Area of Study

Psychology and Social Sciences

Earn a psychology degree on your terms.

Psychology, behavioral science, industrial psychology and clinical mental health counseling can offer incredibly rewarding career paths. Whether you wish to work with youth or in adult settings, Bellevue University has the programs to help you get there. Bachelor’s and master’s psychology degrees and programs in related fields are taught by educators with years of actual work experience. They are available online or on campus to fit with your work, life schedule. At Bellevue University, you will gain the skills you need for success in your chosen corporate, clinical or psychology-based field.

Real benefits for psychology students

  • Transfer in more of your college credits to finish sooner
  • Learn from professors with real-world experience
  • Blend your current work in the field with a flexible schedule
  • No GRE required for master’s program entry

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Behavioral Health Continuing Education

Training, Certification in Drug and Alcohol and Addictions Counseling

Learn how to become a licensed drug and alcohol counselor via noncredit courses offered by Bellevue University. These quality CEU programs, including SUDTE, LADC, and SASSI 4, meet State of Nebraska standards and of the National Association for Addiction Professionals, required for licensed drug, alcohol and substance abuse counselors. Professional case workers, clergy and others can get critical training also in problem gambling specialties, approved by the Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling.

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Earn CEUS, certificates, licensure in Addictions Counseling.

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Taught by national leaders in the field of psychology.

The instructors at Bellevue University not only bring real-world, professional experience to the curriculum, but they are also influencers in the world of psychology. Many are reviewers of professional psychology journals, while other lead organizations such as the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association and the American Name Society, as well as many others. As a psychology major, you’ll have this level of knowledge and experience at your fingertips, learning from supportive and esteemed professors who can help you prepare to excel in your career.

Flexible schedules and easier access for students who need it

For Bellevue University, making it easy for you to gain access to the education you desire is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we offer student-friendly online courses that work with any schedule. Aspiring psychology majors can choose from four start dates per year and are not required to take the SAT or ACT. Master’s program candidates can breathe easier as well, with no GRE requirements for graduate entry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Psychology offers a varied career track depending on which of the psychology majors you decide to pursue. Careers within the fields of counseling, education, forensics, and health and wellness are just a few. There are also a multitude of careers in the corporate world in industrial and organizational psychology.

If you’re fascinated by the science of human behavior, you’re likely a naturally inquisitive person. This is a common trait among psychologists, along with active listening skills, empathy, patience, and intuitive problem-solving abilities. There are a number of different branches of psychology, including clinical psychology, forensic psychology, school psychology, addiction psychology, and more. If you can envision yourself utilizing your innate curiosity and compassion to explore the mental processes of a particular sector of individuals, you could thrive in a psychology career.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology differ largely in the electives you choose to take. For those looking to attain a B.S. in psychology, you’ll be encouraged to take more laboratory science and mathematics courses that will better prepare you for research-intensive psychology graduate programs and related careers. Pursuing a B.A. in Psychology will see you completing more courses in culture, language, and communications to better position you for a future in clinical mental health counseling and therapy.

Bellevue University offers a Secondary Education program for those looking to take their knowledge and skills into education. Students may choose this option to advance toward secondary teacher certification with an endorsement in at least one relevant area. Visit the Secondary Teacher Education Program pages for more info.

With courses ranging from social psychology to job analysis and performance appraisal, the Industrial and Organizational Psychology degree graduate track equips professionals to bring a strategic, thoughtful approach to organizational development with a focus on behavioral science. Visit the Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology program page for more info.

Mental health counselors are clinical therapists who specialize in the assessment and treatment of mental and emotional health disorders. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Bellevue University focuses on educating students in the areas of assessment, case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Visit the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program page for more info.

Child therapists provide specialized guidance for children, adolescents, and their families related to a range of different obstacles. These include mental and emotional disorders, trauma recovery, and struggles with self-esteem. The Child, Youth, and Family Studies program at Bellevue University teaches students about the cornerstones of youth development while also examining the multiple influences that can impact that development — things like race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic issues. Visit the Master of Science in Child, Youth, and Family Studies program page for more info.

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