Earn your degree in Psychology at Holy Family University

Psychology, B.A., Accelerated Degree UG

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Accelerated Degree is a degree-completion program that prepares you to function in a wide variety of settings within social service agencies and educational environments. The program studies the many subfields of psychology including biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.

What Can I Do with this Degree?

  • Accelerated Program

Students who have majored in Psychology have found jobs at psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, and schools—whereas others have gone on to pursue graduate degrees. With your degree in Psychology you’ll have the ability to start a career or graduate program in the following areas:

  • ABA counselor
  • Advertising
  • Clinical and counseling psychology
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Correctional psychology
  • Early childhood behavioral specialist
  • Education
  • Family therapy
  • Forensic examiner
  • Forensic science technician
  • Human factor psychology
  • Human resources
  • Law enforcement
  • Market research
  • Nonprofit management
  • Occupational or physical therapy
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Public relations
  • Real estate
  • Recreational therapist
  • Research coordinator
  • School counselor
  • School psychology
  • Scientific writing
  • Social policy research
  • Social work
  • Sports psychology
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Teacher’s assistant

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

Program Overview

Holy Family University has designed this program with flexibility to fit your lifestyle. Courses will be held in an eight-week format that blends face-to-face meetings with online learning. Weekend intensive options will be available to maximize flexibility for you to complete your degree sooner. The program requires you to become actively engaged in the learning process through critical reflection, oral and written communications, and rigorous curiosity. Each student’s life experiences are acknowledged as contributions each of us brings to the classroom.

I have an Associate’s Degree

Holy Family University is pleased to expand our Community Bridge program to include our new Rapid Degree Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Students transferring an Associate’s Degree (A.A. or A.S.) can join our new cohort program immediately! In this program, you will only take classes that are required to graduate, you will be taking just major courses, the core capstone course, and an internship that you can do right at your place of employment.

What does this mean to you? With continuous enrollment in the cohort, you will:

  • Complete your degree requirements in as little as 20 months.
  • Complete your courses quickly: 8-week sessions, two end-of-semester weekend intensive courses.
  • Share class-time with committed, like-minded dedicated adult students like you!

I plan to transfer up to 84 credits

Even without an Associate’s degree, transfer students will benefit from the program format. We will be working with you to accelerate the completion of your Bachelor’s degree in the shortest time possible.

  • If you are transferring in between 60 and 84 credits, you are on a fast path to degree completion. With 84 credits, you may be able to finish your degree within 12-18 months.
  • Students transferring in fewer than 60 credits will be guided to the fastest path to success. You will receive individualized and tailored advising to help you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology as quickly as possible.

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work

  • 21st Century
  • Arc
  • Archdiocese Office for Child and Youth Protection
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • Atlantic Diagnostic Labratories
  • Baldi Middle School
  • Bayada
  • Better Homes of American Heritage Realtors
  • Buxmont Academy
  • CHOP
  • Career Directions
  • Center for Families and Relationships
  • Chesterbrook Academy
  • Compassionate Care
  • Council Rock School District (South)
  • ESF Summer Camp
  • Emmaus Home
  • FMV (Families of Murder Victims)
  • Feast of Justice
  • Forrest Elementary
  • Foundation Community Partnership
  • Foundations Behavioral Health
  • Franklin Towne Charter High School
  • Friend's Hospital
  • Goddard School
  • Heraeus
  • Holy Family University
  • Holy Reedemer
  • Huntington Learning Center
  • IPL Collaborative
  • IRS
  • John Hancock School
  • Kensington Management services
  • KidsPeace
  • Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
  • Kintock
  • Kol Emet
  • Labrum Middle School
  • Learn Empower Grow
  • Levingrin
  • Libertae
  • Little People Daycare
  • Livengrin
  • Maple Point Middle School
  • Merakey
  • Milestone Behavioral Health
  • Mitzvah Circle Foundation
  • Nationalities Service Center
  • Neshaminy High School
  • Newtown Athletic Club
  • No Longer Bound Prevention Services
  • NovaCare
  • Peaceful Living Counseling and Professional services
  • Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center
  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Penndel Mental Health
  • Piece of Our Puzzle
  • Precious Ones ChildCare Center
  • SPIN
  • Spectrum Sports
  • Spikes Trophies
  • St. Lucy School for Children with Visual Impairment
  • The Enrichment Workshop for Children
  • The Healing Way
  • Trevose Day School
  • We Care Behavioral
  • Wesley Enhanced Living
  • Woods Services
  • Young Achievers Learning Center
  • Youth Services Agency
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