Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Dominican College’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the area of general psychology. Successful graduates of the major find the major to be a useful foundation for post-graduate study in any sub-field in Psychology or for direct entry into a variety of professions related to mental health, agency and child care workers, managers, sales, and others. Online schedules allow students to learn at their convenience and assignments are geared toward helping student integrate their work experience in the learning process. Synchronous sessions may be offered at multiple times to allow students to participate in small groups with an instructor or mentor.
Program requirements: The psychology program requires a total of 120 credit hours; 45 credit hours in core business courses, 60 hours in liberal arts studies and 15 hours in electives. Students will work with advisors to develop a specific course plan to ensure they’re on the right career path. Online courses are offered through the ACCEL program. Up to three classes can be taken in each eight-week session. A maximum of 45 credit hours may be earned each year; the program can be completed in as little as 32 months.
Accreditation: Dominican College is registered by the New York State Education Department and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2680; (215) 662-5606.
Career opportunities: According to the BLS, employment in the “psychologist, all other” category (where forensic psychology falls) is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. Projected employment growth in forensic psychology is higher than growth in other fields of psychology.