Online Bachelor's - Psychology of Human Relations

“The mission of the program is to create hope in the world by better understanding human relationships.”

- Dr. Theresa Veach


Overview of the Psychology of Human Relations Online Bachelor's Program

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology of Human Relations at Indiana Wesleyan University is a program oriented around the practice of psychology with an emphasis on the application of psychological principles in everyday life. Courses include relationship development, organizational psychology, theories of personality, social psychology, spiritual formation, and counseling techniques.

Program Introduction

Are you looking to increase your understanding of yourself and improve your relationships while building a foundation for a future in the helping professions, business or ministry?

Whether you are simply fascinated by the psychological dimensions of life and relationships or want to advance your career, the Bachelor of Science in Psychology of Human Relations is built on core knowledge of psychology from a Christian perspective and empowers you to focus on areas of interest based on your passions, experience and life calling.

Program Mission

The mission of the BS in Psychology of Human Relations program is to "create hope in the world by understanding and improving relationships." The Capstone Program courses are the practical application of this overarching objective.

Capstone Program

A capstone course includes a multi-faceted project that is the culmination of an academic program. Capstone experiences vary widely and can range from a major academic thesis to personal artistic performances or presentations. The Capstone Program for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology of Human Relations consists of long-term, investigative assignments that guide the student into a deeper understanding and synthesis of the knowledge gained and the personal growth attained during four phases of the program.

Capstone Objectives

The Capstone Program is the unifying component that serves to help students:

  1. Discover personal gifts, strengths and interests that can be used to bring hope to the world.
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of how the identified gifts, strengths and interests can be applied to an area of specialization.
  3. Design a culminating project in a way that utilizes personal and academic discoveries and brings hope to the world in a tangible way.

To this end, the Capstone Program is designed to be a unique experience with four capstone courses tailored to fit the gifts, strengths and interests of each student.

These courses include the following:

  • PSY 345 Relational Development I
  • PSY 357 Research Methods in Applied Psychology
  • PSY 420 Relational Development II
  • PSY 491 Capstone in Psychology of Human Relations


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

Not all programs are offered at all Education Centers. Some programs may only be offered online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
Prerequisite Courses 6 Total $392 / credit hour
Psychology of Human Relations 40 Total $392 / credit hour

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course materials will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of materials increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, e-books and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Payment Process

Deposit: Once you are accepted, your program representative will contact you in regards to payment of the required $100.00 deposit. This deposit reserves your place on the class roster. Payment can be made by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express. Service fee may apply.

Payment Options: Your program representative will work closely with you to choose a payment option that best fits your needs. Your options may include Federal financial aid, company reimbursement tuition deferral, company direct-bill, self-pay, military benefits, etc.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email


Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.




Core Courses



Below are the lists of requirements for the BS Psychology of Human Relations program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  • Original transcript from each undergraduate college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (DoED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of General Education Requirements as specified in the IWU Catalog.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Minimum Computer Requirements

Students are expected to possess a computer throughout the duration of their program. Student computers must be able to run a supported browser and handle additional plug-ins as identified by the Learning Management System (LMS) company. Students should be able to produce, send, and receive documents that are compatible within the two most recent offerings of Microsoft Office to complete most of the assignments. IWU will offer support to students on only these two offerings of office software. Computer and Internet connection may need to be fast enough in some courses to watch streaming videos, participate in live meetings, upload large files, install software, and listen to audio lectures. In addition to these minimum expectations, participation in a CAPS course or program may entail additional computing and/or technology requirements.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.