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Psychology

Point University’s online psychology courses help students develop their knowledge of human behavior along with sociology, research, statistics, and writing skills. Most importantly, a degree in psychology is versatile and can serve as a great foundation for many careers.

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Associate of Arts in Psychology

The Associate Degree in Psychology at Point University equips students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with a foundational knowledge of psychology and sociology. Our online psychology courses can help prepare you for entry-level positions in helping professions. You may also continue your studies to earn the Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, criminal justice, or human relations.

Program Goals

The Associate Degree in Psychology builds on the mission and goals of Point University in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students with a basic theoretical foundation for understanding issues in psychology and related fields.
Equip students to apply basic content, principles, and methodologies of the primary areas of knowledge, including the Humanities, Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics.
Equip students with a foundation in biblical theology and worldview issues.
Equip students with essential habits and skills for lifelong learning and success.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our Associate of Arts in Psychology:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Drama of Scripture
  • Personality Theory
  • Educational Psychology


Career Paths

Earning an Associate of Arts in Psychology can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:

  • Healthcare Specialist
  • Christian Family Counseling
  • Career Counselor
  • Market Researcher

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Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

The psychology major provides an undergraduate knowledge base and foundational skills for careers in academia, research, and various helping professions, such as behavioral health agencies, education, human resources, Christian family counseling, law enforcement, and social services. Point University’s online psychology courses can help prepare students for graduate studies in psychology and related fields. Coursework included in the psychology major aligns with the content areas of the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) developed by the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Program Goals

This major builds on the mission and goals of Point University and the general education core in order to attain Point’s general education competencies and accomplish the following program goals and student learning objectives:

Equip students with a theoretical foundation for understanding issues in psychology and related fields.
Equip students with basic skills and professional attitudes pertinent to psychology and helping professions.

Courses Offered

Listed below are some of the courses offered through our Bachelor of Science in Psychology program:

  • Group Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Biblical Resources for Counseling
  • Personality Theory


Potential Career Paths

Earning a Bachelor of Science in Psychology can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:

  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Christian Counselor
  • Higher Education Employee
  • Case Manager
  • Career Counselor

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Online Learning

Point University offers the psychology program in fully-online format.  Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.

At Point University you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Learning more about our online programs is easy, simply fill out the form above to request free information. Discover your place in the Point family today!