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Changing the world—one person at a time.

Why do we think, feel and act the way we do? A bachelor’s degree in psychology from Houghton Online will help you gain perspective on your own experiences, develop empathic understanding of others and learn ways to help people in need.

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Get Credit for What You Already Know

If have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience and wish to enter a career in psychology, but need the training and credentials to open doors and succeed, then apply today to Houghton's online degree.

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A Degree Made for a Full-time Professional & Mother

Hear the story of Michelle Miller '20 and how Houghton Online allowed her to balance her full-time employment and motherhood with finishing her degree.

What will I learn?

Through Houghton’s BA in Psychology you will:

  • Conduct psychological research collaboratively with faculty and peers
  • Acquire conflict management, ethical reasoning, and critical thinking skills
  • Obtain hands-on field experience with one of our many internship opportunities
  • Prepare for further study at the graduate level
  • Hone your written, communication and presentation skills for diverse audiences
  • Gain an understanding of how people think and act and how to help and motivate them
  • Deeply integrate rigorous academic study with the Christian faith

124 Credits


Required Credits


Elective Credits + General Education

Degree Requirements

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Faculty with Real-World Experience

Study with faculty members who have years of professional experience in a variety of psychology focuses, including clinical, social, developmental, personality, counseling, and more.

On Your Schedule

Instead of 'live,' in-class sessions, you will participate in video content, readings, and online discussions at your convenience. Scheduled real-time video conferencing allows you to interact with faculty and classmates.

I.T. Support

Connect with friendly technical support professionals, throughout the week and at select hours on weekends, via chat, phone or email as you navigate your online courses.

Get Experience in the Field

Internships give you hands-on learning in a real-world setting, giving you the chance to integrate theory with professional practice. Opportunities include group homes, foster care programs, schools, direct care work; or students can suggest an appropriate customized internship in their local areas.

Cost and Affordability

The cost for the Psychology degree is:


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2023-24 Academic Year
Tuition and fees are subject to change annually. Costs for books are not included.

Program outcomes

Students earning a BA degree in Psychology from Houghton Online are prepared to enter graduate school for further study, or careers as:

Employment Expected to Grow 23%

for substance abuse and mental health counselors
U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsSource

Application Requirements


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July 8, 2024
Sept. 2, 2024
Jan. 13, 2025

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Documents and Supporting Materials

Official college transcripts are required from all institutions attended. Official high school transcripts are required for admission of students who have not attended college and for enrollment of students who have not taken 60 or more college credits.

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