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Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

Prepare for a career in human services in a tight-knit accelerated program.

  • Learn in-class or 100% online
  • Accelerated format
  • 127 total credits
  • Military-Preferred Pricing*

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Develop skills to research the human mind and interpret behavior.

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 127 total credits
  • Military-Preferred Pricing*
  • Based on APA standards of practice

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Develop evidence-based practice skills in the field of psychology in preparation for future graduate study.

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 127 total credits
  • Military-Preferred Pricing*
  • Based on APA standards of practice

Bachelor of Science in Professional Psychology

Specialize in the psychology of organizations, aging, or counseling.

  • 100% Online
  • 127 total credits
  • 3 emphases to choose from
  • Rooted in APA standards of practice

Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies

Become a leader and advocate for improving the lives of children and families.

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 36 total credits
  • No internship required
  • Social work experience not required

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

This CACREP-accredited program prepares you for licensure as a counselor.

  • In-class or 100% online
  • CACREP-accredited
  • 60 total credits
  • Internship and Practicum experience

Master of Science in Organizational Performance

Create strategies that improve organizational culture.

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 36 total credits
  • Up to 4 recognized certifications
  • Learn with consistent classmates

Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I-O)

Bring statistical and analytical tools to organizational decision-making.

  • 100% online program
  • 36 total credits
  • Accelerated program
  • Capstone project

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science

  • Learn in-class or 100% online
  • Accelerated format
  • 127 total credits
  • Military-Preferred Pricing*

What to Expect

Put your passion for understanding and helping people toward a bachelor’s in behavioral science at Bellevue University. Go through a program designed to save you time and money with a consistent group of classmates. Build foundational knowledge in psychology, sociology and social psychology, and counseling. Be prepared to pursue a Master of Arts in Human Services or a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Curriculum

Apply what you learn in real-world settings and explore the effects of human behavior in a consistent group of peers. Be prepared to pursue a Master of Arts in Human Services or a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • HS 311 Introduction to Human Services (4 credits)

    Each of the many professions involved in human services approaches client and community needs from its own specialized perspectives and uses tools for assessment and treatment that vary from uses of media to prescription medications. Professional skills development in the interaction with social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals will be explored.

  • HS 314 Social Deviance and Psychopathological Perspectives (4 credits)

    This course will explore evidence-based conceptualizations of both normal and disordered mental states, together with an examination of the etiology, development, manifestation, and potential treatment of mental disorders in infants, children, adolescents, and adults.

  • HS 339 Counseling Theories (4 credits)

    Counseling theories are useful guides for human service professionals because they identify key factors in assessment and treatment. This course introduces “traditional” theories such as psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive-behavioral. Other more specialized counseling theories and techniques are helpful for ethnic identity issues, family problems, and recovery from substance abuse. Many of the theories also identify specific counseling techniques such as problem solving, goal setting, Motivational Interviewing, empathy, and exploring cognition and behavior.

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Cohort Requirements (select programs only)

To be eligible for application, you must have an associate degree or have completed at least 60 semester hours with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution. If you do not meet these requirements, you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 127 total credits
  • Military-Preferred Pricing*
  • Based on APA standards of practice

What to Expect

Prepare for the field of psychology in a learning format designed to fit your time and budget. Focus on psychology as a science with hands-on, applied learning – either in the classroom or online. With curriculum based on American Psychological Association (APA) standards, you’ll have a strong foundation for practice in the field. Be prepared to pursue a Master of Arts in Human Services or a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Curriculum

This comprehensive program is well-designed for students planning to pursue graduate school or enter a career in psychology or human services. With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • PY 340 Culture and Psychology (3 credits)

    This course covers major concepts and research of cross-cultural psychology, including cross-cultural aspects of ethnocentrism, developmental processes, gender differences, emotion, language, personality, and other topics. Applications of cross-cultural knowledge to understanding one’s own culture and the effects of culture on individual lives are included. Prerequisite: PY 101

  • PY 354 Experimental Psychology (4 credits)

    This course is a study and application of experimental techniques for investigating psychological issues. Students replicate experiments or design their own investigations, write experimental reports, and use computerized statistical analysis. Prerequisites: PY 101, PY 250 or MA 215, PY 353, and six additional hours of upper-level psychology, or permission of instructor.

  • PY 400 Advanced Studies in Psychology (3 credits)

    This capstone course for psychology majors focusing on the discussion and analysis of significant issues, methods, and bodies of knowledge in psychology. Students will be responsible for the content and direction of the course under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisites: PY 101, PY 250 or MA 215, PY 353, and six additional hours of upper-level psychology, or permission of instructor.

