Brittnei P., Class of 2020

Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology

Brittnei P.
Class of 2020
Edward H. - Class of 2021

Get to the Heart of the Human Experience

National University’s Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology program offers a complementary alternative to the traditional science-based psychology major. With a holistic psychology degree, you’ll understand and appreciate an individual’s deepest values, emotions, inter- and intrapersonal relationships, and relationships with the physical and spiritual world. In this holistic program, the focus is on the subjective human experience and the human condition.

Throughout the program, you’ll get a sense of the whole person by developing knowledge and skills important to health and growth, like self-reflection, consciousness, and creativity. Using the perspectives of existential-humanistic, phenomenon science, transpersonal, and scientific psychology, deeper layers will be revealed. As a graduate of the program, you’ll be prepared to help others increase acceptance and responsibility for their lives and will be well-equipped to pursue advanced study.

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of National University’s BA in Integrative Psychology program, you will be able to:

  • 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 your knowledge using holistic approaches to solve a real-world problem

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National University’s integrative psychology bachelor’s degree program can be completed online, meaning you won’t have to put your life on hold while working toward your degree. With small class sizes and faculty mentors who bring real-world experience, you’ll gain skills relevant to today’s job market.NU offers four-week courses, so you can focus on one subject at a time, one month at a time, and finish your degree faster. Plus, with year-round enrollment, you don’t have to wait to apply, and can begin classes as soon as next month. As a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon school, active-duty servicemembers and their immediate family members have access to tuition discounts.

A bachelor’s degree in integrative psychology might appeal to those looking for a psychology-related career in settings beyond the typical clinical ones. This holistic psychology degree might also be suitable for students interested in people-oriented careers. Integrative psychology degree program graduates often go into fields such as:

  • Human or social services
  • Career/employment counseling
  • Corrections or law enforcement
  • Human resources
  • Marketing or advertising
  • Parks and recreation

To learn more about career opportunities and benefits of a bachelor’s in integrative psychology, read our post, What is a BA in Integrative Psychology?

To receive a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology degree, you 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 must be completed in residence at National University and a minimum 70.5 units of the University general education requirements.In the absence of transfer credit, you may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree.

Preparation for the Major

(3 courses; 13.5 quarter units)

PSY 100* Introduction to Psychology
MTH 210* Probability and Statistics
Prerequisite: Accuplacer test placement evaluation, or MTH 12A, and MTH 12B
COM 324 Critical Thinking and Ethics
Prerequisite: ENG 101
* May be used to meet a General Education requirement.

Requirements for the Major

(10 courses; 45 quarter units)

Course Prerequisite
PSY 426 History & Philosophy of Psych ENG 100, ENG 101, and PSY 100
PSY 466 Personal Growth & Development ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 467 Multicultural Mental Health ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 468 Spirituality and Global Health ENG 100 with a minimum grade of C, ENG 101 with a minimum grade of C
PSY 470 Qualitative Analysis ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 471 Intimate Relationships ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 472 Social Construction ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 473 Somatic Psychology ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 474 Ecopsychology ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 484 Senior Project ENG 100, ENG 101, completion of all core courses prior to enrollment

Electives Area 1

(4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Students must select four courses from Area 1.

Course Prerequisite
PSY 441 Global Psychology PSY 100
PSY 455 Psychology of Bereavement ENG 100, ENG 101, and PSY 100
PSY 458 Health Psychology ENG 100, ENG 101, PSY 100
PSY 475 Psychology of Consciousness ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 476 Symbolic Expression ENG 100, ENG 101
PSY 477 Play

Electives Area 2

(1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Students must select one course from Area 2.

Course Prerequisite
ART 329* World Art ENG 100, ENG 101
MUS 327* World Music ENG 100, ENG 101
PHL 320* World Religions ENG 100, ENG 101

*May be used to meet a General Education requirement.

Electives Area 3

(1 course; 4.5 quarter units)
Students must select one course from Area 3.

Course Prerequisite
COM 305 Intercultural Communication ENG 101
COM 385 Interactive Storytelling ENG 101
GLS 310 Global Communications ENG 240
GLS 410 Gender and Global Society ENG 240

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