Online Psychology and Behavioral Health Degree

At the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, we are dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive undergraduate program that fully prepares you to excel in a field of your choosing. That is why our online psychology associate degree is perfect for students looking for an asynchronous approach to their educational endeavors.

Check out the overview of our psychology associate degree today or reach out to our team for more information.

What to Know About the Online Psychology Associate Degree

Students interested in working in the socially relevant, rewarding field of psychology and behavioral health will explore issues in mental health, social problems, and criminal justice. This online psychology degree provides a solid foundation for the student who wishes to work in, or pursue further educational opportunities in, psychology, psychiatric technician roles, youth counseling, case technician roles, human service assistance, home care aide roles, and addiction rehabilitation assistance.

Students in the psychology and behavioral health program explore techniques to help people cope with various concerns and problems that affect their lives, such as substance abuse, disability, domestic violence, and more. Areas of focus include instruction in human service skills such as counseling, social work, and psychology.

In addition, the psychology and behavioral health program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of how a person’s mental health evolves and affects their behavior and self-image. Finally, the theoretical side of psychology is blended with real-world applications, often using case studies. As a result, the student is prepared to enter the workforce as a mental health professional, such as an addictions counselor.

Additional Professions to Consider with a Psychology Associate Degree

Beyond a career in the mental health field, graduates of our online psychology degree can also pursue any of the following career roles:

  • Social services assistant
  • Human resources assistant
  • Probation or parole officer
  • Behavioral intervention specialist
  • Marketing analyst

Why Choose P.I.T. for Your Online Psychology Degree

Our psychology associate degree program is 100% online, meaning that students have the flexibility to pursue their degrees alongside their busy schedules and extracurricular activities. Also, since our program is offered online, students in the Philadelphia area, as well as the surrounding neighborhoods and beyond, are welcome to apply to and enroll in our distinguished program.

When choosing to attend P.I.T., you also gain access to a variety of support services. These services include the following:

On top of that, our class sizes include a 15-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, meaning students can build more personable and meaningful relationships with professors. Students looking to pursue their degree at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology also have the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships and grants if they desire.

Overall, student success is one of our top priorities, as we only want the best for students working toward their online psychology degree.

Ready to Get Started? Apply Today

Those looking to start their journey toward a psychology associate degree are encouraged to apply to our online program today or contact us with any questions. We look forward to discussing your plans with you!

 

Upon the successful completion of this program of study, graduates should be able to:

1.     Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

2.     Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

3.     Gain an appreciation for the delivery of health care in the environment of continuously changing vulnerable, racial, ethnic, and cultural demographics.

4.     Exhibit effective verbal and writing skills to enhance interpersonal skills.

5.     Demonstrate the principles of critical thinking in the process of problem resolution.

6.     Establish an understanding of the evolution of how mental health has been perceived in the United States over the past hundred years.

7.     Develop a critical self-awareness to understand the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups.

8.     Identify ways in which oppression, privilege, discrimination, and social and economic disadvantage contribute to inequalities and injustices within the health system.

9.     Evaluate the credibility of research data as well as sources of information.

10.  Identify appropriate methods for working with clients to improve their psycho-social experiences and daily living.

Rachelle Chaykin

Rachelle Chaykin

Associate Dean


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