Online Psychology Degree (B.A.)

Is an online Psychology degree right for me?

If you’re interested in learning about human development, helping others achieve a well-balanced life, or better understanding interpersonal relationships, then yes! Now might be the perfect time to start pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Huntington University’s online program is designed specifically to help you finish your degree around a busy schedule. Our five-week online courses let you focus on your studies — and the next step in your career.

Why study Psychology at Huntington University?

  • You can complete your degree without giving up your current job — or valuable family time!
  • Complete weekly assignments entirely online.
  • Foster your critical thinking skills and prepare for graduate study or entry-level employment in a psychology-related field.
  • Explore the implications of the Christian faith on the psychology profession.
You’re not alone. 70% of Hoosiers take more than 4 years to finish college.
The average age of an adult degree program student in 2018 was 35.
Approximately 80% of our incoming student population received financial aid in 2018.
The average adult degree class has a 7:1 student-professor ratio.

After Graduation

With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’re well on your way to a variety of expanded opportunities, complete with potential salary increases and greater responsibilities. Think case manager, career counselor, child care worker, probation and parole officer, and sales rep, to name a few. Or you can take your career to the next level with a Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, or Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree.

There’s so much more we could tell you about Huntington University.

We would love to have a conversation with you about your goals and how we can help you reach them. To get started, tell us a little more about how our admissions team can contact you.

Earn your degree through engaging online courses.

Huntington University specializes in creating a supportive online learning environment for busy adults. You’ll earn the same degree as traditional college students but with the convenience of completing weekly courses around your schedule.

We’ll help you develop a deeper understanding of human development, interpersonal relationships, and theories and research of psychology.

A Degree of Integrity

Our degree programs are built on Christian principles and enriched with our broad curriculum in the liberal arts. Your professors will help you integrate academic excellence with your Christian faith. If you want to connect with fellow students and faculty mentors in meaningful ways, all while gaining the professional competence you need, Huntington University is where you belong.

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Psychology Courses

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PYX 111 Introduction to Psychology
(3 credits )

A survey of the principles, methods and findings in various areas of psychology. Specific topics include development, socialization, consciousness, personality, motivation and emotion, learning and memory, physiology, neuroscience, stress and coping, and psychopathology.

PYX 211 Child and Adolescent Development
(3 credits )

This course focuses on development from conception through adolescence. Physical, cognitive, psychosocial and moral development during this period are covered. Special emphasis is placed on the dynamics of parent-child interaction and practical methods of enhancing the healthy growth of children.
Prerequisite: PYX 111

PYX 215 Adult Development
(3 credits )

This course focuses on development dynamics from early adulthood through old age. Adult life stages are examined in terms of physical, cognitive, moral and psychosocial factors to gain understanding of the specific tasks and the potential problems involved in each of the developmental stages, both from an individual and a relational perspective.
Prerequisite: PYX 111

PYX 230 Human Development
(3 credits )

This course focuses on the basic processes of cognitive, moral, physical and psychosocial development from conception through death. Attention is given to both theories and research regarding the stages and transitions encountered by persons over the lifespan. Special attention is given to the relationship between physical and psychological problems during development.
Prerequisite: PYX 111

PYX 321 Interpersonal Relationships
(3 credits )

This course examines the dynamics of effective interpersonal relationships and how those dynamics are applied within the counseling field. Topics include personal factors that influence relationships, verbal and nonverbal behavior, barriers to effective communication and conflict, contextualized to basic counseling concepts and skills. Practical exercises and group work to develop those basic skills are an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite: PYX 111

PYX 331 Psychology of Health and Wellness
(3 credits )

This course examines health and wellness psychology and looks at the efforts people make in promoting good health, how effectively people cope with and reduce stress and pain, and the recovery, rehabilitation, and psychosocial adjustment of patients with serious health problems. Topics include factors that are related to health habits and lifestyles, methods to enhance health behavior and prevent illness, and stress and stress management. Practical exercises and group work to develop those basic skills are an integral part of the course.
Prerequisites: PYX 111 and sophomore standing at time of registration

PYX 351 Social Psychology
(3 credits )

A study of how the thoughts, feelings and behavior of individuals are influenced by others. Topics include attitude formation and change, prejudice, conformity, leadership, interpersonal attraction, prosocial behavior and cooperation/competition.
Prerequisite: PYX 111

PYX 381 Introduction to Research Methods
(3 credits )

This course focuses on the analytical techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include the anatomy of the experimental method, characteristics of variables, data analysis techniques, reliability and validity considerations, sources of experimental error, data analysis techniques, APA scholarly writing and ethical issues in research. Students will engage in data collection using multiple research methods, analyses and interpretation. Students will also be introduced to the SPSS statistical program.
Prerequisites: PYX 111, OM 323, and one additional course in psychology

PYX 382 Applied Research Methods
(3 credits )

This course focuses on the design, execution and dissemination of behavioral science research. Topics include theory driven generation of hypotheses, literature review and data analysis techniques, operationalization of variables, implication of experimental results and an introduction to APA style. Students will plan, conduct and defend a research project during the course.
Prerequisite: PYX 381

PYX 411 Fundamentals of Counseling
(3 credits )

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the counseling process - both cognitively and experientially. Content will include the dynamics of helping interventions and practicing the skills that provide the foundation of effective counseling. The focus of the course will be on the understanding, discussion and use of basic counseling skills. Careful attention will be given to examining the field of counseling/therapy from a Christian perspective.
Prerequisites: PYX 111 and 321

PYX 461 Abnormal Psychology
(3 credits )

An examination of the symptoms, etiology and treatment of abnormal behavior. Current diagnostic classifications are used as a conceptual framework.
Prerequisite: PYX 111

PYX 485 Senior Seminar
(3 credits )

The purpose of this course is to synthesize and review the various components of the psychology curriculum to which the student has been exposed. Students also contribute to the selection of additional course topics. Students will complete a scholarly faith integration paper. Students will also complete a service-learning experience as part of course work.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing

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