Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Psychology offered by Bunker Hill Community College is available to students in a completely online format. An objective of the college is to help students develop themselves into critical thinkers who can examine various propositions, theoretical statements, and social assertions that they encounter. This program aims to equip students with an understanding of basic research methods and techniques that are employed by psychologists, sociologists, and cultural anthropologists.

This program aims to provide the fundamental theoretical foundations of their field of study. By the end of the program, a student should have acquired the following skills and should be able to convey the following knowledge: to be able to describe the characteristics of major psychological theories; to have an understanding of current perspectives regarding the relationship between the mind and the body; to be able to comprehend the current schools of psychotherapy and how they are utilized; finally, to explain the biological, cognitive, affective, and emotional stages of human development throughout the life span.

The required courses for the General Education core include: College Writing I and II and electives in Individual and Society, World View, Quantitative Thought, Science and Technology, and Humanities. General Education courses are required so as to impart to the student a wide breadth of knowledge, the ability to think critically, analyze affectively, and be prepared for a variety of challenges that may come up in a career situations. The Concentration courses include: Principles of Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Child Psychology or Adolescent and Adult Development; Psychology of Personal Adjustment, Social Psychology, Intro to Behavioral Research, and electives in Mathematics, Lab Science, Literature, Liberal Arts, and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Requires 62-63 credit hours for completion. High school diploma or GED equivalent. Official transcripts from previous college(s).

    School Overview

    Founded in 1973, Bunker Hill Community College is a public, two-year community college, located in the Charlestown section of Boston, Massachusetts. Bunker Hill Community College offers more than one hundred associate’s degree and certificate programs. Degrees can be applied to transfer opportunities at four-year institutions or can prepare students to directly enter the workforce. 

    Distance education options at Bunker Hill Community College include online associate’s degrees and certificate programs, virtual courses, streaming media courses, hybrid classwork, along with postal correspondence courses. The college offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science programs that can be earned completely online. The virtual classroom environment at BHCC reflects that of the on-campus setting, with similar academic rigor and standards.


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