2020-2021 Official University Academic Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2020  
2020-2021 Official University Academic Catalog

Psychology, B.S. (BSPY):Non-Traditional

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The Bachelor of Science in Psychology described below is offered in the nontraditional format, primarily via online delivery. The B.S. in Psychology is also offered on-ground in the traditional format with a few varying general education requirements. Students seeking the B.S. in Psychology may take courses on-ground and/or online, but must declare the primary delivery format for the major: traditional or nontraditional.


The B.S. in Psychology provides students with a broad knowledge in the field of psychology, preparing them for application to graduate school and/or employment in a wide range of settings (e.g., social work, management/personnel, Christian education, ministry, etc.). Students interested in pursuing graduate studies may consider one of LETU’s graduate programs in psychology/counseling/marriage and family therapy. The University offers the following graduate degrees in the area of psychology:

  • Master of Arts in Psychology (online only)
  • Master of Arts in Counseling (online only) with specializations in professional counseling, school counseling, and/or marriage and family therapy
  • Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy (MAMFT)(on-ground only, Longview and Dallas)

The M.A. in Counseling and the MAMFT provide students with the academic requirements necessary for *state licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). Students are strongly encouraged to talk with their academic advisor and Program Director about career options in the field of psychology.


*Eligibility for state licensure is specific to Texas. Students in other states should research licensure requirements and should be aware that completion of a LETU graduate degree may not meet requirements for states other than Texas.

Theology and Vocation Courses (12 Hours)

General Elective Courses (16 hours)

Total Credit Hours: 120

Total: 42 credit hours in major courses with grades of C or above, 50 credit hours of general education, 12 credit hours of theology/vocation courses, 16 credit hours of general electives for a total of 120 credits.

Students desiring a career in professional counseling or marriage and family therapy should complete the following electives:

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