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Associate Degree in Psychology

Psychology plays a part in a number of industries, from marketing and human resources to education. Understanding how the mind works and develops can make it easier to navigate an entry-level career and build strong working and personal relationships. Through an online Associate Degree in Psychology, you can build a foundational understanding of human behavior and personality while also learning important skills that are transferable to any career such as public speaking, writing, and data analysis.

In Ashworth’s online associate degree program, you’ll graduate with a degree that can help you prepare to take the next steps toward furthering your education in psychology, qualifying for entry-level jobs in many industries, and strengthening a broad range of sought-after skills.

Our online degree programs are entirely self-paced, so you can learn and build skills at the pace that works best for you and your busy life.

Online Psychology Associate Degree Curriculum

In your four-semester, online Psychology Associate Degree, you’ll work toward developing foundational knowledge in the field that can be beneficial in a variety of careers and help you prepare to further your psychology education. Your online psychology classes include:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Personality

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What you get

  • Textbooks and/or eBooks
  • Academic support via email, web portal, or phone
  • Student Portal dashboard for instant access to lessons and support
  • Learning Resource Center online libraries and labs
  • ProQuest® digital access to thousands of sources for research
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

median salary

Salary with an associate degree

The more education you have, the more you’re likely to earn! Those with associate degrees earn 48% more, on average, than those with just a high school diploma.


Learn how to effectively manage your personal life, deal effectively with others, and foster career success.


Gain the time management, critical thinking, problem solving, and strong communication skills required for success.


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Online Psychology Associate Degree FAQ

Whether you’re new to online education or you have taken online classes before, you may still have questions about how Ashworth’s online degrees work. Here’s what you need to know.

Many companies place a high value on people who have an online Associate Degree in Psychology. That’s because it demonstrates a deep interest in understanding human relations and behavior and the self-motivation to gain professional-level knowledge. In fact, earning your Associate Degree in Psychology online should be appreciated by a variety of businesses and organizations because it involves skills that can be applied on numerous fronts, from customer service and human resources to sales, management, and more.

As soon as you enroll, you gain access to our career services platform, Ashworth College Central Network. It's an online toolkit that offers step-by-step guidance for building your resume, drafting cover letters, writing thank you notes, and more. Your lessons may refer you to the Ashworth College Central Network as you prepare to graduate and take new steps in your career. After you earn your degree, you'll retain your account so you can sharpen your skills anytime you need to.

Our online associate degrees are completely self-paced, so you can study psychology on your schedule! While many students can and do finish each semester of the program within 6 months, completing the entire program within about 2 years, we allow you up to 4 years from the date of your enrollment to complete your degree.

In your online Psychology Associate Degree, you’ll learn the fundamentals of psychology, as well as build skills vital to working in any industry! Through the four-semester degree, you’ll learn things like social psychology, human development, abnormal psychology, and the psychology of personality. You’ll also take classes on writing, public speaking, and mathematics for a well-rounded curriculum.

The big differences between a diploma and a degree in psychology are how long it takes to complete, what you learn, and what you’re qualified to do after graduation. Generally, a career diploma level education in psych will cover very foundational information while a degree will go more in-depth on topics in the field. Additionally, a career diploma can often be completed in a matter of months, where an associate degree can take at least two years to finish.

To become a psychologist, you’ll need to complete advanced degrees, clinical hours, and become licensed in the field. Most psychologists have at least a bachelor’s degree, but master’s degrees or doctorates are much preferred. If you’re interested in becoming a licensed psychologist, after completing our online Associate Degree in Psychology, you’ll want to move on to a bachelor's degree in psychology. From there, you’ll have an opportunity to qualify for more careers or take the next steps in your education.

Popular jobs for people who have a Psychology Associate Degree include research assistant, social and human services assistant, and psychiatric technician. Many people also go on to earn their Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

Related programs

Our online Associate Degree in Psychology isn’t the only psychology program available at Ashworth College. Our other psychology programs include :

State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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