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Psychology Course Online PSY-108 - Introduction to Psychology

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Register By: October 21 Classes Start: October 23

Gain skills and college credits in just 8 weeks

  • $990 course cost ($330/credit)
  • Upskill and earn college credits
  • 100% online, no set class times
  • Course only 8 weeks long
  • No application fee
  • No SAT/ACT scores required

Introduction to Psychology Course (PSY 108) Overview

Whether you’re looking to get a jumpstart on your degree, upskill for your career, or get a feel for online college courses, SNHU’s Introduction to Psychology course is a great place to start—and can give you the skills you need to move forward.

The PSY-108 Introduction to Psychology online course provides you with foundational knowledge in psychology as viewed through the lens of practical application. It covers core concepts like the relationship between nature and nurture, gender, personality, research and ethics, and the foundational theories in which this discipline is built. It uses five themes (emotional intelligence, social justice, self-care, ethics, and career connections) to provide students with opportunities to connect theory with real-world applications. The course also provides a solid foundation of relevant cross disciplinary knowledge and skills. And, the learning resources included in PSY-108 provides an immersive and interactive learning experience with real-world applicability.

In this course, students will learn how to:

  • Explore the complexities of the human mind
  • Examine the science behind why we think, feel, and do what we do
  • Understand the evolution of psychology through the early schools of thought
  • Differentiate between major branches, and core theories
  • Examine contemporary perspectives in psychology

Ultimately, students will consider the broad influence of psychology on their perceptions, emotions, and everyday choices, and come to understand that, in the human experience, “psychology is everywhere.”

Therefore, this course is not only a fantastic starting point for a degree in Psychology, but is also highly relevant to a wide variety of careers where understanding human behavior is key—like marketing, sales, market research, human resources, training and development, and a range of management and leadership roles.

Where Can a Single Course Take You?

There are lots of advantages to taking a single course. Whether you want to grow in your current career, prepare yourself for a new one, or get one step closer to a college degree, an individual course is a great way to get started.

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Upskill for Your Career

SNHU courses focus on real-world, career-focused skills that you can use immediately in the workplace, or to help prepare you to advance in the field.


Earn College Credits

Course credits may be transferred to a degree program at SNHU or another university, depending on your university’s transfer policy.

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Finish in Just 8 Weeks

Not only is a single course low-commitment, but it’s a fast way to gain skills, college credits, and explore what it’s like to take courses at SNHU.

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Career-focused curriculum, taught by expert faculty

Nickolas H. Dominello, Associate Dean, Social Sciences

"You don't have to be a psychology major to benefit from the PSY-108 course curriculum. SNHU's Intro to Psychology course is designed to make a connection between basic psychological concepts and how to apply those concepts in your career."

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates for SNHU's online courses are among the lowest in the nation.

Non-Degree Seeking Coursework Only Course Cost Credits Earned
Online Undergraduate
$990 ($330/credit)

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

Please note: Books and materials are not included in the above costs. Federal Financial Aid is not available, but you can use employer tuition benefits or tuition reimbursement if available to you. Contact your employer benefits manager to see if you have funds available, or talk to our admission team to learn about payment options.

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