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BA in Psychology

National University
Program overview
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
San Diego
Intakes monthly

San Diego
Intakes monthly

Program description

BA in Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to the contemporary discipline of psychology. Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared for roles in vocational counseling, criminal justice, journalism, or entry-level counseling in the context of a county-funded agency or hospital. You’ll also be prepared to seek admission to graduate programs at the master’s or doctoral level.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Preparation for the Major

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology

Requirements for the Major

  • History & Philosophy of Psych
  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Intro to Personality Theory
  • Intro to Psychopathology
  • Social Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Global Psychology
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Drugs, Values and Society
  • Senior Project
  • Guided Study for Honors Students (variable units)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate major theories, concepts, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Explain behavior, cognition, and emotion from multiple schools of thought and multicultural perspectives.
  • Identify a problem in psychology, examine available evidence, analyze assumptions, and apply research methods to solve the problem. This includes the ability to interpret numbers and apply basic statistical procedures.
  • Write papers in psychology using different literary formats, e.g., narrative, exposition, critical analysis, and APA format.

Career opportunities

Entry Level Positions

  • Personnel assistant
  • Human resources assistant
  • Probation/detention officer
  • Child care worker
  • Activities coordinator
  • Social services caseworker

Further Education/Experience Required

  • Psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Career counselor
  • Social worker
  • School counselor

Employers of Psychology Majors

  • Schools
  • State/federal government
  • Colleges/universities
  • Private practice
  • Mental health agencies
  • Community agencies
  • Rehabilitation agencies
  • Business and industry
  • Correctional facilities

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National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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92123 San Diego California
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