Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Division of Extended Learning and Continuing Education

The accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program offered at Holy Family University is a degree completion program that prepares graduates to function in a wide variety of settings within social service agencies and educational environments. Students have the opportunity to take coursework in many subfields of psychology including biological, clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology.

What Can You Do with This Major?

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. Students who choose to pursue a degree in Psychology have the ability to enter careers or graduate programs in the following areas such as: Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Social Work, Substance Abuse Counselor, ABA Counselor, Family Therapy, Teacher's Assistant, Education, Early Childhood Behavioral Specialist, School Psychology, School Counselor, Law Enforcement, Forensic Science Technician, Forensic Examiner, Correctional Psychology, Recreational Therapist, Occupational or Physical Therapy, Sports Psychology, Pharmacy Technician, Human Resources, Human Factor Psychology, Scientific Writing, Advertising, Real Estate, Public Relations, Market Research, Nonprofit Management, Social Policy Research, Clinical Research Assistant, and Research Coordinator. As you can see, having a degree in Psychology is beneficial in a variety of professional settings.

Holy Family University has designed this program with flexibility to fit your lifestyle. Classes will be offered in blended and online formats. Weekend intensive options will be available to maximize flexibility for you to complete your degree sooner. The program requires students 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 they bring to the classroom.

I have an Associate’s Degree

Holy Family University is pleased to expand our Community Bridge program to include our new accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Students transferring an Associate’s Degree (A.A. orA.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 required 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.

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