Liberty University

AA in Psychology

The Associate of Arts in Psychology degree from Liberty University Online offers you a comprehensive introduction to ethical principles, theories, practice and research in psychology, and will instruct you to recognize and understand psychological characteristics within yourself and others. Read on to learn more about Liberty's Associate of Arts in Psychology.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Psychology

School Offering Program:

Liberty University Online

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites

Applicants to Liberty University Online must hold a high school diploma or equivalent. Some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The A.A. in Psychology through LU Online is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of psychological theories, practices and research. Students have the opportunity to study psychology from childhood to adolescence and through adulthood. The general education curriculum covers composition, communication, math, history and humanities. Psychology courses include developmental psychology and theories of personality. Students may choose three electives to tailor their education to their particular interest, and may also elect to pursue a concentration in Christian Counseling.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

60 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Many LU Online students receive some form of financial aid, including federal grants and loans. Liberty University also offers an experienced financial support staff to help you find scholarships.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

Since every student is different, there isn't a "one size fits all" for school information. Start dates and tuition often vary between selected programs, and financial aid opportunities are unique to each student's circumstances. to get the most up-to-date and accurate information based on your selected program and circumstances.

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Required Courses for an Associate of Arts in Psychology:

Required Courses:

  • PSYC 210: Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSYC 221: Psychology of Childhood (3 credits)
  • PSYC 231: Psychology of Adolescence or PSYC 235: Psychology of Adulthood (3 credits)
  • PSYC 341: Psychology of Personality (3 credits)
  • PSYC Elective (3 credits)
  • PSYC Elective (3 credits)
  • PSYC Elective (3 credits)
  • General Education Courses (39 credits)

Please note that degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Before applying, students should contact Liberty University Online to confirm program information.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the A.A. in Psychology program have the opportunity to continue their education with LU Online by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Additionally, LU Online offers more than 45 accredited degrees and 100 specializations at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level.

Related bachelor's degrees with LU Online

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Christian Counseling
  • Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Potential Career Fields:

The A.A. in Psychology from LU Online is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed. Graduates may seek employment in education, business or in non-profit organizations. An understanding of human psychology is also useful in a number of areas, including sales and marketing.

Career options:

  • Assistant teacher
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Management apprentice