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Psychology Certificate Online

Undergraduate Certificate in

Our nationally accredited Undergraduate Psychology Certificate online program introduces you to psychological research, biology and behavior, and the relationships between the environment and behavior. Online psychology classes will be valuable as you pursue your dream career.

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months

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$34 Per Month

  What You'll Learn

The Psychology Undergraduate Certificate program is comprised of 5 courses of 3 credit hours each. To complete the program, students must take 2 required courses and 3 electives. You’ll be introduced to fundamental topics such as…

  • Human growth and development
  • Social problems
  • Social psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Psychology of personality

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Required Course

S01 –Introduction to Psychology I  

This is an introduction to the study of psychology, including psychological research, biology and behavior, and the relationships between the environment and behavior. The course also covers neurons, hormones, and the brain, body rhythms and mental states, sensation and perception, learning and conditioning, and behavior in social and cultural contexts.
Credit Hours: 3

S02 – Introduction to Psychology II  

This course is a continuation of Introduction to Psychology I. This course explores thinking and feeling, the developing person, and health and disorders. Also covers emotion, motivation, theories of personality, development over the life span, and approaches to treatment and therapy.
Credit Hours: 3


S03 - Human Growth and Development I  

This is an in-depth look at physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from birth through middle childhood. In this course, the student will discover how the complex processes of heredity, environment, and maturation interact to create the varied and unique human beings that we become. The student will also learn about the theories and research methods used to study people of all ages and cultures.
Credit Hours: 3

S04 - Human Growth and Development II  

A continuation of Human Growth and Development I, this course covers physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from adolescence through late adulthood and death.
Credit Hours: 3

S05 - Social Problems  

This course invites you to look at problems of poverty, urban sprawl, and white-collar crime, among others, as determined and resolved at a societal level. The course places an emphasis on sexual variance, alcohol and drugs, crime and delinquency, violence, poverty, family problems, physical and mental illness, war, population, aging, urban problems, and environmental destruction.
Credit Hours: 3

S06 – Social Psychology 

This course is an introduction to the behavior of individuals as members of the larger society, with emphasis on beliefs, judgments, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, intimacy, altruism, conflict, peacemaking, and practical applications.
Credit Hours: 3

S07 - Abnormal Psychology  

In this course, we will examine the contributions of sociocultural, psychological, and biological forces in an attempt to understand our own and other's behaviors. The course places particular emphasis on classification, treatment, and assessment of various disorders, including anxiety disorders, sexual disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality disorders, substance related disorders, eating disorders, and impulse control disorders.
Credit Hours: 3

S08 - Psychology of Personality  

In this course, you will learn about factors shaping personality, including biological (genes and evolution), intrapsychic (factors within the mind that influence behavior, thoughts, and feelings), dispositional (aspects of personality that are stable over time and relatively consistent), cognitive and experiential (perceptions, thoughts, feelings, desires, beliefs, and other conscious experiences), social and cultural (social institutions, social roles and expectations, and relationships), and adjustments to life’s events.
Credit Hours: 3

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  What You Get

Earn your Undergraduate Psychology Certificate online from home at your own pace. Enroll anytime, start immediately and move ahead quickly. In as few as 6 months, you could graduate with a Psychology Certificate that could help qualify you for career advancement, a promotion and higher pay. The program includes:

Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive textbooks and study guides
  • Open-book, online exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
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Graduates receive a certificate suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Take pride in knowing your Undergraduate Psychology Certificate is awarded by a nationally accredited college, an expression of your commitment to professional success.

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A Psychology Certificate could be an essential ingredient in your success. Start your online psychology classes today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.