Program Overview

A degree in Psychology is ideal for those who plan to seek employment in community agencies in either the private or public sector. The academic studies program also prepares students to pursue studies in psychology at the graduate school level in either practical (i.e., clinical, school, counseling) or experimental (i.e., neuroscience, developmental, social, cognitive) specializations. Psychology majors explore scientific methods, conduct research, write scholarly research reports in APA style, and present their research findings to peers.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

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    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    Must have official high school transcript, successful GED completion or evidence of satisfactory college work.

    School Overview

    Columbia College offers bachelor’s degree programs in both psychology and sociology.

    • Psychology is the study of human behavior and thought processes. In this program you will study topical areas such as human development, personality theory, neuroscience, how we learn, memory and cognition, emotion, sensation and perception, relationships, abnormal behavior, psychotherapy
    • Sociology is the study of society, from the personal interactions that we all have every day, to the ways our lives are shaped by social institutions and global social forces. Required classes include minority cultures and relations, quantitative research methods, and classical and contemporary social theory.  You’ll also have the choice of focusing on either Culture and Globalization, Gender and Identity, and Crime and Social Inequality.

    Why Columbia College?

    • Online classes allow you to fit your degree around your other commitments. You’ll have weekly assignments and deadlines, but you decide when to do the work.
    • Tuition is about half the national average for four-year private schools, saving you thousands on your degree.
    • Class sessions last eight weeks and start six times each year, giving you the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in three and a half years. 
    • Columbia College is one of the nation’s largest private, nonprofit institutions and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, so you can be confident your degree will be respected in the job market.


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