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Advance your career

Start or complete your bachelor's degree in psychology through the continuing education program at Curry College.  Learn to effectively relate to others and apply your knowledge in the workplace as a counselor, social worker, probation officer, marketing executive, human resources director, educator or any profession that requires in-depth understanding of human behavior.

In classes with busy, working adults just like yourself, you'll learn to evaluate scientific research and develop conclusions about human behavior. You'll improve your skills in critical thinking, problem solving, presentation and communication as you apply theory to practice and acquire the academic foundation for future graduate work.

Courses begin every eight weeks

The time required to complete your degree depends on the number of courses you take each term, which you can determine according to your personal and professional responsibilities. With new courses beginning at Curry every eight weeks, your progress can be as fast or as flexible as you choose.

Make the most of your transfer credits and work experience

Curry helps you fast-track your degree completion by offering:

  • Transfer credits for courses completed at other colleges - with no time limit on transfer credits, including science courses. At least 30 credits must be completed at Curry College to earn a degree.
  • College credit for equivalent education and relevant work experience.
  • College credit for a passing score on CLEP, DANTES or Regents examinations.

No Application fee required

Curry has no application fee, and you can enroll in most continuing education courses while you're compiling the application materials. Once complete, we promptly review your materials and mail an acceptance letter to you. If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award.

Degree Requirements and Schedules

Join us virtually to learn more about degree and non-degree programs and classes available through the Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies.

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Continuing Education Degree Completion Programs and Transfer Credit Options:

Monday, November 30 at 4:00 p.m. - Register

M.Ed. Transition Specialist post-M.Ed Certificate:

Monday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m. - Register

Part-time or Full-time - you choose the pace that's right for you

The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies offers 8 week terms.  Our evening and weekend schedule, coupled with our in-class, online, and blended learning formats, provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.

Part-Time
Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by attending classes 1 evening or Saturday per week.

Full-Time
Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load.  How?  By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis.  You may also consider taking a combination of our 8-week and 15-week classes.

YOU CHOOSE...

Course Schedules and Registration Information

As a psychology major, you will become more aware of your personal identities, appreciate the social and cultural context in which you live, examine your values, increase your skills in critical thinking and use psychological concepts and skills to enrich, expand and explore your life.

Requirements for Psychology Major:

Prerequisite:

PSY 1030 Introduction to Psychology 3

A. Students must complete the following Required Courses:

PSY 2010 Orientation to the Psychology Major 1
MATH 1150 Statistics I 3
PSY 2050 Research Methods in Psychology
(formerly Experimental Psychology)
4
PSY 3500 Senior Seminar in Psychology 3


B. Students must complete a total of 12 credits at the 2000-level and a total of 12 credits at the 3000-level, not counting the required courses above. Of these credits, 12 must come from the foundational courses listed below (i.e., three credits, or one course, from each foundation):


Foundational Courses:

(One course in each of the following areas)


Biological Psychology/Neuroscience:

PSY 2070 Motivation 3
PSY 3130 Brain and Behavior 3
PSY 3350 Health Psychology 3


Social/Personality Psychology:

PSY 2090 Personality 3
PSY 2800 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3225 Multicultural Psychology 3


Clinical/Counseling Psychology:

PSY 2200 Behavior Disorders in Children 3
PSY 2300 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 3120 Counseling Theories 3


Developmental Psychology:

PSY 1400 Child Development 3
PSY 2100 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY 2400 Human Development 3
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Tuition Assistance Award

Finishing your degree is more affordable than ever. Continuing Education students can take 9 or more credits per semester and reduce your per-credit cost to just $375/credit. Talk to your Advisor for complete Tuition Assistance Award details. Award eligibility and availability of courses is not guaranteed. 

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of our outstanding Curry College continuing education programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.