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Start your exploration of the human psyche
Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology
Learn about the factors that explain human behavior. The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology* offers you the opportunity to build a foundation in the area of psychology. You'll explore the role of psychology within society and how theories, like positive psychology, impact personality, thinking, learning, memory, emotions and sexuality. Once you complete your associate degree in psychology, you'll be introduced to physiological health and wellness, personality theories as well as a physiological and neurological basis for understanding human behavior.
To find out more about the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology, speak with an advisor.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Psychology.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
Need more information?
An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Your course curriculum is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed by competent, ethical practitioners in the field of social sciences.
Faculty with working knowledge
Courses are taught by instructors who have experience in the field so you can see how theories apply to the real world.
Convenient learning options
We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule through evening on-campus classes.
Small class size
Smaller class sizes provide an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.
Is this the right program for you?
Helping people improve their lives can have a long-term positive impact. Earning your Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology is the beginning to acquiring the knowledge you need — an enrollment advisor can help you get started.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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College of Social Sciences
Gain the essential skills and knowledge to provide the compassion, guidance and service others need, whether you want to work one-on-one, with families and small groups, or in schools and communities.
Expanded learning opportunities in our academic social network
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Advisors who are committed to your success
At University of Phoenix, we provide each student with a team of advisors who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.