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Psychology and Human Development

Bachelor's Degree

Why this program?

You are fascinated by the human mind. You are equally curious how the world around us influences individual human thought, behavior, and interactions with others. You believe that a healthy individual helps contribute to a more just and sustainable world, and visa versa. You therefore want a more holistic approach to Psychology than most colleges and universities offer. You believe this integrated program is the best way to become an effective and positive agent for change. 

What can you do with this degree?

While becoming a licensed therapist is a common career track for our graduates, many students have found other careers that need the same practical skillsets and holistic mindset.

What will this program look like?

Explore emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual aspects of human development while also gaining deep insight into how socioeconomic, political, and environmental systems influence individuals and communities.  This kind of integration goes beyond traditional Western views, which narrowly focuses on the person. In our advanced level, cross-pollinate your studies with other departments, and gain first-hand experience in the field.  Learn to apply critically and ethically informed psychological knowledge to support individual, societal, and environmental, and organizational wellbeing. Learn to apply scientific thinking to understand and evaluate the quality and value of psychological research, theories, and applications. Learn how to prepare and practice for a therapeutic setting. Learn to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes, using multiple mediums (written, oral, digital media, arts, etc.).

Create your own original concentration, or choose from the following:

  • Ecopsychology
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Holistic Health and Wellness
  • Sacred Psychology
Key program information

Start Dates:
May 21, 2024 (online only)
August 20, 2024
January 14, 2025

Application Deadlines:
May 10, 2024
August 5, 2024
January 2, 2025
May 12, 2025

August 2, 2024
December 20, 2024

Application Checklist

  • Completed Application
  • Official transcripts
  • List of References
  • Essay

Admissions & Apply

Careers & Opportunities

Career Pathways

With this degree, you fit readily into fields that require deep psychological understanding of human connection to each other and the world around them:

  • Social/Human Services Worker
  • Residential Counselor
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Disability Policy Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Community Service Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Advertising or Marketing Specialist

Career Planning

Our student success team works with you to map out a plan that works, for your goals and your life. There are many ways to get where you’re going, and we’ve seen it all!

Are you interested in being part of our community?

One thing we all have in common is our passion – passion for helping others, passion for the environment, passion for social justice and a passion for a different kind of learning experience.