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Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Program Details

Next Start Date
Jan. 14
Est. Program Length
3 to 4 years
Cost Per Credit
$410
Credit Hours
128
Transfer Credits Accepted
90
Accreditation
WSCUC

Program Overview

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.

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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.

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Total courses are needed to complete this program.

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Admissions

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.

2017-2018 Tuition Rates & Transfer Credits
Item Credits Cost/Credit Hour Totals
Tuition 128 $410 $52,480
Maximum Transfer Credits 90 $410 ($36,900)
Total with transfer credits:  $15,580

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.

Financial Aid

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.

Learn more about financial aid options.

Scholarships

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).

Career Outcomes

  • Clinical Counselor

    Clinical counselors are responsible for diagnosing and treating mental, behavioral and emotional disorders. They help their clients cope with anything from short-term issues to long-term, chronic conditions.

    Job growth
    14%
    Median annual salary
    $75,090
  • Social Worker

    A social worker helps others deal with certain issues, such as adoption or terminal illnesses. They may diagnose and treat behavioral, emotional and mental disorders. In addition, they provide information about community resources that may benefit their client.

    Job growth
    16%
    Median annual salary
    $47,980
  • Marriage and Family Therapist

    Marriage and family therapists help clients manage conflicts within relationships and families. They develop strategies and methods that will allow clients to alter their behaviors and cope with difficult situations.

    Job growth
    23%
    Median annual salary
    $48,970

* All career outcome information is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Job growth percentage covers 2016 through 2026.

Why Choose Jessup?

  • Experiental Learning

    Hands-on experience you can immediately apply in the workplace.

  • Expert Professors

    Faculty members who are experienced in a variety of areas, such as clinical work and addiction.

  • Well-Rounded Education

    Acquire a complete learning experience with a combination of the multiple facets of the field of psychology.

  • Multiple Perpectives

    Learn not just the counseling portion of psychology, but the biological aspect, too.

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.

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