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Associate of Arts in Psychology

Associate of Arts in Psychology (Online)

Explore the human condition. Set the foundation for your career.

The associate of arts in psychology at Loyola University New Orleans is a flexible 60-credit program available entirely online. Students gain fundamental knowledge in the psychology discipline, combined with Loyola Core coursework designed to provide a well-rounded set of skills with an emphasis on critical thinking, communication, and professional development.

Program Benefits

  • You’ll explore human behavior and the research methods psychologists use to better understand our interactions, relationships, and actions.
  • Our entirely online program can be completed on your schedule and from anywhere in the world.
  • An associate degree in psychology provides versatile skills that are applicable across many different industries and career paths.

Most students can earn an associate’s degree in just two years, and Loyola’s online associate program provides stackable credentials that can be applied toward a bachelor’s degree and continued education in your desired field.

How to Apply

Review the admission requirements for Loyola’s online undergraduate programs.

Associate Degree Requirements

The associate of arts in psychology is a 60 credit hour, online academic program. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. No more than 30 credit hours of transfer credit can be applied to this program, and at least 50% of the psychology discipline coursework must be completed at Loyola.

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Degree Overview

60 credits
Associate of Arts in Psychology

Loyola’s online associate of arts in psychology program requires 60 credit hours for completion.

  • Loyola Core: 36 credit hours
  • Psychology discipline: 24 credit hours

View the Associate of Arts in Psychology Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL)
The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

What can you do with an associate of arts degree in psychology?


When you earn your associate degree from Loyola, you gain the name recognition and lifetime career support available to all graduates of Loyola University New Orleans. Graduates can continue their studies and apply the credit earned from the associate program toward a bachelor’s degree. An associate degree can also prepare you for rewarding support, aide, and entry-level technician roles in industries such as social services, education, and healthcare.

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