The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Concordia University, Nebraska will prepare you for rewarding careers in human and social sciences, as well as foundational preparation for further study at the graduate level. Through a comprehensive curriculum, students explore the many cognitive, emotional, social and biological processes that inform human behavior. Coursework includes key topics like abnormal psychology, personality theory and counseling, as well as a capstone research project for hands-on skill development.
The 120-credit online bachelor's in psychology program combines a solid foundation in psychology theory with practical application in career contexts. Our expert faculty bring years of field expertise to the classroom, so students benefit from real-world experience that can be directly applied in the workplace.
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Psychology - Online Courses
Psychology - Online Major Courses
Psy 101 Introduction to Psychology3The course is a survey of psychology as a natural science and a social science. As a study of human behavior and the mind, the course examines current sub-areas of psychology with attention to neurology, the environment, situation and experience, and the self. Throughout the content, the course also considers how presuppositions in philosophy and theology intersect, integrate, and conflict with views on the human condition.
Math 122 Introduction to Statistics3The fundamentals of elementary statistics, data collection and analysis, probability, distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.
Psy 221 Lifespan Development3This course will address the entire range of the human life chronologically from the moment of conception through death focusing on the physical, cognitive, social and personality development of each chronological period. Basic theories, research findings, and practical applications will be discussed.
Psy 345 Social Psychology3Social influences on the social and psychological development of the individual; the interaction process, role relationships, development of beliefs and attitudes, dynamics of social groups.
Psy 306 Introduction to Psychological and Social Research3See Soc 306.
Psy 445 Abnormal Psychology3Reviews theories and methods which underlie the classification and study of as well as responses to abnormal behavior.
Psy 341 Group Techniques3A seminar–laboratory approach for the study of group work and the group process as they apply to the self, the classroom, youth work, business, and society.
Psy 451 Personality Theory3A study of the dynamic organizations within the human organism of those psychophysical systems that determine the individual’s unique adjustments to his/her environment. Empirical and speculatory viewpoints are studied with careful differentiation between surface and depth factors. A variety of personality theories are explored for direct applicability to the work of teacher, counselor and enabler.
Psy 442 Introduction to Counseling3This introductory course is designed to assist the student to 1) reflect upon attitudes as a helping person 2) increase ability to use a problem management model 3) acquire the various skills that undergird an effort to effectively listen and respond to another person and 4) develop a personal philosophy of helping.
Psy 490 Capstone Seminar3The capstone seminar provides students with the opportunity to integrate and apply learning from their entire college experience. Students will develop and complete a project in conjunction with the course instructor or other approved mentor. Approved projects will require students to use skills, methodology and knowledge to address important issues, explore key arguments, and critique common practices germane to their academic discipline. Internships and fieldwork experiences may also be acceptable projects. The course will also prepare students for the transition from college to graduate/professional school.
- Total Credits 120
- Major Courses 14
- Course Length 8 weeks
As part of this program, you'll select one of the developmental courses.
Psy 205 Adult Development and Aging3This course provides students with an overview of adult lifespan development from a psychological and communicative perspective as well as an introduction to aging studies overall. The course is offered as an elective to students in BA programs and to students in gerontology areas.
Psy 241 Child Psychology3Addresses the development of the child from conception to adolescence focusing on the physical, cognitive, social and personality development of childhood. Basic theories, research findings, and practical applications will be discussed.
Psy 421 Adolescent Psychology and Development3The course presents an arranged sequence of psychological and development theories, concepts, and insights designed to inform the practitioner working with adolescents. The content and class interaction cumulatively examine adolescent behavior and belief systems. The aim is to assist the practitioner with grounded yet flexible decision–making when working with young people in the contexts of counseling, teaching, youth ministry, family, and community.
As part of the program, you'll select three of the four courses from the electives.
Psy 333 Social Gerontology3Social gerontology is the study of the nonphysical aspects of human aging and includes the psychological, social psychological and social aspects of aging. Social gerontology integrates scientific knowledge about social policy and professional practice into the knowledge base created by basic social scientific research. Course includes a review of principles of gerontological research selecting of topics from ageism, theories of development, family and relational networks, sexuality and gender, retirement and financial issues related to social development, and aging and economics.
Psy 403 Mental Health and Aging3This course will provide students with a comprehensive study of mental health issues associated with aging. Issues include: depression, dementia and the management of lifelong conditions in later life.
Psy 419 Death, Dying and Trauma3This course examines the processes, theories and responses to individual and collective trauma, the processes and tasks of dying and the issues of death and bereavement.
Psy 481 Internship in Psychology3The internship in psychology is a planned and supervised educational experience which integrates the knowledge and theory of psychology gained through course work with field experience. Students reflectively observe professionals in the field and participate in meaningful and appropriate ways in the work at hand.
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