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 

The Online Psychology program is a 124-credit-hour program that allows students flexibility. Students who graduate with the degree have earned 40 credit hours of required courses in the major, 32 credit hours in general education, 8 hours for the B.A. or B.S., and 44 credit hours of elective, transfer, 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. 

Required Classes 

  • PSY 1100 General Psychology
  • SSC 3600 Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • 28 credit hours in Psychology electives, with at least 16 credit hours at the 3000 level or higher
  • PSY 4900 Senior Seminar


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


At Greensboro College, we take adult students as they are and get them where they want to go.  The Psychology program is customized to ensure that students who have busy lifestyles because of work and family have options available to allow them easy access to education and their desire to complete their degree. Or to apply, click here.

Further Questions?

For more information on the Psychology program, contact Dr. Kristin Sheridan at, or to discuss any other adult program at Greensboro College, contact the Office of Adult and Professional Programs at 336-217-7284 or email Or to apply, click here.

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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.