Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 44
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420


The mind is complex and motivates human behavior and personal development. Gain a deeper understanding of psychology concepts and applications through Concordia University, St. Paul’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

The 44-credit hour program takes a contemporary approach to psychology methods and prepares students for a modern health environment through comprehensive and rigorous curriculum as well as a 12-credit hour internship that offers practical field experience. Students can complete the program in seven weeks for an accelerated learning experience that puts you on track for career advancement sooner.

Students with an interest in social behaviors and investigative research will find fulfillment in Concordia University, St. Paul’s psychology program. The bachelor’s in psychology degree provides a solid educational foundation for continued education in graduate programs.


*If you’re interested in advancing your psychology education with graduate study, click here to learn more about our partnership with Touro University Worldwide. 

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Introduction to Psychology

This course introduces the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Psychological, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, psychodynamic and social-cultural perspectives are explored. Topics such as scientific method, statistical reasoning, neuroscience, learning, cognitive processes, development, psychological adjustment, therapy, social psychology, diversity and community are studied.


Lifespan Developmental Psy

This course is a scientific study of development from prenatal life through late adulthood, with emphasis on the interplay of psychological processes, heredity and environment. This chronological review addresses physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes across the lifespan. Students observe children in the campus Early Childhood Center or in a similar setting off campus. Prerequisites: PSY 101.


Research Meth/Stats Appl

This course covers a variety of research strategies for studying psychological phenomena. Students will conduct studies using different research methodologies and will gain experience in analyzing data and writing research reports. Descriptive Statistics, measures of central tendency, correlation, multiple regression, inferential statistics, chi-square, t-tests, analysis of variance, hypothesis testing with application to research methodologies will be taught. (Prerequisites: PSY101, MAT110)


Introduction to Counseling

Basic theory, principles, and techniques of counseling and its application to counseling settings are explored. In addition, students develop counseling skills in the following three theoretical areas: person-centered therapy, behavioral contracting, and reality therapy. The student becomes both teacher and subject in experiential laboratory sessions. (Prerequisite: 8 credits of psychology)


Cognition, Learn & Memory

This course introduces students to important insights and theoretical principles of modern cognitive science. Students study human cognition, perception and attention, memory, knowledge representation, language, reasoning, problem solving, cognitive development, creativity, learning, and individual differences in cognition. (Prerequisite: PSY101)


Abnormal Psychology

An introduction to the study of abnormal psychology. The course covers a wide range of behaviors that are distressing to a person or society or which are otherwise identified as abnormal. A comprehensive review of the etiologies of psychological disorders, discussion of available treatments and a focus on the effects that mental illness has on the individual, the family system, and society are included. Current controversies in the field are identified. (Prerequisite: PSY101)


Social Psychology

Students examine how the individual’s personality, behavior and attitudes are shaped through interaction with others. The course deals with such issues as conformity, persuasion, aggression, altruism, and attraction. Individual behavior is understood in light of symbolic communication and the social construction of the self. (Prerequisite: SOC152 or PSY101)


Intro to Personality Theories

This course introduces the student to a variety of personality theories including psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic and trait and type theories. Issues in personality measurement and assessment techniques are also presented and discussed. (Prerequisite: PSY101)


Psychology Internship

This internship provides the student with an in-depth field experience in a work setting that provides services that are psychological in nature. The student learns to apply psychological theories and principles. The student in conjunction with the academic advisor selects an appropriate internship site which meets the needs and vocational interests of the student.


1. Apply Online

2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

Start Dates

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST


*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree