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B.A. in Psychology 

Success in any field requires understanding, relating to and working with a diverse group of people in diverse situations. 

Our degree immerses students in the principles, insights and scientific methods used to analyze human behavior. We give you the tools to become an observant and effective manager, supervisor or executive in a wide range of mental health professions. 

You'll learn: 

  • Psychological knowledge and application 
  • Scientific reasoning and research skills 
  • Professional and personal values consistent with psychology as a discipline 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Professional and career development 

While your psychology degree is a challenging 120-credit-hour curriculum, at Avila you can progress at your own pace. With classes beginning throughout the year, you have the flexibility to pause and restart your progress according to your personal schedule. Semesters run in an 8-week, on-campus, online, or weekend-intensive format. 

If you're interested in a more traditional psychology program of study, you can find information about Avila's School of Psychology here.


Course Requirements

Mental Health Professions & Other Careers with a Psychology Degree 

Projected job growth in the field of psychology varies by specialty, but job opportunities should continue to grow as job openings are expected to exceed the number of graduates from counseling programs. Education and training requirements vary by state and specialty, but a master's degree is required to become a licensed counselor (Occupational Outlook Handbook). Job opportunities for psychology majors include positions in some of the following areas: 

  • Educational counselors
    · Elementary school counselors (Master's degree required)
    · Employment and career counselors 
    · Rehab/addiction counselors 
    · Mental health counselors 
    · Marriage and family therapists 
    · Social and human services workers 
    · Business and human resources professional 
    · Educational administrators 

The Avila Promise

  • Tuition Protection
  • 4-Year Graduation Guarantee
  • Internship or Research Guarantee
  • Up to $1,000 Travel Award


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