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Psychology
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Take introductory-level courses in psychological practice, theory, and research and learn how you can apply psychological content to business, healthcare, education, and workplace settings. For example, you’ll learn how to apply problem-solving strategies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in a variety of contexts. Plus, courses you take in this specialized curriculum area may be applicable to a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Program Highlights
  • Take core courses: Study interpersonal communication, writing, literature, news writing, or speech.
  • Learn best practices: Study the basic principles, research concepts, and problems in psychological science.
  • Examine mental disorders: Examine mental disorders across the lifespan and evaluate emerging issues in abnormal psychology.
  • Strengthen basic skills: Hone techniques in time management, interviewing, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.
  • Analyze groups: Analyze the causes of group behavior and the ways group behaviors are related.
  • Advance your skills: Delve into trait, psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic theories.
Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)

    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • 12 credits of PSYC coursework; we recommend the following:

    • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

    • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)

    • (3 Credits, PSYC 351)

    • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)
  • 6 credits of elective coursework; we recommend you take courses that are applicable to the bachelor’s degree in psychology
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for a career in the medical, mental health, and human services fields.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program is only available to a limited audience, including non-Maryland residents, military servicemembers, and veterans.

State-Specific Details

This program is not available to Maryland residents.

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Psychology
Bachelor of Science

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll acquire a valuable knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in the psychological sciences. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, gives you the opportunity to analyze human behavior and hone your quantitative skills, communication proficiencies, and analytical and scientific reasoning expertise. Coursework in this program can help you gain skills and knowledge that can serve you well in business, healthcare, and education settings as well as advanced studies in social sciences.

Program Highlights
  • Evaluate research: Describe advantages, limitations, and ethical implications of various research strategies.
  • Solve problems: Use critical thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems.
  • Analyze psychological practice: Evaluate psychological science and practice based on ethical principles of psychology.
  • Communicate ideas: Communicate knowledge, ideas, arguments, and perspectives with diverse groups.
  • Study diversity: Appraise sociocultural and international diversity and learn how it influences behavior.
  • Work toward your goals: Apply psychology-specific content skills to career readiness and lifetime learning goals.
Required Courses

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 300)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 301)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 310) or any upper-level PSYC course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 341) or any upper-level PSYC course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351) or any upper-level PSYC course

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 436)

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 495)

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:


  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for graduate study, research, or direct services work at a mental health or medical facility. It can also provide useful skills for work in related fields, such as human resources, advertising, customer relations, or program management.

State-Specific Details

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Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
120
Transfer Credits
Up to 90
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $312 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

Learn more about professional licensure as it relates to this program.

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Business & Management
Associate of Arts

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


Get an introduction to business and management and take courses in accounting principles, information systems, statistics, economics, and more. You’ll have the opportunity to apply credits to a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Program Highlights
  • Take core courses: Study interpersonal communication, writing, literature, news writing, or speech.
  • Build leadership skills: Think creatively and strategically about business administration and information systems.
  • Explore the fundamentals: Explore leadership and management fundamentals in the business world.
  • Strengthen basic skills: Hone techniques in time management, interviewing, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration.
  • Examine management: Examine the four functions of management with an emphasis on application.
  • Apply theory: Use leadership theory and assessment tools to evaluate your own leadership skills.
Required Courses
  • One 3-credit course in communication, writing, or speech, chosen from the following:

    • (3 Credits, SPCH 125) (recommended)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 102)

    • (3 Credits, ENGL 281)

    • (3 Credits, JOUR 201)
    • Any 3-credit COMM or SPCH courses
    • Any 3-credit WRTG courses (except 486A and 486B)
  • One 1-credit course, chosen from the following:

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198A)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198B)

    • (1 Credit, CAPL 198C)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121A)

    • (1 Credit, BMGT 121B)
    • Any 1-credit course
  • 21 credits of business- and management-related coursework, chosen from any ACCT, BMGT, CMIS, ECON, FINC, HMGT, HRMN, or MRKT courses for which you meet the prerequisites
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for work in management and operations for nonprofit, for-profit, and public-sector organizations. The degree could lead to positions in general management, human resource management, budget and business analysis, and financial and contract management.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

No previous experience is needed.

Total Program Credits
60
Transfer Credits
Up to 45
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program is only available to a limited audience, including non-Maryland residents, military servicemembers, and veterans.

State-Specific Details

This program is not available to Maryland residents.

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