Degrees in Psychology

Help Others Improve and Manage Their Mental and Behavioral Health

When you pursue one of GCU’s psychology majors, 你致力于学习人类的思想,以及我们的情感和行为是如何联系在一起的. 你对人们有了更深入的了解,知道是什么让他们以某种方式思考和行动. 你是否想直接帮助人们克服逆境,改善他们的心理和行为健康, or use this versatile skill in another career field, GCU提供的心理学利记为您提供了帮助改变他人生活的机会.

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2022年秋季,心理学被评为GCU十大校园学士利记之一

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美国心理协会进行的一项全国性调查显示,到2023年,35-44岁的成年人中有45%报告患有精神疾病, up from the pre-pandemic 31% in 2019.1

Study Modern Techniques and Tools Used in Psychology

At GCU, 心理学专业的学生被教导要成为善于有效沟通的创新思想家和道德决策者. Throughout the coursework in your psychology degree, you can gain knowledge and core competencies in the following areas:

  • Ethical issues related to research, forensic psychology and psychotherapy
  • Transitions throughout the life stages and how they impact one’s physical, social, cognitive, personality and moral developments
  • 促进健康行为的方法和预防不健康习惯的技巧
  • 各种研究方法和统计数据,以及如何收集、组织、分析和解释数据

Institutionally Accredited and Respected Psychology Degree Programs

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As an institutionally accredited university, GCU offers campus and online psychology degree programs, which offer you a quality education, led by knowledgeable and industry-experienced faculty. Whether you pursue your bachelor’s or graduate degree in psychology, or want to earn your PhD, GCU提供了许多心理学学位,可以帮助你实现你的目标.

Explore Psychology Degrees Online, On Campus or in the Evenings

For high school students or working professionals, GCU的在线课程提供灵活的形式,旨在帮助您更方便地实现您的教育和职业目标.

If you prefer to earn your degree in person, GCU has select on-campus and evening psychology degree programs.

GCU’s Commitment to Affordable Education

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When you attend GCU as a psychology major, 您可以放心,我们致力于为成绩优异的学生提供负担得起的私立教育. Financing your education is a big investment in your future, 因此,让GCU帮助您规划这些方便的成本估算工具和资源:


Available Degrees in Psychology at GCU

Look at GCU’s psychology majors offered at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, with an array of program emphases available.

Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology

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Psychology Master’s Degrees

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Doctorate in Psychology

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Psychology Certificate Programs

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Career Outcomes for Psychology Degree Graduates

获得心理学学士学位是为研究生学习做准备的好方法. 许多心理学专业的学生继续攻读心理学或咨询等相关领域的研究生学位, social work or education. 其他人则选择利用他们在人类心理学方面的技能来追求法律方面的高等教育, medicine or criminal justice.

Depending on specialization and earned credentials, psychologists can work in a variety of settings, including hospitals and clinics, nursing homes, schools, mental health facilities, government agencies, social service agencies and nonprofit organizations.2

在研究生阶段获得在线心理学学位的一个好处是可以选择适合你个人兴趣和职业目标的领域. At GCU, psychology degree emphases are offered in:

  • Forensic psychology
  • General psychology
  • Geropsychology
  • Health psychology
  • Human factors psychology
  • Industrial and organizational psychology
  • Life coaching

$85,330

Median annual wage for psychologists as of May 20223

12,000

Estimated new jobs openings for psychologists from 2022 to 20324


FAQs for Degrees in Psychology

If you are interested in pursuing a degree in psychology, 我们提供了常见问题的答案,以帮助您进行研究.

要确定哪个心理学领域是最难的,答案因人而异. 彻底研究你最感兴趣的心理学领域,问自己诚实的问题是很重要的, such as:

  • What kind of education does this field require? Do I have the time, finances and bandwidth to meet these requirements?
  • What are the hardest classes? What do I need to do to be successful in them?
  • What are the job responsibilities? Am I mentally and emotionally capable of handling them?
  • Is this a common or rare subfield of psychology? Are there job opportunities and growth potential?

心理学利记主要有五种:副学士、学士、硕士、 PhD and PsyD.5 心理学学位也可以提供重点课程,帮助学生在专业领域工作, such as mental health, addiction, education, child and adolescent disorders and research.

When you earn an advanced psychology degree, you can position yourself to open doors to many types of job possibilities. Psychologists can help people deal with trauma, mental illness, behavioral disorders and unhealthy habits. They can also assist psychologically healthy people with finding happiness, motivation, resiliency, confidence and overall well-being.

心理学专业的学生将学习人类思维的复杂性以及人们行为方式的原因. 理解人们和他们的行为是一项万能的技能,在任何职业中都很有价值. 如果你选择直接与临床治疗或咨询能力的人一起工作, you may benefit from providing others with support, encouragement and a path to a more healthy and happy life.

GCU的心理学本科学位需要120个学分才能完成. 校内课程一般为15周,在线心理学利记为8周. To learn how long it can take you to complete your degree, complete the form on this page to connect with a university counselor.

有了心理学学士学位,你可以从事很多工作, master’s and doctoral levels. With a bachelor’s in psychology, 你可能会对社会和社区服务经理等职位感兴趣, social and human service assistant or human resources specialist. With a graduate degree or a PhD in the psychology field, 你可以专攻,并有资格参加你想要的专业的执照考试或认证, such as organizational psychology, forensic psychology, geropsychology, health psychology and life coaching.

1 American Psychological Association. (2023, Nov. 1). 《2023年美国的压力:一个与集体创伤心理影响作斗争的国家. Retrieved on Feb. 16, 2024.

2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2024, Feb. 16). Psychologists Work Environment. Retrieved on Feb. 16, 2024.

3 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Psychologists as of May 2022. 由于2019冠状病毒病,与前几年相比,2020年至2022年的数据可能不典型. 劳工统计局使用全国不同教育程度和经验的工人的工资来计算中位数. It does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as psychologists, 它也不能反映一个城市或地区工人的收入或典型的入门级工资. 收入中位数是特定职业的工资范围的统计中点. 它代表的是,如果你的工资高于同一职业中一半的工人,你将挣到多少钱, and less than half the workers in an occupation. 这可能会给你一个基础来估计如果你进入这个行业,你在某个时候可能会赚多少钱. 利记不能保证个别毕业生的薪水. 你的就业能力将由许多GCU无法控制的因素决定, such as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, the graduate’s experience level, individual characteristics, skills, etc. against a pool of candidates.

4 COVID-19对全球经济产生了不利影响,与前几年相比,2020年至2022年的数据可能不典型. 因此,所显示的数据是2023年9月生效的,可以在这里找到.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychologists.

5 Cherry, K. (2022, Oct. 12). 5 Types of Psychology Degrees. VeryWell Mind. Retrieved on Feb. 16, 2024.

利记的心理学学位可以为你提供所需的灵活性, while also providing a quality education in the psychology field.