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Degree: B.A. - Liberal Studies
Transfer up to 78 credits
Min Time: 42 credits (3.5 terms)
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sept
Union Institute & University’s Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology is an online, accelerated degree completion program that prepares adult students for a variety of careers in the mental health and human services fields.
The B.A. in Psychology offers coursework in the field of counseling psychology and focuses on how to apply psychological principles to behavioral problems. You will learn how human diversity and social justice issues intersect with psychological research and practice.
The B.A. in Psychology requires 48 credits in the major. Students complete 24 required credits in foundational courses and 24 credits in electives, in addition to a capstone portfolio. Learning goals and outcomes conform to American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.
Designed for adults who want a flexible and practical approach to college study, Union offers small online classes – guided by faculty who are practitioners in the field – to guide the development of your personal and professional goals.
The applied focus of the program also offers ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing a career in clinical or counseling psychology through graduate level study and is closely aligned with Union’s Master of Arts major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Join a community of adult students who bring rich academic and work experiences to their studies in a collaborative and supportive environment.
These learning goals and outcomes for the program are based on the latest guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Graduates of Union’s B.A. in Psychology are prepared for positions in a variety of human service settings, including:
In addition, a degree in psychology is useful in careers in marketing, sales, human resources, corrections, childcare, and managerial positions.