Program Overview

Students with an interest in pursuing careers in an area related to mental health may be ideal for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree from Avila University. The degree is intended to help future professionals understand, relate to, and work with the diverse groups of people they will meet throughout their lives. This program is a part of Avila's Advantage program, an accelerated learning format that allows students to create a plan of study that best suits their strengths and scheduling.

The psychology program focuses on helping students understand human interaction through observation and study. Those enrolled will learn about the principles, insights, and scientific methods of said observations. In turn, students will learn to become more observant and effective managers or supervisors. Graduates of this program may be able to pursue employment in both private and public organizations. Possible career options include educational administrators, social or human services workers, and counselors in a variety of settings that include career-help, rehabilitation, and marriage and family counseling facilities.

The general education core focuses on fundamental areas of liberal arts, the humanities, and social and behavioral sciences. Psychology-specific classes include life span development, research methods, cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology, conflict resolution and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    One year full-time work experience. Minimum 2.0 GPA of above on all transfer coursework. Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    Avila University is a four-year, private Catholic university directly affiliated with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school’s roots date back to 1836, when the first sisters of Saint Joseph arrived in the United States from Lyons to open a school for the deaf. By 1866, Saint Joseph’s Academy opened, and it would later become Avila University. To date, the college offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and concentrations as well as six graduate programs. Avila University’s mission states that the school “is a values-based community of learning providing liberal arts, professional, undergraduate and graduate education to prepare students for responsible lifelong contributions to the global community.”

    The Avila Advantage program offers accelerated online bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and graduate certificates that provides flexibility for working professionals. Distance learning courses are formatted in self-paced, eight-week sessions that begin monthly. While some programs may require on-campus, intensive weekend components, others are delivered completely online.


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