B.S., Community Psychology

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Palm Beach Atlantic University

Bachelor of Science, Community Psychology

PBA’s Psychology program helps you do more, equipping you with skills to embark on a rewarding career where you will help people improve their mental well-being. We help you develop skills to improve the lives of others through your efforts within a business, counseling center, or ministry. You’ll experience a collaborative environment working closely with faculty and your fellow students. You’ll learn among students and professors who share your perspective and receive guidance that focuses on biblical, historical, theoretical and practical studies.

The program has an emphasis on teaching adults who have real-world experience and provides hands-on learning experiences that include interactions with professionals who work in the field. Best of all, you don’t have to put your whole life on hold to earn your degree – this online program makes learning more convenient than ever. PBA has developed a virtual experience that is challenging, rewarding, and focused on fostering a positive learning community.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Behavioral Skills Therapist
  • Community Service Manager
  • Social Worker
  • School and Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • And more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

Criteria for Full Acceptance

  • Interview with an academic advisor.
  • Request an official transcript from each college attended
  • If no college credit or fewer than 12 credits have been earned, request an official high school transcript indicating graduation from a regionally accredited high school or official GED transcript.
  • Applicants holding an associate degree or its equivalent must present a minimum of three years full-time professional work and/or community service experience past high school.
  • Applicants not holding an associate degree or its equivalent must present a minimum of five years of full-time professional work and/or community service experience past high school.

The official transcripts can be mailed to Barry University, Office of Admissions, 11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 3316. To save time, students may also select electronic transcript if available. Barry University’s CEEB code is 5053 or an official electronic transcript may be emailed to gradadmissions@barry.edu.

Criteria for Provisional Acceptance

Provisional acceptance is extended to those whose transcripts reflect less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the time of application. A student enrolling under this option is limited to twelve credits in which a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 must be achieved at Barry University. Upon successful completion of 12 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 at Barry, full acceptance will be granted. Those who are unable to complete the admission requirements (see Criteria for Full Acceptance) at the time of application are limited to twelve credit hours at Barry University. To enroll in additional coursework, the student must submit all required credentials before subsequent enrollments.