Bachelor of Science in General Studies: Psychology Specialization

  • Overview

    This degree completion, general studies program in Psychology is designed for the student who has previous college credits, and would like to earn a degree that could take less time and cost less money than many other Bachelor's degree programs with greater core course requirements.

    The Psychology Specialization provides students with opportunities to work in the broad field of human services. This may include work as social workers, sales people, race and community relations specialists, human resources specialists, teachers, counselors, and psychology and medical professionals. This specialization will allow students to build a broader knowledge and understanding of human behavior. Courses involve the study of behavior and mental processes as well as theoretical applications.

     

    At a Glance

    • Industry-specific curriculum prepares you for more responsible positions in a variety of occupations.

    • Courses blend content with your professional experience, allowing for immediate application in your work setting.

    • A generous credit-transfer policy is designed to award maximum credit for both traditional and non-traditional learning experience.

    • Faculty with practical experience work one-on-one with you to ensure your success.

    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.

  • Curriculum

    Bachelor degree students must complete 128 credits. As part of our residency requirement, at least 25 percent must be earned through Saint Joseph’s College. Students, who have enough credits in the subject area (at least 42 credits), will choose two minors. Each minor ranges between 18-24 credits. Those who complete two minors will exceed the college's 25 percent residency requirement. Students can also pursue the Psychology minor as part of the Associate of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies (AS, IDS) degree program. 
  • Some of our faculty

    • Daniel A. Joseph

      MSEd, University of Southern Maine
      BS, University of Vermont

    • John Balicki

      MDiv, The Catholic University of America
      MS, Pennsylvania State University

    • Sherrie Winton

      Director, General Studies Program

      PhD, University of Maine at Orono
      MEd, University of Southern Maine

    Daniel A. Joseph

    MSEd, University of Southern Maine
    BS, University of Vermont

    John Balicki

    MDiv, The Catholic University of America
    MS, Pennsylvania State University

    Sherrie Winton

    Director, General Studies Program

    PhD, University of Maine at Orono
    MEd, University of Southern Maine

  • Student Stories

    • Jessica Ducrow, Recruiter, North Suffolk Mental Health Association

      My online experience at Saint Joseph's College has been extremely positive. I have been welcomed and helped by advisors, professors, and office staff. It is the best school I have ever attended.

    • Stacey Cyr, Director, Madawaska Adult & Community Education

      I very much enjoy my classes as they are challenging, insightful, and allows for individual creativity and application to my career needs.

    • Steve Gagne, Instructional Coach

      The people who I contact at the college are very kind and helpful. I feel that even though I am a distance learner, I matter. Whenever I have been on campus I get the same feeling. That's important to me.

  • Career Moves

    The educational backgrounds of psychology including human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of duties and levels of responsibility. In filling entry-level jobs, many employers seek college graduates who have majored in human resources, human resources administration, or industrial and labor relations. Other employers look for college graduates with a technical or business background or a well-rounded liberal arts education.