learning3
PSYC 380Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 420Psychology and Christianity3
PSYC 421Psychological Measurement3
PSYC 430Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 491Capstone in Psychology3
or PSYC 499 Internship
Total Hours39
PSYC 305Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse3
PSYC 307Treatment and Recovery of Addictions3
Psychology Elective 13
Total Hours9

Choose one course from the following: PSYC 306, PSYC 308, or PSYC 309

Free Electives
Choose 18-27 credit hours of Free Electives18-27
Total Hours18-27

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major 
  • 25% Of major and cognate taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Communications Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective (PSYC 101) 1 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Second Semester
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective (BIOL 102) 1 3
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
PSYC 305 Overview of Theory and Treatment of Substance Abuse 3
PSYC 354 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Third Year
First Semester
PSYC 312 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
PSYC 351 Multicultural Counseling and Research Issues 3
PSYC 355 Statistics in Psychology 3
PSYC 365 Psychological Foundations of Learning 3
Second Semester
PSYC 310 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 307 Treatment and Recovery of Addictions 3
PSYC 380 Physiological Psychology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Fourth Year
First Semester
PSYC 420 Psychology and Christianity 3
PSYC 421 Psychological Measurement 3
PSYC 430 Abnormal Psychology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
PSYC 320 Behavior Modification 3
PSYC 491
Capstone in Psychology
or Internship
Psychology Elective 2 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Total Hours120-123

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


Choose a course from the following: PSYC 306, PSYC 308, or PSYC 309.

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