Psychology, BA

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Campus or Online Psychology Degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)

A bachelor’s degree in psychology equips graduates with valuable insights into human behavior and motivations, which are applicable in fields such as business, management, education, and social services. Psychology programs prepare students for a wide range of professions that require an undergraduate degree and provide a solid foundation for those who plan to pursue graduate studies and clinical licensure.

San Diego Christian College (SDC) offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology degree with a choice of 100% online courses or ground-based evening classes on SDC’s Santee campus. The bachelor’s in Psychology curriculum covers essential topics in psychology and research methods with a focus on the biological, cognitive, and social basis of all behavior. SDC’s offering is unique among online psychology programs, as it also delves into the spiritual underpinnings of human behavior and biblical teachings about human life and development.

Read on for an overview of San Diego Christian College’s evening/online bachelor’s in Psychology, or submit the form to request more information.

BACHELOR’S IN PSYCHOLOGY DEGREE OVERVIEW

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Career Opportunities for Psychology Majors

While those who aim to become a licensed counselor or psychologist will need to obtain a master’s or doctoral degree, many opportunities exist for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Students in SDC’s Psychology program can also enhance their credentials with an emphasis or minor in some of today’s most in-demand fields, such as business, communication, education, and leadership.
San Diego Christian College’s Psychology degree can position you for jobs such as:

  • Psychiatric or Behavioral Health Technician
  • Social Work Assistant or Caseworker
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Director of Community Services

Summary of Learning Objectives for the Bachelor’s in Psychology

Students in the Psychology program will have an opportunity to engage in research, program evaluation, service learning, and more. These experiences provide SDC graduates with a working knowledge of psychological theory that lays the groundwork for a successful career in their chosen field.
SDC’s Psychology degree program will prepare you to:

  • Evaluate the interactions of the biological, cognitive, social, and spiritual aspects of human behavior.
  • Apply appropriate methods of psychological inquiry and critically assess sources of psychological literature.
  • Use technology, the internet, library databases, and statistical analyses to collect and analyze information.
  • Demonstrate competency in understanding and working with individual and cultural differences.
  • Implement psychological research and biblical teachings in a variety settings, including business, community, counseling, research, and education.

Evening/Online Psychology Degree Curriculum

Degree candidates must complete 123 credit hours of online coursework or campus-based evening classes to earn a BA in Psychology from San Diego Christian College. Course descriptions and other relevant information can be found in SDC’s Course Catalog.

Psychology majors may choose to pursue an emphasis or minor in a related discipline. Refer to the Adult Professional Studies Emphasis and Minor Options page for details and course listings.

 

Core Courses for Evening or Online Bachelor’s in Psychology Degree Program
Course # Course Name Credits
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 302 Biological Psychology 3
PSY 304 Social Psychology 3
PSY 310 Principles of Psychological Testing 3
PSY 311 Abnormal Psychology 3
HD 364 Life Span Development 3
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Institutional Course Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
BI 392 Servant Leadership 3
BI 393 Historical Perspectives of the Gospels 3
CM 305 Spiritual Formation 3
PD 340 Adult Development and Life Planning 3
PHIL 492 Values and Ethics 3
SCI 302 Scientific Models of Origins 3
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General Education Requirements
Course # Course Name Credits
multiple Critical Thinking/Communication Courses 9
multiple Humanities Courses 12
multiple Math and Science Courses 12
multiple Social Science Courses 12
multiple Liberal Arts Courses 9
multiple Electives* 21
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Research and Capstone Requirements for Psychology Degree Program
Course # Course Name Credits
PHIL 450 Critical and Creative Thinking 3
RSH 495A Research Capstone I 3
RSH 495B Research Capstone Statistics 3
SH 495CR Research Capstone II 3
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“Through each class, I learned more about myself, gained friendships that will last a lifetime, and—most importantly—grew in my walk as a Christian.”

– Kim Swadley

FACULTY

All instructors in the Psychology degree program have relevant expertise and a passion for Christ-centered learning.

Why Choose SDC for Your Psychology Degree? Top Reasons to Start Today

The BA in Psychology program is led by expert faculty and features courses that are directly applicable to your career field, with a biblical framework and opportunities for hands-on research and experience. You’ll also have access to the same campus resources as traditional full-time students, including library services and a team of Student Support professionals who are dedicated to your success. Other reasons to choose SDC:

  • On Campus or Online: Choose the option that best suits your schedule and preferred learning environment—100% online courses or ground-based evening classes.
  • Flexible Start Dates: Each course term is five weeks long, so you may begin your studies at any of 10 start dates throughout the year.
  • Affordable: Undergraduate courses are just $452 per credit, and SDC accepts many forms of financial aid, including federal student aid, military tuition assistance, veterans’ benefits, and employer tuition reimbursement.
  • No Application Fee: It costs nothing to apply to SDC, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Apply for free today, and you could begin your first classes in a matter of weeks!

 

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