Online Associate Degrees in Psychology

An online associate degree in psychology may provide students with comprehensive knowledge and training in different fields of psychology. In these two-year programs, students may learn about psychology theory and practice, quantitative and qualitative research approaches, and ethics in psychology. Popular areas of concentration may include human growth and development, organizational psychology, behavioral sciences, and social psychology.

Upon graduation, students may either pursue entry-level employment or further their education and transfer their credits into a psychology baccalaureate-level program. Associate-level graduates may seek employment opportunities in counseling, education, healthcare, government, and rehabilitation.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

An associate-level psychology degree program may include a combination of general education requirements along with psychology-focused electives and major-specific coursework for the chosen area of concentration. Students may complete courses such as human growth and development, abnormal psychology, and personality profiles. Possible areas of concentration for a psychology associate degree program may include the following:

  • Forensics
  • Industrial
  • Organizational
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Career Options

Associate-level psychologist graduates may seek employment in counseling, healthcare, rehabilitation, government, and education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in psychology are projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online associate degree in psychology may opt to further their education and transfer their credits into a bachelor’s-level degree program. A psychology baccalaureate degree program may provide students with additional training on social service as well as provide them additional analytical skills pertaining to interpersonal interaction.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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