Psychology B.A. Adult Degree

Your Online Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Avila

Here you’ll graduate with an understanding of human behavior that will help you thrive in an increasingly diverse workforce. Avila’s psychology major is designed for working students, parents, and adult degree completers who are interested in a flexible degree program, you’ll earn your degree at the pace of your life. Along the way, you’ll develop your interpersonal, analytic, research, and writing skills, key proficiencies in any career.

  • 120 credit hour Bachelor of Arts degree program
  • 100% online and asynchronous so you can work, study, and progress on your schedule
  • New sessions start every eight weeks
  • Financial aid is available

As an Avila psychology major you’ll develop:

  • 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

From help with admissions, financial aid, academic advising, and through the challenges of daily life, our student support services are here to help see you through graduation.

Take advantage of Avila’s highly accomplished faculty and flexible continuing education options to find the right path for you. Classes start every eight-weeks and are 100% online.

Logo for CAEL for academic year 2020-21

At Avila we understand that learning takes place outside the classroom. Through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) you can earn college credit through transfer, prior learning portfolio, correspondence, military service, and standardized tests. To get credit for what you already know, see our page on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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EARN YOUR DEGREE AT THE SPEED OF LIFE. Eight-week sessions keep you moving and on track in your psychology major, toward graduation with the flexibility that working adults need for success.
Estimated 2022-2023 costs before financial aid
Adult Student Undergraduate Tuition =  $410 / credit hour
(Books and class materials are your responsibility in all Adult undergraduate programs.)

Find your support at Avila:

  • Dedicated academic advisor
  • Full library and research access
  • Free tutoring
  • Free counseling, career, and other student success services

Are you interested in psychology?
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Working adults not only leave our program prepared academically, but they also benefit from the network of connections of their instructors. Your classes will be lead by professionals who are still active in their fields. As a psychology major, you’ll find small class sizes and interactive and collaborative courses. You’ll find your mentor here.

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Avila Psychology B.A. graduates have pursued careers as:

  • Business
  • Human Resources
  • Education
Avila psychology majors have the skills to work in a wide variety of industries:
  • Healthcare
  • Corporate
  • Non-profit

Learning Commons

Located in the Hooley-Bundschu Library, this cutting-edge space is complete with flexible study areas, meeting rooms, and the latest technology. Dedicated lounge areas and access to our substantive on-site holdings mean you don’t have to compromise while you’re studying for that next exam.

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Center for Student Excellence

If you need help in the classroom, help with your schedule, finding a counselor, or career services help, the Slepitza Center for Student Excellence (SCSE) is here. Your success is what makes Avila special. The SCSE makes your move into college smoother and can assist you throughout your college journey.


Avila University Institute for Professional Studies, Foyle Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-2400

Danielle Weaver, Adult Student Success Advisor
P: 816.501.2945 / E:

Institute for Professional Studies

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