Navigate the infinite inner workings of the human mind with the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University. Immerse yourself in the theories at the forefront of the field while using case studies and experiential learning to delve into concepts and research methods. Follow the general psychology track or specialize in one of six concentrations. Either way, you'll lay the groundwork for career paths as diverse as college admissions recruiter, human resources specialist, marketing researcher or sports research specialist.
A goalkeeper has 0.08 of a second to make a decision on how to stop a penalty kick, Dr. Michael Hendery, SNHU’s psychology chairman, told former MLS player Calen Carr. Years of training plus split-second information processing can help pull out a win.
As you work toward your BA in Psychology, you'll gain a thorough understanding of psychological principles and how to apply them to social and organizational issues in the real world. Our accredited four-year online psychology degree will leave you well versed in major psychological concepts, human behavior and research methods while developing critical thinking and communications skills important to communicating effectively in many formats.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in psychology at SNHU include:
The online psychology degree at SNHU provides a strong liberal arts background that serves as an ideal springboard to pursue graduate studies in psychology, counseling or other social sciences. It's also the perfect steppingstone to a number of careers in fields like:
Thank you for showing interest in the Psychology programs at Southern New Hampshire University. Psychology is the largest major in the School of Arts and Sciences. Our programs include faculty who have won teaching awards and published books and journal articles. The Psychology program at SNHU emphasizes a balance of academics, field experience and research opportunities.
Our alumni have enjoyed successful careers in psychology. Many have attended master's or doctoral programs. The majority of students who opt to enter the work force right after completing their Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology have found jobs in mental health clinics, social service agencies and human resources.
Students join faculty in research groups that present at psychology conferences and publish in psychological journals. We also have a Psychology Student Association and an honors association, called Psi Chi.
We also offer opportunities for our students to focus on more specialized areas of psychology. We have concentrations in child/adolescent development, forensic psychology and mental health.
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Peter Frost, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology
Past President, New England Psychological Association
Your online psychology degree will build a solid liberal arts foundation that provides a well-rounded education to support your study of psychology. Strengthen your skills in:
Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in related fields.
Discussion/comparison of the principles of mammalian form and function. Includes molecular and cellular mechanisms of major processes (such as muscle contraction, neural transmission, and signal transduction) and examines the structure and function of the 11 organ systems of the human body. Laboratory exercises (BIO-210L) to follow lecture topics.
This course provides students an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students prepare for more advanced concepts in upper-level Psychology courses by learning the basics of how to evaluate research and exploring various areas of specialization within the discipline.
How do psychologists organize, summarize, and interpret information? Students in this course study applications of statistical methods in psychological research and practice. The emphasis of the course is on the conceptual understanding of statistics so that students can read and conduct psychological research; those skills will be applied to students' original projects in Research II: Scientific Investigations. Computation of tests will be conducted on the computer. Students will build upon statistical knowledge and develop an in-depth conceptual and practical understanding of hypothesis testing, tests of significance, standardization, correlation, and analysis of variance in a wide variety of psychological uses. Students will learn the theory of statistical decisions, practical application of statistical software, and how to analyze journal articles. This course typically should be completed during the first semester of the sophomore year.
Students in this course will develop an understanding a variety of research methods, including experimental, survey, correlation and case-history techniques. They will become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each method and understand when each method is best used. Writing intensive course.
This capstone course integrates previous classroom and practical experience with a focus on current issues in psychology. This course likely will include cross-cultural aspects of psychology, ethics, recent career trends in psychology and other topics dictated by current events in psychology. Coverage may change over time, but the basic focus on integrating the past and anticipating the future for psychology seniors will be the major concern. Writing Intensive Course.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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