Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology

The Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology offers a complementary alternative to the traditional science-based psychology major and focuses on subjective human experience and the human condition. Subjective human experience is viewed as a reflection of people’s values, emotions, inter- and intrapersonal relationships, and relationships between people and their physical and spiritual world. Courses focus on the whole person by developing knowledge and skills integral to health and growth, such as self-reflection, consciousness, and creativity, through existential-humanistic, phenomenological, transpersonal, and scientific perspectives. This major is aimed towards students who wish to work in their local and/or global community, to bring back to their world what it means to be human, and to increase acceptance and responsibility for their lives, the life of others, and the planet. Graduates of this program are well prepared to pursue advanced study. Students are also equipped to pursue careers in local and global communities where they can serve diverse populations and effect change in meaningful ways.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate an understanding of human experience using major theories, concepts, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Explain the dynamic relationships among nature, health, and humanity.
  • Examine cultural and spiritual practices that influence self-awareness and well-being.
  • Evaluate sociocultural contributions to personal growth, expression, and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate skills in multiple modes of communication, presentations and projects utilizing different literary and methodological formats.
  • Exhibit original learning by gathering and critically evaluating information using current technologies.
  • Apply one’s knowledge using holistic approaches to solve a real-world problem.


To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology degree, students must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 76.5 units of which must be completed at the upper-division level, 45 units which must be completed in residence at National University and a minimum 70.5 units of the University General Education requirements. The following courses are specific degree requirements. In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.
Preparation for the Major (3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major (10 courses; 45 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
  • PSY 426 History & Philosophy of Psych
  • PSY 466 Personal Growth & Development
  • PSY 467 Multicultural Mental Health
  • PSY 468 Spirituality and Global Health
  • PSY 470 Qualitative Analysis
  • PSY 471 Intimate Relationships
  • PSY 472 Social Construction
  • PSY 473 Somatic Psychology
  • PSY 474 Ecopsychology
  • PSY 484 Senior Project
Electives Area 1 (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Students must select four courses from area 1.
Electives Area 2 (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Students must select one course from area 2.
These courses may also satisfy GE requirements but may not be used for both.
Electives Area 3 (1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Students must select one course from area 3.