Online B.A. or B.S. in Psychology

Psychology students will learn the tools of psychological research and how to clearly communicate the results of scientific studies. Through internships, class projects and independent research, students will have the opportunity to put learned psychological principles into practice. Through this combination of classroom and practical learning, the psychology program prepares students for graduate study or employment in psychology-related fields.

Psychology Major Coursework 

Online Psychology is a 124-credit-hour program that allows students flexibility. Students who graduate with the degree have earned 45 credit hours of required courses in the major, 32 credit hours in general education, 8 hours for the B.A. or B.S., and 39 credit hours of elective, and/or experiential credit. 

Those who have already earned an associate’s degree or are close to earning one may complete the program in as little as two years. Students who do not have an associate’s degree have the opportunity to design their program plans with challenging exams, experiential credit, and elective courses that fit their needs. The curriculum requirements are detailed below.


You can tailor YOUR degree based on your interests and career goals by selecting your electives. Electives may include (but are not limited to):

  • PSY 2100 Child and Adolescent Development
  • PSY 2400 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 2609 Human Sexuality
  • PSY 3200 Educational Psychology
  • PSY 3300 Sensation and Perception
  • PSY 3450 Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY 3500 Special Topics in Psychology (e.g., Counseling Theories, Health Psychology, Mental Illness in Film, Animal Behavior)
  • PSY 3800 Internship in Psychology
  • PSY 4100 Learning, Memory and Cognition
  • PSY 4150 Human Factors Psychology
  • PSY 4300 Social Psychology


Online (8-week classes)

  • Two sessions in the Fall (August and October start dates)
  • Two sessions in the Spring (January and March start dates)
  • One session in the Summer (May start date)




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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.