College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree (Online)

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree Online is designed to enhance students' understanding of the human condition in light of a distinctive Christian worldview. Our theoretical framework synthesizes broad-based knowledge drawn from the fields of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies to provide a sound foundation in social sciences. Students are challenged and equipped to become agents of change, accepting the responsibility to truly make a difference in the lives of hurting individuals within a global context.

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Highest Accreditation

Not all online programs are accredited—something you never have to worry about at NU.


Exceptional Education

80+ years of experience and knowledge went into creating our online courses.


Faith Integration

Every course includes a component that helps you relate the subject to your faith.


Faculty Who Care

Our instructors are experts who love students and bring out their very best.

"One of the most incredible things about Northwest are the professors. They truly invest in our lives through prayer, interest, and an open ear. I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for the time that my psychology professors spent with me. I am truly blessed by the prayers, the connections made, and the material that I was taught at NU. It has given me confidence, endurance, and a thirst not only for knowledge, but also my personal spiritual journey."

— Valentina Korepanova

Why Choose an Online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Northwest University?

  • Develop a global approach to psychology, engaging with challenging issues related to culture and social injustice.
  • Learn from a highly qualified faculty. 90% of full time professors have earned PhD's.
  • Integrate your faith with your learning while drawing from disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies.
  • Put your learning into action through hands-on practicum opportunities within the online psychology degree program.
  • NU was recently named among the 30 best affordable online Bachelor’s in Psychology degree programs from private colleges for 2017-2018.

Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

We have over 80 years of experience in creating and teaching curriculum, and we've invested that experience into every class we offer. Each bachelor's degree is made up of core curriculum courses and major specific courses that amount to 120 credits upon completion.

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Pre-Major Requirements

CodeCourse TitleCredits
Pre-Major requirements may be applied to the Core Curriculum requirements or General Electives.
PSYC 1013General Psychology(3)
SOCI 1113Survey of Sociology(3)

Major Requirements

CodeCourse TitleCredits
Psychology Major Core
PSYC 2313Cultural Psychology(3)
PSYC 2413Personality and Counseling Theory(3)
PSYC 2543Marriage and Family(3)
PSYC 2563Lifespan Psychology(3)
PSYC 2603Industrial Organizational Psychology(3)
PSYC 3013Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences(3)
PSYC 3023Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences(3)
PSYC 3103Psychological Testing and Measurement(3)
PSYC 3353Abnormal Psychology(3)
PSYC 3443Social Psychology(3)
PSYC 3453Neuropsychology(3)
PSYC 4203Cognitive Psychology(3)
PSYC 4303Theories of Personality(3)
PSYC 4333History and Systems of Psychology(3)
PSYC 4653Psychology Capstone(3)
General Electives
Any college-level courses(9–15)

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