Program Overview

Understanding the nature of human psychology has theoretical and philosophical underpinnings which require years of study to master. An understanding of psychology can be used to help individuals in need, increase the understanding of the mind, and develop techniques for business and organizations to help promote well-being of people in a professional or creative setting. The science of psychology is always in development, and professionals are not allowed to practice psychology in a professional setting as a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, or social worker without a formal education and extensive licensing. 

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology will prepare students who seek knowledge and careers in psychology with the skills and understanding they need to develop themselves as professional psychologists. The structure of the department promotes coursework and fields placement that integrate experience and learning with study of psychology in a scientific setting. The program’s goals are to provide students with knowledge through these methods of study to prepare students for entry-level positions in human services professions, and to provide students with opportunities to examine and interpret human situations and relationships through psychological perspectives.

Students can expect to take a wide variety of classes dealing with different topics of psychology, including general psychology, psychology of women, developmental psychology, research methodology, learning development, biological psychology, abnormal psychology, personality development, psychological tests and measurements, human sexuality, adolescent psychology, topics in psychology, techniques of counseling, stress management, drug and alcohol addiction, social psychology, forensic psychology, crisis intervention, statistics, law, ethics, and society, sociology, and students will be required to complete a psychology internship and a practicum before completing the program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

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


    Letter of Recommendation. Official transcripts.

    School Overview

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a Roman Catholic, 4-year, liberal arts women’s college located in Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. The school was founded in 1840 and was associated with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. In 1841, an academy for women was established by Saint Mother Theodore Guerin who was canonized in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI. SMWC is the oldest Catholic women’s college in the nation. The school was actually the first women’s college to offer journalism courses and degree work for secondary education.

    At present, SMWC offers associate, bachelor, and graduate degrees in over 30 majors on-campus and online.


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