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Discover a flexible, online psychology degree that is designed for you to examine the human mind. From a Christian perspective, you will be equipped with the tools and practices to help improve others’ mental health.
Our bachelor’s in psychology is intentionally designed to be both realistically attainable and undeniably valuable. Discover a practical online psychology degree that provides a theoretical and applied understanding of psychological principles to prepare you for graduate study in psychology or entry-level positions in the helping profession. Experience it all within a supportive Christian community to encourage you as you live out your calling.
Leverage your psychology degree in the marketplace by pinpointing your area of study. Customize your program by selecting one of two concentrations:
Students complete 16 credits specific to Health Psychology. Gain the theoretical background of how psychological, behavioral, cultural, and social factors influence health and wellness. Plus, examine stress and pain interventions as well as the role of stress and lifestyle choices and how they affect our well-being.
Students complete 16 credits specific to Marriage and Family. Examine foundations for family communication, problem solving, and relationships; a systems perspective on family dynamics and their impact upon marital quality and the family; as well as counseling and intervention strategies.
Students complete 16 credits in related coursework.
Still have questions about earning a psychology degree? Check out a few of our most frequently asked questions!
Definitely. We know it can be nerve-wracking to take the next step toward your goals, especially as you consider how pursuing a degree will fit into your busy life.
That’s why we’ve created a value-packed bachelor's degree in psychology that provides a manageable workload for a busy adult. Experience flexible education and student-friendly courses all within a convenient online or blended format—so you don’t have to choose between your responsibilities and an education.
Yes! It is a top priority to make quality education affordable so that you can ignite your calling right here at UNW. You can expect competitive tuition that’s actually less than the cost of most state undergraduate programs.
More than our commitment to an affordable education, though, is our commitment to a valuable one. Invest in an education at UNW that offers faith-infused learning, a highly interactive online community, courses taught by actively practicing faculty, and student-friendly course design.
Absolutely. We believe online students of all ages thrive in a learning environment where they feel known, supported, and encouraged. Our online psychology programs, steeped in faith-infused principles, offer access to free tutoring and coaching resources, personal academic advising, optional live-learning sessions, and—of course—our highly interactive virtual community.
Our curriculum is designed to provide you with a foundation for success in the real world. A degree in psychology can open doors to careers in human services, business, and health services.
UNW alumni have taken on roles such as case managers, psychologists, criminal investigators, mental health counselors, home care aids, psychiatric technicians, social services aids, social workers, psychiatric aides, career counselors, and substance abuse counselors.
We recognize that faith often plays a central role in professional life. Our clinically-oriented online courses examine the field of psychology as it applies to a variety of fields from a faith-infused perspective. Not only will you be equipped with real-world knowledge, you’ll learn how to use it to care for the mental health of others from a Christian perspective.
UNW equipped me with an extremely solid base of knowledge and understanding in the field of psychology. The degree provided tools, concepts, theories, and practices that can be incorporated into all of my current and future work. Understanding how and why we function the way we do as human beings is fascinating, in addition to understanding how to best optimize and utilize that information from a biblical, theological and psychological perspective.
Northwestern’s adult undergraduate psychology program offers concentrations in marriage & family and health psychology. Coursework is uniquely Christian with a capstone in the integration of psychology and theology. A degree in psychology prepares you for further education in graduate school, various positions in the mental health field, or occupations such as criminal justice or human resources.
Northwestern provides an ideal environment for both your professional and personal growth! Our program is specifically tailored to help you develop strong interpersonal skills and empower you to more effectively help others. When you consider the ripple effect this will have in our community and in ensuring quality care for clients, you are investing in much more than merely your own education. You are investing in others who need help in our community!
I feel a passion for school now that I never thought I would have. I can show my kids what it is to be successful at school. It is neat because when they see me studying, they always join me and I love that.
Note: Roles in some settings may require additional education or training.
As you pursue a psychology degree online at UNW, you will learn to analyze, communicate effectively, solve problems, and counsel patients. Dive into this skills-based major that will prepare you to be a successful professional in a variety of fields or to continue onto graduate-level programs in psychology, education, law, business, or medicine.