Psychology (A.A.) - Online

Psychology (A.A.) - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours36-39

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of  RLGN 104 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 102Principles of Human Biology 13
Total Hours3

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.

Major Core
PSYC 101General Psychology3
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 255Introduction to Research3
PSYC 341Psychology of Personality3
Psychology Elective 13
Psychology Elective 23
Psychology Elective 23
Psychology Elective 23
Total Hours24

Choose one course from the following: PSYC 221 Psychology of Childhood (3 c.h.), PSYC 231 Psychology of Adolescence (3 c.h.), or PSYC 235 Psychology of Adulthood (3 c.h.)


Choose any PSYC course not already required in the major

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 60 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 15 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 104 Survey of Old and New Testament 4
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATH Elective 1 3
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
UNIV 104 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning 0-3
Second Semester
RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 4
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Natural Science Elective (BIOL 102) 1 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 255 Introduction to Research 3
Second Year
First Semester
Communications Elective 1 3
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey 4
PSYC Elective 2 3
Psychology Elective 3 3
Second Semester
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
PSYC 341 Psychology of Personality 3
Psychology Elective 3 3
Psychology Elective 3 3
 Total Hours60-63

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling foundational skills requirements.


Choose one of the following: PSYC 221, PSYC 231, or PSYC 235.


Choose any PSYC course not already required in the major.

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