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. 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.
Courses and Requirements
Our online B.A. in psychology consists of 128 credit hours, including 17 psychology courses totaling 53 credit hours. There are four psychology courses that must be completed to fulfill general education requirements, along with 15 credit hours of general psychology elective courses. The program additionally requires you to complete field work.
Central to each student’s course of study are the Foundational Studies, a core of classes that position students as leaders in their world. Jessup seeks to develop the whole person by developing skills in communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and by exposing students to a broad cross‐section of knowledge in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
The following courses are part of the requirement for this major and are recommended to fulfill General Education requirements or must be taken as part of a student’s major elective choices.
Course Number Course Title Credits PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology 3 PSYC 141 Developmental Psychology 3 PSYC 222 Interpersonal Processes 3 BIOL 101 Principles of Biology I with Lab 3
Course Number Course Title Credits PSYC 102 Psychology and Christian Thought 3 PSYC 230 Psychology of Relationships 3 PSYC 300 Personality Theory and Therapy 3 PSYC 331 Counseling Skills 3 PSYC 333 Human Sexuality 3 PSYC 351 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSYC 390 Research Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 PSYC 392 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 3 PSYC 410 Cognitive Psychology 3 PSYC 452 Biopsychology 4 PSYC 475a/475b Field Work in Psychology I and II 4 PSYC 598 Applied Integration Capstone 3
Psychology Elective (Choose one of the following)
Course Number Course Title Credits PSYC 203 Social Psychology 3 PSYC 460 Professional Skills 3
Choose any 4 psychology electives. The general psychology concentration is directed toward students who desire preparation in the field of psychology but, because of their unique career interests, goals, or life needs, are best served by selecting courses throughout the concentrations.
Submit your application. Be sure to include a copy of your undergrad transcript confirming at least a 2.0 GPA, if you have one. Otherwise, submit a copy of your high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores.
|Maximum Transfer Credits||90||$425||($38,250)|
|Total with transfer credits:||$16,150†|
The tuition reflects 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.
Online students have the same financial aid options as those attending classes on campus. Students receive a dedicated financial aid officer who will guide them through all of their available financial aid options. There are grants, scholarships and loans available, and undergrad students are eligible for up to $12,500 per year in federal student loans.
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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 high school seniors or 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.
Find out more about the grants and scholarships available.
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.
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Jessup proudly participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to fully support our nation’s veterans. Veterans with 100-percent eligibility will have all of their tuition costs and most fees completely covered. Additionally, up to $2,500 per year may be awarded to those who qualify for the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship.
Learn more about Jessup’s military friendliness.
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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Marriage and Family Therapist
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Why Choose 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.