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Cohort Requirements (select programs only)

To be eligible for application, you must have an associate degree or have completed at least 60 semester hours with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution. If you do not meet these requirements, you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 127 total credits
  • Military-Preferred Pricing*
  • Based on APA standards of practice

What to Expect

Prepare for the field of psychology in a learning format designed to fit your time and budget. Focus on psychology on the path to graduate study (Master of Arts in Human Services or a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling) with hands-on, applied learning – either in the classroom or online. With curriculum based on American Psychological Association (APA) standards, you’ll have a strong foundation for practice in the field.

By following our Secondary Teacher Education program option, you can advance toward secondary-level teacher certification with an endorsement in psychology.

Curriculum

This comprehensive program is well-designed for students planning to pursue graduate school or enter a career in psychology or human services. With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • PY 250 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4 credits)

    This course is an introduction to and application of statistics and research designs used in experimental psychological research. Statistical software will be used to analyze psychological data collected by the students using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Specific types of statistical tests include: measures of central tendency and variability, correlation, multiple regression, z-tests, t-tests for both independent and correlated samples, analysis of variance/covariance, and various non-parametric tests. Prerequisite: MA 101 or higher

  • PY 200 Careers in Psychology (1 credits)

    This course is an introduction to the wide variety of careers available to students majoring in psychology. Topics will include, but not be limited to: writing resumes and cover letters, applying to graduate/professional programs, and issues important in deciding upon an area of specialization. Students will learn about the various careers in psychology through presentations with professionals in the field and exploring information available on Internet sites, such as that of the American Psychological Association (1 credit hr)

  • PY 353 Introduction to Psychological Research (4 credits)

    This course is an examination of research design issues in psychology and related disciplines with emphasis on accurate reading of published articles. Students write a research proposal including a literature review, an operationally stated hypothesis, and data gathering procedures. Students continuing on to PY 354 Experimental Psychology may carry out their research proposals. Enhancements for PY 353 provide instruction in American Psychological Association manuscript style. Prerequisites: PY 101 and PY 250 or MA 215 (PY 250 or MA 215 may be concurrent)

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Cohort Requirements (select programs only)

To be eligible for application, you must have an associate degree or have completed at least 60 semester hours with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution. If you do not meet these requirements, you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Bachelor of Science in Professional Psychology

  • 100% Online
  • 127 total credits
  • 3 emphases to choose from
  • Rooted in APA standards of practice

What to Expect

Pursue your goals of becoming a leader in organizational health with a consistent group of peers in our 100% online accelerated program. Focus on curriculum rooted in the American Psychological Association (APA) standards of practice through a blend of online and hands-on experience that prepares you to impact others in the field of psychology. Be prepared to pursue a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Master of Arts in Human Services, or a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Curriculum

Learn psychological principles and theory that prepare you for real- world situations on your path to individual or organizational impact. The culmination of knowledge you’ll gain in the program come together in a capstone experience based on your chosen area of emphasis. With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • PPSY 311 Human Development across the Lifespan (4 credits)

    This course examines human development across the lifespan including infancy, childhood, adolescence, early and mid-adulthood, and later life. Students will apply developmental theory to professional situations, information literacy, interpersonal communication, teamwork, and career assessment. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order

  • PPSY 330 Contemporary Psychology (4 credits)

    This course introduces students to contemporary problems and issues in psychology, as well as the ways in which psychology is being applied to social problems (e.g. promoting recycling, adaptive housing), health care environments, business, and organizational development. The course includes an introduction to psychological research. Students build skills in information literacy, scientific reasoning, written and oral communication, and research. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order

  • PPSY 340 Ethics, Responsibility, and Professionalism (4 credits)

    This course explores the development of ethically and socially responsible behavior for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity. Students engage in self-assessment and ethical reflection related to society and the workplace. Cohort Courses Must be Taken in Order

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Cohort Requirements (select programs only)

To be eligible for application, you must have an associate degree or have completed at least 60 semester hours with a grade of "C-" or higher from an accredited institution. If you do not meet these requirements, you can build your credits directly with Bellevue University.

Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 36 total credits
  • No internship required
  • Social work experience not required

What to Expect

Give children in your community a chance to thrive with this social sciences degree. Gain crucial expertise necessary for leading teams and organizations that are dedicated to improving the lives of children and families.

