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A.S. in Psychology

Set Your Mind on Things Above

Love people and want to understand them better? Regent’s Associate of Science in Psychology degree will increase your understanding of the human mind while helping to position you for a meaningful career. Study key concepts and theories of psychology taught by professional clinicians, researchers, and educators—all presented from a Christian worldview.

On Campus, Online
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August 22, 2022
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SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS

Discover how behavior and mental processes affect personal and spiritual development.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

Upon completion of the A.S. in Psychology you will be able to:

  • Develop listening skills and ask engaging questions in the counseling setting
  • Conduct research and use data to support various theories in psychology and counseling
  • Pursue a bachelor’s degree for career advancement

Career Opportunities:

  • Psychiatric Nursing Assistant
  • Orderly
  • Youth Counselor
  • Case Technician
  • Human Service Assistant
  • Home Care Aide
  • Addiction Rehabilitation Assistant
17%
Projected employment growth for social and human service assistants from 2020-2030 (much faster than average) U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Examination of the major themes in the study and practice of psychology, such as human nature, motivation, change and development, and spiritual struggles, as well as applied psychological knowledge for everyday life.

The historical and contemporary philosophical foundations of psychology with an emphasis on the interface between Christian theology and psychology. The relationship between Christian theology and secular philosophies commonly discussed in the field. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

Examination of the major theoretical perspectives related to physical, cognitive, language, emotional, spiritual, and social development in people over the life span.

Examines the major schools within personality theory with a focus on contributions and usefulness in understanding human behavior, the principal theorists from each school, the limitations of each theory, and comparisons between theoretical perspectives.

Considers the systematic process by which to conduct research as well as the various research methods that can be used to acquire and advance knowledge. Introduction to methodological concepts used in the study of society, to the formal steps of the scientific method, to various research processes, to quantitative and qualitative methods of investigation, and to the communication of research results via research reports. Prerequisite: MATH 201.

Study of marriage and family from various perspectives, including the theories of and methods used to research marriage and the family, the diversity of families, contemporary gender roles, love and commitment, systems, communication and conflict resolution, sexual relationships and problems, pregnancy, childbirth, parenthood, care-giving and spiritual concerns.

Survey of various categories of abnormal or deviant behavior such as developmental, personality, mood, psychophysiological, psychotic, anxiety, somatoform, chemical dependency, and dissociative disorders. Prerequisite: PSYC 102 or equivalent.

Study of recent research and theory in cognitive processes concerning the representation, storage, retrieval, forgetting, conditioning, learning, concept formation, problem solving, and memory.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

“I was particularly impressed with the highly organized online Ph.D. program. The faculty is second to none when it comes to their intelligence, teaching ability, compassion and their desire to work with students.”

Tom Norbutus, Ph.D., 2012 Human Resource Development

“People, especially kids, need more than clichés. My training at Regent gave me a meaningful way to express my empathy - which is passion and compassion combined - and they could feel the authenticity of it.”

Cedric Rucker, M.A. in Counseling, 2008 Community Counseling

“Two degrees down, one to go! So happy to have completed my master’s in psychology!”

Ally Duggins, M.S. in Psychology, 2020 Co-Founder, Willow House Media

“"It will be the principles of servant leadership that I largely learned at Regent that I'll carry with me. These principles defined me as a corporate leader, and I believe they will define my political leadership."”

Scott Rigell, MBA, 1990 Former Representative of Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District; U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran; former owner of Freedom Automotive

“After a month of online learning at Regent, I thought, 'Man, this is the best thing!' Not only did I get to learn my discipline, I got to learn how my values and my beliefs can be intertwined into my discipline.”

Shaketta D. Thomas, Ed.S. - Educational Psychology, 2017; M.Ed. - Curriculum & Instruction, 2013 Testing Director & Program Specialist, Virginia Department of Corrections