Psychology

Make a Difference in Your Career

Union Institute & University’s Psychology major prepares you for a rewarding career in a variety of mental health and human services fields. Designed and taught by professional psychologists who understand the challenges of working adults, our online psychology program caters to you as an online student so you won’t have to put your career on hold to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Benefits & Careers of our Psychology Graduates

Union’s Psychology program is lead by expert practitioners in the field of psychology. We have designed the program also as an ideal preparation for students interested in pursuing a career in clinical or counseling psychology through graduate-level study and is closely aligned with Union’s Master of Arts major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, which even allows qualified students to begin their Master’s during their final term of the major.

  • Hospitals
  • Mental health centers
  • Addiction programs
  • Health and wellness centers
  • Aging and long-term care facilities
  • Corrections Workers
  • Youth services settings
  • Marketing
  • Sales Worker
  • Human resources
  • Childcare Professionals
  • Management

Study at your

own pace

Like all our Bachelor of Arts majors, Union’s Psychology program is available to you whenever you find the time to study in the day. Union’s flexibility gives you the power to advance your career.

Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain

  • Evaluate psychological science and practice in light of professional ethical standards.
  • Recognize values that support diversity and social justice.
  • Integrate psychological content and skills in career and personal goals.
  • Express self-reflection in relation to learning, career, and personal goals.
  • Analyze key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology.
  • Describe and evaluate the impact of psychological factors on lifespan development.
  • Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
    Demonstrate psychology information literacy.
  • Interpret basic psychological research.

Psychology Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• January, May, and September start dates
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits
  • Forensic Science and Criminology
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    FOR 315
  • Emerging Trends in Forensic Science
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    FOR 320
  • Essential Topics in Psychology
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    GPSY 120
  • Statistics for the Professional
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    GSTA 221
  • Independent Studies
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    PSY 100
  • The Helping Relationship
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    PSY 209
  • Child Development: Contexts for Growth
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    PSY 229
  • Adult Development: Perspectives on Human Flourishing
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    PSY 230
  • Research Methods in Psychology
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    PSY 235
  • Psychology and the Law
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    PSY 314
  • Personality Theories: Frameworks of Understanding in Psychology
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    PSY 350
  • Abnormal Psychology: Explorations through Film
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    PSY 351
  • Community Psychology: Cultural and Global Perspectives
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    PSY 352
  • Criminal Behavior
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    PSY 353
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
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    PSY 354
  • Art Therapy: Theories and Methods
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    PSY 355
  • Organizational Psychology
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    PSY 402
  • Mindfulness Based Therapies
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    PSY 440
  • Empathy and Compassion
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    PSY 441
  • Life Stories & Spiritual Development
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    PSY 442
  • Counseling Theories and Practice for the Skilled Helper
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    PSY 443
  • Capstone Portfolio: Self-Assessment and Reflection on Learning
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    PSY 499
  • Addictions Studies
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    The Addictions Studies concentration focuses on knowledge and skills specific to applied work in the addictions field
  • Forensic Psychology
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    The Forensic Psychology concentration focuses on the interface between psychology and the law
  • Holistic Psychology
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    The Holistic Psychology concentration focuses on the intersections between science, psychology, and spirituality
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Hear what our

students are saying

Union Institute & University was a great choice for me. I knew I needed a school that would work with my full-time work load and still be demanding. I also wanted an online institution that is well-respected. I’ve been very happy with the quality of this phase of my education and recommend it heartily!

Deb PingerStudent in Psychology Major

Choosing Union Institute & University was probably one of the best decisions I could have made. Union has allowed me to further my education while working in the demanding field of law enforcement, all while maintaining a balance in my ever-changing personal life.

Ana AlvarezStudent in Psychology & Criminal Justice Management Majors

My professors and classmates were a close knit group and we worked as a team to navigate new knowledge and the infinite online communities of learning. I found it to be very inspiring, and my relationship with classmates was as close as one would be in a classroom.

Melanie Keiser2015 Graduate

I was able to focus on areas of study that were both relevant and resonant with the subjects that interest me the most. The online format permitted me to work within the limitations of my schedule, and I was surprised by the inclusive level of communication among class members. I was also impressed by the quality of inquiries into social justice initiatives that were presented during my study at Union.

Arthur Bigelow2015 Graduate

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