BY BOISE BIBLE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS OFFICE
Becoming a psychologist can be hard but rewarding work. Students who study psychology learn the behaviors and mental processes of people. However, a psychology degree coupled with a strong Bible degree gives students extra support to help heal this aching world.
Although many colleges offer a psychology degree, Boise Bible College offers a unique Christian psychology degree that helps students towards the psychology career of their choice, because BBC emphasizes the whole person. So, the student in this program will not have only learned the vocation, but how to lovingly confront the ills and ailments of our world with powerful biblical truths.
The world needs more Christian psychology majors, because people will always be struggling with issues that deal with essential questions about life such as:
- What is the meaning of life?
- If there is a God, does He really care about me?
- How do I navigate my child’s abuse problem?
- Why is marriage so hard?
- Why is there so much suffering in the world?
All of us are broken people trying to learn how to navigate this life. But, by being trained to help others navigate their brokenness you can point others towards Christ for complete healing.
Paths to Certification in Becoming a Psychologist:
Entering the psychology field, students must know that you cannot become a clinical psychologist or licensed counselor at an undergraduate level. So, many students gain a Master’s in Counseling or some other graduate degree in becoming a psychologist. Thus, this bachelor’s degree you chose helps prepare you for the graduate work you may or may not need for your field.
Alumni of Boise Bible College have gone to graduate programs at other Christian universities such as Johnson University, Milligan University, Multnomah University, Liberty University, Western Seminary as well as others.
However, there are some careers involving a psychology degree where a master’s degree is not necessary.
Possible Careers with a Christian Psychology degree from Boise Bible College:
- PSR or CBRS – Psychosocial rehab; community-based rehab specialist
- LPS or LCPC – Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
- Wilderness Therapist
- Crisis Pregnancy Center
- Office Assistant to a therapy clinic
- Certified Drug/Alcohol Rehab
- Military Chaplain (Master of Divinity degree required)
- Hospital chaplain
- PhD in Counseling/Psychology
- Psychological Research
- Clinical Psychologist/Therapist
- H/R Employee or counselor
- Church “lay” counselor
- Church psychologist/counselor/therapist
- Social Worker (Master in Social Work usually required)