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Online Associate Degree in Psychology

Are you fascinated with human behavior and mental processes?  If so, the online Associate of Arts in Psychology program might be just what you are looking for. You can complete an associate psychology degree online, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCC) at University of the Cumberlands. 

As a graduate of our associate degree in psychology program, you’ll be able to demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in Psychology; understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis and interpretations of findings; respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes; and understand and apply psychology principles to personal, social and organizational issues.

Courses for UC’s associate in psychology are designed to give the student a full view of the applicable areas an online psych degree can be used. Courses include, but are not limited to, Intro to Counseling, Basic Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality and Abnormal Psychology.

Is an AA in Psychology Worth It?

People with an associate degree in psychology are eligible to work in entry-level positions in the field. Many students also take an associate program to save time and money with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree down the road. 

Psychology Associate Degree Jobs

People with an associate in psychology can find work in a variety of rewarding, service-oriented professions, including:

  • Social Work Assistant
  • Psychiatric Nursing Aide
  • Home Health & Personal Care Aide
  • Correctional Officer
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • And more...

Associate Degree in Psychology Salary

How much you’ll end up earning with an associate in psychology entirely depends on what career path you decide to pursue. On the lower end of the spectrum, home aides can expect to earn around $29,430 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This may change, as the BLS also projects an employment increase of 33% through 2030, much higher than the average for other careers. On the more lucrative end, correctional officers make an average of $47,920 per year, though it varies from state to state.

Associate in Psychology Online

There are many online colleges for associate in psychology to choose from, but when you get your AA in psychology from University of the Cumberlands, you know your affordable online psychology degree is thoroughly preparing you for a successful career.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


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Interested in pursuing a psychology-related career? Searching for schools that offer accelerated associate degrees online? Want to learn more about associate degree in psychology requirements? About our test-optional college admissions process? We’re here to help. For more information about the online associate degree in psychology at UC, fill out the form on this page.

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.