Thomas More Accelerated & Graduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology





Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Take the next step toward completing your bachelor’s degree and earn your accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Thomas More University.  People are at the heart of every organization.  Our students are leaders and innovators who share what they have learned to help their organizations, people, and communities grow.


Why earn Psychology degree at Thomas More?

At Thomas More University, we treat every student as a unique individual.  As a psychology major, you will learn valuable knowledge and skills that will apply to just about any career. The BA in Psychology program works conveniently around your schedule and is 100% online.

  • Learn Top Skills Employers Need. We teach critical thinking, research ability, effective communication, technological literacy, ethical decision making, collaboration, and more.
  • Growth Opportunities. You will have access to networking and professional development opportunities as well as personalized career advising.
  • Personal Attention. Our small class sizes, and concierge service with individual advisors and enrollment coaches, ensure you will get the attention you deserve.
  • Exceptional Faculty. Our faculty are experts in their field and dedicated to your success.
  • Planned Degree Pathway. Your personal academic advisor will work with you to transfer the maximum number of credits (up to 90) you have earned from other colleges or universities and create an individualized degree plan just for you. Your advisor will also help you choose a course schedule that works with your busy life.
  • Minor and Double Major Options.  To increase your career opportunities, you may decide to pursue an Associate in Elected Studies in Management degree on your way to earning your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, or you may choose to double major in ethical leadership and earn your BA in Psychology and your BA in Ethical Leadership at the same time.  What a resume you will have after taking advantage of these options.


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Liberal Arts Core (27 credit hours, 6 or 8-week courses):*

ENG150 Literature, Writing, and Research – 3 credit hours

200-Level English – 3 credit hours

Theology – 3 credit hours

Communication – 3 credit hours

Philosophy (any course except PHI105) – 3 credit hours

Natural Science – 3 credit hours

HIS101 World Civilization I – 3 credit hours

HIS102 World Civilization II – 3 credit hours

Fine Arts – 3 credit hours

*To meet accreditation standards, bachelor degrees require a total of 120 total earned credit hours, which includes the required courses above to earn your BA. 30 hours of general electives may be transferred in from other universities, or you may opt to complete a different path. Our personal advisors will help design just the right curriculum for you.

Psychology Core (48 credit hours, 6 or 8-week courses):

PSY105 General Psychology – 3 credit hours

PSY206 Abnormal Psychology – 3 credit hours

PSY205 Social Psychology – 3 credit hours

PSY214 Lifespan Development – 3 credit hours

PSY Elective – 3 credit hours

PSY201 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences – 3 credit hours

PSY202 Intro to Experimental Design – 2 credit hours

Experiment Proposal – 1 credit hour

PSY 308 Experimental Psychology – 3 credit hours

PSY307 Biological Psychology – 3 credit hours

PSY310 Learning – 3 credit hours

PSY306 Clinical and Counseling Psychology – 3 credit hours

PSY305 Theories of Personality – 3 credit hours

PSY316 Cognition – 3 credit hours

PSY311 Motivation – 3 credit hours

PSY408 Senior Seminar – 3 credit hours

Since every student has different needs, and some transfer in previously earned credit hours (up to 90), we will work with each student to create an individualized package that includes all financial aid options, scholarships, VA education benefits, etc., in which you are eligible. Our advisors can evaluate your transcripts and see what credits will transfer. Many employers also offer tuition reimbursement, and we can help you better understand your organization’s benefits.

An estimated cost of attendance for our accelerated undergraduate programs is available here. Included in the Saints resource fee is a $120 to $160 per course stipend that will apply toward the cost of your course materials.

Contact an enrollment coach today at 859-344-3333 or email  to see how much you qualify to receive.

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Psychology graduates can find employment in variety of fields such as Administration, Insurance, Business, Real estate, Health care, Community Service, Banking, Education, Recreation, and Health Care. Further education can open even more possibilities.

Ten Careers That a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Prepares You For

Occupational Outlook Handbook