Designed to deepen your understanding of human behavior, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Mental Health concentration at Southern New Hampshire University will prepare you to pursue graduate degrees in clinical psychology and counseling or careers that emphasize interpersonal relationship building, such as human resources management.
As with all of our Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degrees, you'll acquire a strong foundation in concepts and principles involved with mental health therapy and assessment. The mental health degree online also gives you the opportunity to gain experience working with community-based mental health service organizations.
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.
Our mental health concentration focuses on applying the theory you'll learn in class to a community-based service organization as you prepare for graduate study. The mental health degree online courses for this pre-professional program help bridge the gap between theory and effective mental health intervention strategies through a combination of lectures, field experiences and research. You’ll graduate with a more comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles involved with therapy and assessment.
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:
With your online degree in psychology, you set yourself up for roles like market research analyst, which could see 23% growth through 2026, or human resources manager or public relations specialist, both of which could see 9% growth in the same time period.*
It will also prepare you for graduate programs, such as SNHU's MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Your online BA in Psychology will build a solid liberal arts foundation that provides a well-rounded education to support your study of psychology. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in related fields.
SNHU's bachelor's in mental health program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
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)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.