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.

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. In addition, there is an accelerated pathway from the B.A. program to the fully online Master of Arts degree program, where students can select from 5 unique majors.

  • 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.

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
Skills & Benefits
  • 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.
  • Consider multiple perspectives in psychology
  • Interpret basic psychological research, and demonstrate psychology information literacy.

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.
  • Consider multiple perspectives in psychology.
  • Interpret basic psychological research, and demonstrate psychology information literacy.

General Education Coursework

Union students come from all backgrounds. Explore general education courses that fit YOUR needs below!

Psychology Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• Classes start every 8 weeks!
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits

All
Concentrations
Major & Core Courses
General Education
Electives
Graduation Capstone

CJM 317

CJM 317

CJM 330

CJM 330

FOR 310

FOR 310

FOR 315

FOR 315

FOR 320

FOR 320

GPSY 120

GPSY 120

GSTA 221

GSTA 221

PSY 209

PSY 209

PSY 229

PSY 229

PSY 230

PSY 230

PSY 235

PSY 235

PSY 314

PSY 314

PSY 350

PSY 350

PSY 351

PSY 351

PSY 352

PSY 352

PSY 354

PSY 354

PSY 355

PSY 355

PSY 402

PSY 402

PSY 440

PSY 440

PSY 441

PSY 441

PSY 442

PSY 442

PSY 443

PSY 443

PSY 499

PSY 499

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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