The online psychology program equips students with a strong foundation in psychological science integrated with faith that leads to an understanding of and compassion towards self and others. At Bushnell University, we view psychology as an exciting journey through the biological, psychological, and social/culture influences on behavior, thinking, and feeling that have practical applications to improve lives and communities.

Credits 39-45* | Cost/Credits $495 | Completion 12-18 Months (3-4 Semesters) | Format Online | Starts Per Year Six

*Additional credits may be needed to meet general education and/or prerequisite requirements

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JaiLeigh Wiren
Senior Admission Counselor


Erin Mueller, Ph.D.
Program Director


Why Choose Bushnell?

Students in the online psychology program will be able to use statistical and information literacy to evaluate claims about the biological, social, and psychological factors that influence behavior and mental processes; apply psychology to everyday experiences; learn to read, think, and write critically; and consider psychological science from a Christian perspective. 

With six starts a year and 24/7 access to your courses, you maintain balance in your life and stay in control of your busy schedule.

Program Overview



  • General Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Criminal Justice

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge base of psychology
  • Demonstrate scientific inquiry and critical thinking skills
  • Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological explanations and practices and adopt values that build community in a diverse world
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of formats
  • Apply psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits
  • Apply Christian faith to an understanding of psychological science

Program Format

With six starts a year and 24/7 access to your courses, you are able to maintain balance in your life and stay in control of your busy schedule. 

  • Courses start every 8 weeks 
  • Prior college, law enforcement, military training, and more may be accepted for credit towards your degree 
  • Convenient online delivery of courses 
  • Highly qualified faculty who care about student learning and academic success 

Psychology Curriculum

Visit our psychology curriculum for a full list of courses and descriptions. Courses are subject to change.

Forensic Psychology Curriculum

Visit our forensic psychology curriculum for a full list of courses and descriptions. Courses are subject to change.

Admissions Requirements

Take these simple steps to begin the application process.

  1. Submit a free application
  2. Send us your official transcript(s)
  3. Apply for financial aid

One of our Enrollment Advisors will contact you to discuss specific program details.

Cost of Attendance

Per Semester:

Housing & Food: $5,650
Books & Supplies: $35 per credit
Personal: $700
Transportation: $700
Tech Fee: $150


JaiLeigh Wiren
Senior Admission Counselor


Erin Mueller, Ph.D.
Program Director


Transferring Credits

Already have credits? Click here for information on transferring credits. 

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

Earn your degree faster with the help of the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program. 

Master of Counseling

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Graduate Program is a 60-credit hour program. It is offered in a hybrid format and is designed to be completed in 28 months. Some of your classes will be onsite during the evening hours and some of your classes will be offered online.

In addition to class time, students have an opportunity for direct client contact at Bushnell University’s operational onsite counseling clinic.

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Hear From Our Students

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"The psychology program at Bushnell University significantly impacted me; it was my first experience and exposure to the formal research process. This opportunity and mentorship opened my eyes to the world of research and served as a catalyst for my career in academia. I was interested in working with people and finding a career that positively impacted my community."
-Linsey (Johnson) Belisle '14
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"I chose to attend Bushnell because of the community. Everyone was so welcoming, and the faculty and staff genuinely care for all of the students. I decided Psychology was the path for me since I have always been intrigued with behavior and emotions. I am a critical processor and psychology deepens my understanding of the world and how to handle certain situations."
-Brooklyn Cahoon '24
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"I chose to attend Bushnell University because I was interested in pursuing a degree in Psychology and I liked that it is a Christ-centered environment. I decided to choose the Psychology & Counseling department at Bushnell because I am interested in the mind in relation to behavior seeing as it benefits society and enhances our lives."
-Kirin Pannu '23
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Meet the Faculty

Nani Skaggs, Ph.D. Program Faculty

“Bushnell University’s online psychology program is an exploration of human behavior, thinking, and feeling taught by experienced faculty who support students’ academic success.

Courses integrate faith and equip students with evidenced-based knowledge and marketable skills needed in today’s workplace or graduate schools, such as interpersonal, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Forensic psychology concentration is available for those interested in psychology and criminality. Bushnell provides a community of support to help students reach their academic goals.”

Psychology Faculty

Erin Mueller, Ph.D.    Reed Mueller, Ph.D.    Alexandra Olsen, Ph.D.   Nani Skaggs, Ph.D.    Clare Steffen, Ed.D.