Making The World Better—One Person At A Time
Most adult students that embark upon a psychology degree are interested in a career in either social work, school psychology, or the counseling profession. For this reason, our academically rigorous, student-focused psychology program prepares students for entrance into graduate school. As such, a student will earn from NU a well-rounded psychology degree that sets him or her up for graduate school success and, subsequently, a rewarding career in the counseling profession.
The graduate with this degree should:
- Have knowledge regarding the purpose of the human mind and behavior from both a scientific and distinctive Christian worldview
- Be equipped with a well-rounded social science foundation
- Have a better understanding of multicultural considerations as integrated into the psychology curriculum
- Consider the meaning and application of social justice and social advocacy within a psychological and cultural context
- Understand the healing process for hurting individuals and communities in a local and global context
- Be a well prepared candidate for graduate school in social work, school psychology or clinical counseling
Where are our graduates today?
- Mike Weiss, Licensed Addiction Counselor at New Life Recovery Solutions
- Kristine Vernon-Cole, Graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy, MFT Counselor at Restoration Counseling Services
- Maddy Miller, Graduate Student, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
- Danielle Christianson, Graduated with Masters in Counseling Psychology, Northwest University, Counselor and Owner of Greater Story Counseling
- Ruth Graham, Graduated with Masters in Counseling Psychology, Northwest University, Founder and Counselor at Hope Counseling Center
- Cheryl D'Ettorre, 4th year Student, Doctorate of Psychology, Northwest University
- Robin Ulman, Graduate Student, International Care and Community Development, Northwest University
Why Northwest University?
If you've always wanted to earn your degree but haven't had the time, our program was designed for you. In our programs, you can earn your degree while maintaining your current full-time life. It’s worked for others. It can work for you.
- Designed for busy working adults. Attend class just one night each week (and the occasional Saturday).
- Highest institutional accreditation possible. The same as UW and Stanford.
- Transfer up to 90 college credits and speed your way to graduation.
- Take one class at a time, master it, and then move on to the next class.
- Earn credits for life experiences such as military training, real estate license, etc.
- Attend a Christian university that honors your faith tradition.
- Distinguished faculty with academic prowess, experience, and real-world insight.
- Convenient Kirkland location. If you live or work on the Eastside, there is no 520 bridge to cross.
We’ve Reduced Tuition by 30%
With reduced tuition rates, our Adult Evening program is an even more affordable and convenient way to earn your degree. Let us know how we can help make it possible for you.
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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Program Requirements
The 120-credit curriculum includes the core curriculum, major course requirements, and general electives. Courses are offered during non-traditional hours through accelerated course formats.
Core Curriculum (60)
Pre-Major Requirements (6)
- PSYC 1013: General Psychology (3)
- SOCI 1113: Survey of Sociology (3)
Major Requirements (45)
- PSYC 2313: Cultural Psychology (3)
- PSYC 2413: Theories and Processes of Counseling (3)
- PSYC 2543: Marriage and Family (3)
- PSYC 2563: Lifespan Psychology (3)
- PSYC 2603: Industrial Organizational Psychology (3)
- PSYC 3013: Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
- PSYC 3023: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
- PSYC 3103: Psychological Testing and Measurement (3)
- PSYC 3353: Abnormal Psychology (3)
- PSYC 3443: Social Psychology (3)
- PSYC 3453: Neuropsychology (3)
- PSYC 4203: Cognitive Psychology (3)
- PSYC 4303: Theories of Personality (3)
- PSYC 4333: History and Systems of Psychology (3)
- PSYC 4653: Psychology Capstone (3)
General Electives (9–15)
- Any college-level courses
A complete list of courses can be found in the Academic Catalog.
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Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and is a private, non-profit Christian institution awarding associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. The University also holds membership with the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.