Curriculum

What you learn in this program allows you to begin making an impact on children and families the moment you earn your degree. Learn to supervise cases involving families and children. With this program, you could experience courses like:

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Master's Requirements

To be eligible for application, you must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university. Students also need to have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor’s degree or have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in previous graduate-level coursework earned toward the graduate degree.

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

  • In-class or 100% online
  • CACREP-accredited
  • 60 total credits
  • Internship and Practicum experience

What to Expect

This online program is modeled on national licensing standards and accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). You’ll experience 100 hours of practicum and 600 hours of clinical internship experience, preparing you to take the national licensing exam to become a mental health counselor.

Curriculum

Education requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Request more information to see if you this program fits with your state requirements.

With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • MCC 520 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan (3 credits)

    This course surveys theories, scholarship, and research on human development throughout the lifespan. Students examine biological, neurological, cognitive, emotional, and social-cultural factors influencing individual development within a multicultural framework. The reciprocal influences of crises; transitions; normal and abnormal development; psychopathology; and familial and community relationships are addressed. Particular attention on the application of these concepts to the work of professional counselors is explored. Prerequisite: MCC 501 or written permission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director.

  • MCC 650 Couples and Family Counseling (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to a broad range of theoretical approaches and interventions in the field of couples and family counseling with an emphasis on the systemic and relational components commonly associated in working with couples and families. The impact of societal changes, trauma, and mental health disorders on the family system are studied. Theories and models of couple and family resilience as well as the promotion of wellness over the family life span are introduced. Knowledge of how to effectively counsel couples and families, including problem identification, treatment planning, intervention, family wellness education, and relapse prevention are emphasized. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all foundation courses with an earned grade of C or higher or written permission of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program Director.

  • MCC 691 Clinical Internship I (3 credits)

    The Internship is an advanced clinical, experiential course designed to strengthen students’ skills and understanding of the practice of clinical mental health counseling through supervised practice. In this course, students complete 200 hours of supervised practice, forty-percent of the hours must be direct service with clients/patients/consumers. A minimum of 10 hours of leading or co-leading groupwork is required prior to Internship III. Additionally, students attend weekly class led by Program Faculty designed to deepen their learning and growth at the Internship site. Prerequisites: Successful completion of MCC 600, 605, 610, and 670, Permission of the Clinical Coordinator or designee, proof of professional liability insurance, and completion of Residency II.

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Master's Requirements

To be eligible for application, you must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university. Students also need to have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor’s degree or have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in previous graduate-level coursework earned toward the graduate degree.

To receive a customized degree plan and learn more, reach out to us.

Master of Science in Organizational Performance

  • In-class or 100% online
  • 36 total credits
  • Up to 4 recognized certifications
  • Learn with consistent classmates

What to Expect

Become a sought-after professional in your organization or change your career in a master’s program designed to work with your pace. Whether you prefer to study online or on campus, you’ll apply your vision to take your organization to the next level.

Curriculum

Be positioned for a career move in a variety of business and organizational fields. Experience hands-on, career-centric learning and develop a mastery in 6 areas of expertise. With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • MSOP 603 Performance Improvement (5 credits)

    Competencies in the areas of performance management, business coaching, mentoring, and training are addressed in this course. Further focus to assuring you know how to build knowledge, change, and talent management strategies within your business will be provided. This course is also designed to help you prepare to become a certified professional in learning and performance (CPLP).

  • MSOP 615 Process Management & Scenario Planning (5 credits)

    Learning how to apply the knowledge areas of business process management is the focus of this course. Additional work in learning how to apply what-if analysis and long-term contingency planning will be provided.

  • MSOP 627 Business Intelligence Essentials (5 credits)

    How to combine the processes, technologies, systems, and capabilities of the business into useful and meaningful information is the focus of this course. Additional work in learning how to integrate key performance indicators into decision-making methodologies will be provided.

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Master's Requirements

To be eligible for application, you must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university. Students also need to have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor’s degree or have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in previous graduate-level coursework earned toward the graduate degree.

To receive a customized degree plan and learn more, reach out to us.

Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I-O)

  • 100% online program
  • 36 total credits
  • Accelerated program
  • Capstone project

What to Expect

Advance your education 100% online through our flexible master's program designed to maximize your time. You’ll start and finish your learning experience with like-minded peers. Benefit from a combination of theory and practice as you prepare to influence organizational decision-making and enhance human behavior in the workplace.

Curriculum

Practice what you learn through applied assessments, real-world organizational projects, and networking opportunities with professionals in the I-O community. Complete a research capstone project where you can hone your focus in a specialized area. With this program, you could experience courses like:

  • MIOP 511 Job Analysis and Performance Appraisal (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to best practices and applications of job analysis and performance appraisal. Students will review approaches and evaluate the information gathered from these processes to support various organizational objectives including selection, compensation, employee motivation, training, and organizational culture.

