Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Hawaii Pacific University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University is an online psychology degree for those interested in the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.  The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, exposing students to a variety of methodologies and laboratory experiences in the field as they also learn to value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, and act ethically.  You will gain experience with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology, allowing you to evaluate, interpret, and solve problems in the workplace, at home, and in your community.  Students improve their skills in critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, research methods, and the scientific approach to problem solving as they complete courses that emphasize active learning, fieldwork, and research within an international environment. 

While working with problems related to behavior and mental processes, you will study such topics as:

  • Human and animal learning
  • Cognition and behavior
  • Child and adult development
  • Normal and abnormal behavior
  • Addictions
  • Neuroscience


  • Transcripts
  • Personal statement
  • SAT I or ACT Scores (freshman only)
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Resume

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission