College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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.

As a 35-year-old single mother, the thought that it was too late in my life kept me from coming back to school. The CAPS program gave me the opportunity to finish my Bachelor’s Degree in the same timeline of a regular day time student while I attended class only one night a week. The format is created to help each individual to succeed!
Genevieve Bendeck, 2016, NU Grad

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
World class education partnered with a culturally diverse cohort experience, which has benefitted me both personally and professionally.
Susan Shear, 2016, NU Grad

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.
  • 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.

Next Steps

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