  • MIOP 531 Personnel Selection (3 credits)

    This course prepares students to assess, utilize and interpret selection measurements that are designed to identify the best-fit candidates while also reducing any potential adverse impacts on applicants.

  • MIOP 631 Applied Research Methods (3 credits)

    This course provides instruction in methods and design when conducting research in psychology. Students will be required to propose their own research study that is meaningful to the current workplace, create a research model, conduct a literature review, and design an approved research methodology. This proposal can be related to ongoing research or on a topic of interest to the student.

Admissions Requirements

Bellevue University offers full transfer of credits for those eligible as well as opportunities for work experience counting toward your degree. That means you can maximize your savings and get the most out of the credits you've earned – saving you time and money.

Master's Requirements

To be eligible for application, you must have a bachelor's degree or master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or a U.S. equivalent degree from a nationally or internationally accredited college or university. Students also need to have maintained a GPA of 2.5 or better from the most recent 60 credits of coursework earned toward the bachelor’s degree or have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or better in previous graduate-level coursework earned toward the graduate degree.

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Working Students

Balance learning with your life commitments.

As a working professional with a busy schedule, you already have a lot on your plate. But with access to convenient learning options, you can still make earning a degree happen for you.

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Financial savings and support—save more on your degree at one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in the country by getting credit for your previous college and work experience

Supportive and flexible learning—access the resources needed to help you be successful

Accelerated and seamless transfer—speed up your time to graduation by applying the credits you have toward the career you want

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Transfer Students

Use more of the credits you’ve earned to accelerate your career.

Move your education forward without repeating courses. At Bellevue University, you can transfer your entire associate degree – even your A.A.S. -- toward a bachelor’s degree.**

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No repeating courses—receive credit for all college courses you've taken (from any area of study)

No transfer fees or application fees—available for community college students from partner schools

A faster path to graduation—complete your bachelor’s in an accelerated cohort program

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Military Students

Founded by military for military. We support your service to our country.

Whether you’re seeking to advance in your service or pursue a new career, we’re here to guide you there. As a leading military-friendly institution, our resources are devoted to better serving your needs as a veteran or active-duty military student in the pursuit of your degree. 

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Military-preferred tuition savings—$250 per credit hour available to active-duty military and spouses for more than 25 bachelor’s degrees*

Military Veteran Service Center—work with staff who have been there and benefit from career counseling, mentoring and housing assistance resources

Accelerated degree options—designed for active-duty military seeking a path to advancement made for their lifestyle

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High School Students

Benefit from a close-knit campus experience.

Start the path to pursuing your degree at a campus that offers much more than an enriching academic environment. Choose from many opportunities to get involved in student life.

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Join a student organization or a Bellevue University Bruins athletic team

Benefit from our student housing and meal plan options

Work with our full-service financial aid team and apply for freshman-focused scholarships

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I balance working full-time and going back to school?

    Bellevue University offers many flexible learning options designed with students just like you in mind. In fact, our experience developing learning experiences for working students goes back to our founding in 1966, which allows us to better understand these needs and innovate solutions.

  • What kind of technical support do you offer?

    All our students have access to the Service Desk for hardware or software support during extended hours of operation seven days a week, via phone, email and online. Online library resources, tutorials and tools are available 24/7.

  • How can I afford to go back to school?

    Cost is a major factor for many interested in pursuing a college degree. But cost is only a baseline amount, and there are ways to make your education more affordable. From generous transfer policies and scholarships to financial aid and employer reimbursement, you have options that make your investment possible—and worth it—at Bellevue University. And we have financial and enrollment counselors that can help determine what's best for you.

  • What are your online classes like?

    Online classes give busy, working adults like you the chance to achieve a quality education, no matter where you're located or what your schedule looks like. You will receive all the same support as in-class students, with access to 24/7 library resources, small class sizes, and even online tutoring. Interact with your peers through forums and participate in an engaging online experience that immerses you in your field of study. This way you'll graduate with the same degree as students who take courses in person, all while saving time and affording yourself the flexibility you need to balance life and school.

Education built for you.

With nearly 60,000 graduates worldwide, Bellevue University is a private nonprofit that has served working adults since 1966. We believe you deserve access to education that will enable career success in an ever-changing world. We also understand that real life can be a challenge. That's why we offer flexible learning options and support designed to work with you every step of the way.

Bellevue University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).

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