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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. You will focus on diverse topics such as human development, prejudice, aggression, health and social interaction. Diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, assessment of learning disabilities, and racial and gender identity development are some of the many issues you will study in depth. Examining theoretical approaches and well-known studies, you will learn to blend practical skills with critical thinking abilities. During your journey at New England College, you’ll have support every step of the way, from enrollment to graduation.


In the general studies degree, a BA in Psychology, you can choose your electives. You can also gain specific expertise in a specialized area with one of our concentrations.

Careers in Psychology

High job growth through 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014

  • Mental Health Counselors +20%
  • Psychologists +19%
  • Marriage and Family Therapists +15%
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors +22%

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology can be the preferred education or starting off point for many careers. Here are some to consider:

New England College offers flexible, convenient online learning, accelerated courses and the opportunity to start or continue your educational goals on your own time.

Featured Psychology Courses

A bachelor’s degree in Psychology provides the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics. Here are some of the dynamic courses available.

PS2050 Social Psychology PS2050 Social Psychology

You will examine how an individual’s behavior is affected by the behavior of others. Areas covered include aggression, conformity, attitude formation, methods of persuasion, altruism, environmental effects on behavior, prejudice and discrimination and interpersonal attraction.

PS3170 (CJ3170) Forensic Psychology PS3170 (CJ3170) Forensic Psychology

You will learn about the different psychological characteristics, level of motivation and different prognoses for criminal behavior. Homicide will be presented, not as a unitary event, but as complex behavior, with different phenomenology, psychopathology and dynamics. The course focuses on a number of case studies that illustrate the complex psychological issues involved in domestic violence, hate crimes, sexual homicide and the role of mental illness in crime. In addition, the course covers the relationship of psychology to the practice of law and justice, and the role a forensic psychologist plays within the criminal justice arena. Concepts of personality assessment, expert testimony and profiling of various offenders are discussed. Prerequesite: Any 2000-level Criminal Justice or Psychology course

PS3210 Abnormal Psychology PS3210 Abnormal Psychology

You will explore the causes, symptoms, definition and treatments of psychological disorders. Emphasis is on the more serious forms of psychopathology. The complexities involved in judging normalcy (i.e., the forensic versus clinical model); the correlation between delinquency and mental illness, de-institutionalization, and the rights of the mentally ill are also studied. Prerequesite: PS1110 Introduction to Psychology

To view all of the courses required for this degree, click here.

Why NEC?

  • Unparalleled Support System

  • Regional Accreditation

  • Smaller Class Sizes

  • Accelerated Learning Pace

  • Generous Transfer Policy

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