Bachelor of Arts - Psychology

Develop a strong understanding of human behaviors to help organizations make significant impressions on their practices.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology online and develop a strong understanding of human behaviors to help organizations make significant impressions on their practices.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date: August 27, 2018
  • Estimated program length: 3 to 4 years
  • Accreditation: WSCUC
  • Credit hours: 128
  • Course length: 7 weeks
  • Cost per credit: $410
  • Number of transfer credits accepted: 90

Why Jessup?

  • Hands-on experience you can immediately apply in the workplace.
    Faculty members who are experienced in a variety of areas, such as clinical work and addiction.
  • Acquire a complete learning experience with a combination of the multiple facets of the field of psychology.
  • Learn not just the counseling portion of psychology, but the biological aspect, too.

Accolades

Ranked No. 4 Best Value School from U.S. News & World Report.

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Benefits of Learning Online

Studying online rather than in the classroom has its perks as it provides a great opportunity for students who are too far away to get the education they deserve at an affordable price. Plus, the courses take half the time to complete compared to those on campus.

Accreditation

Jessup is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the Association for Biblical Higher Education and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

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Overview

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Earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology online and develop a strong understanding of human behaviors to help organizations make significant impressions on their practices. Jessup’s program teaches both the counseling and biological approaches to psychology. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to pursue a career in a variety of fields, including counseling and non-counseling positions including mental health, social work, criminal justice and business. Alternatively, you can go on to later complete graduate-level work in the field of psychology. The program’s faculty members are experienced in a variety of psychology fields, including addiction and biopsychology. In addition, you will learn how to incorporate ethics and Christian perspectives into your work.

The fully online degree helps you develop the fundamental skills required to succeed in your career or to continue your education in graduate school. Through the biological component of the program, you will complete hands-on lab work. Additionally, you will study international psychology, mental health and developmental psychology. Courses also explore topics such as personality theory and therapy, human sexuality and abnormal psychology.

Our online psychology degree includes an internship for you to acquire hands-on experience at a counseling center or nonprofit organization. This internship is managed by the program’s faculty, and you can find your own placement with faculty approval. In addition, the program will teach you how to demonstrate critical thinking, interpretive knowledge and fundamental competency in research. You’ll acquire the expertise needed to interview clients, assess their conditions and needs, create and implement treatment plans and evaluate the results and progress.

Become a CPA

CPA: A certified public accountant performs accounting, auditing and consulting tasks for individuals, a corporation or a government firm. They work with the financial documents that organizations are required by law to disclose, such as tax forms and balance sheet statements.

Job growth: 10 percent
Median annual salary: $69,350

Become an Auditor

There are two types of auditors: internal and external. Internal auditors examine for the mismanagement of a business’s funds and work to improve the procedures of discovering and eradicating misuse and fraud. External auditors have similar duties but instead work outside of the organization and examine their client’s financial documents.

Job growth: 10 percent
Median annual salary: $69,350

Admission Requirements & Process

Applying to Jessup is simple. Be sure to apply early to ensure that there is enough time between submitting your application and the start date in case additional information is needed. Below are the steps to the admissions process.

1. Pick a Program

Choose an online program that you’re genuinely interested in as you’ll be studying it for a few years. Also, make sure you meet the requirements for that program. For our online psychology degree, there are no prerequisites. Additionally, there are six start dates for this program, so you can easily begin classes when it’s most convenient.

2. Apply

Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores. Even though Jessup doesn’t require a minimum GPA or minimum standardized test scores, both are considered during the decision process.

3. Decision

We’ll notify you of our decision. If you still wish to pursue your degree with Jessup and are accepted, congratulations! Don’t forget to respond to your acceptance letter.

Courses & Requirements

Our online B.A. in psychology consists of 128 credit hours, including 17 psychology courses totaling 53 credit hours. There are four courses that are general education requirements, along with 15 credit hours of general psychology elective courses. The program additionally requires you to complete field work.

Core and Concentration Courses

General Education

  • PSYC 100: Intro to Psychology
  • PSYC 141: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 222: Interpersonal Processes
  • BIOL 101: Principles of Biology I with Lab

Core Courses

      • PSYC 102: Psychology and Christian Thought
      • PSYC 230: Psychology of Relationships
      • PSYC 300: Personality Theory and Therapy
      • PSYC 331: Counseling Skills
      • PSYC 333: Human Sexuality
      • PSYC 351: Abnormal Psychology
      • PSYC 390: Research Statistics
      • PSYC 392: Research Methods in Psychology
      • PSYC 410: Cognitive Psychology
      • PSYC 452: Biopsychology
      • PSYC 475A: Field Work/Applied Research
      • PSYC 475B: Field Work/Applied Research
      • PSYC 498: Applied Integration

Choose one of the following:

      • PSYC 203: Social Psychology
      • PSYC 460: Professional Skills

General Psychology Electives (12 credits)

Number of Courses and Modules

17 courses to complete degree

Financial Aid

Online students receive the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through their available financial aid options. There are several grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.

Transfer Credits

Undergrads also can receive up to $2,000 per year with the Church Partnership Grant, which is reserved for candidates who attend supporting churches. Additionally, California residents who are graduating from high school or those transferring from a community college may apply for the Cal Grant. The grant does not need to be repaid and is funded by the state of California.

Military Students

Prospective students who are transferring can complete their degree in two years with a full workload and 60 units transferred. A maximum of 90 credits may be transferred per university policy, and credits may come from other regionally accredited institutions.

Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition amounts reflect the minimum time to completion. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at (844) 224-5483 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

† Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Credit Hours: 128
Cost: ($410 per credit hour)
Total: $52,480
Transfer up to 90 credits:$36,900
Total with transfer credits: † $15,580