New Online Psychology Courses Offered

Online psychology courses at UNE OnlineUNE Online is excited to announce that three new online Psychology courses will be added to the CGPS course offerings.

Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) courses are 100% online, post-baccalaureate level courses. These courses are designed to be taken one at a time, and are mostly intended for students who wish to enter a health professions program but may need just one or two courses to fill a gap in their transcript.

The majority of our SPHP students complete their prerequisite courses successfully and go on to apply for PA School or Nursing School – both BSN and MSN programs.

Why offer online psychology courses?

Through student surveys, CGPS keeps a pulse on what courses are in demand and has developed these three new online Psychology courses in response to that demand:

Introduction to Psychology – PSYO 1010

Course Overview

  • PSYO 1010 is a three-credit introductory psychology course that provides an overview of the key concepts in psychology as well as the research methods used to investigate the psychological process underlying human behavior.

    The course includes an overview of psychology’s five-course core domains while developing the skillsets needed for scientific reasoning and problem solving, thinking critically, understanding psychology processes, and interpreting behavior.

    Through a highly integrated approach, domains and research will be explored through multiple lenses, with special attention to ethical considerations, cultural and social diversity, individual variance, and real-world applications.

Course Outcomes

  • Identify how ethics, cultural and social diversity, variations in human functioning, and real-world application impacts basic concepts of psychology.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and professional life
  • Draw logical, well-grounded conclusions about behavior and mental processes from empirical evidence
  • Evaluate misconceptions or erroneous behavioral claims based on evidence from psychological science
  • Evaluate basic psychological research

    Link to the course and registration:


    Developmental Psychology – PSYO 1020

    Course Overview

    • PSYO 1020 is a three-credit psychology course that will explore basic concepts and theories of human development with a focus on the nine major periods of life from prenatal development to death and dying.

      The nature of interactions between an individual’s biology and their environment will be examined by integrating information from a wide array of research studies. These studies consist of but are not limited to, ground-breaking historic studies to recent studies of physical, neurological, and cognitive development.

    Course Outcomes

    • Describe the scientific methodology and research designs typically employed in research in human development.
    • Identify the nature of the interaction between biology and the environment and its influence on development throughout the lifespan.
    • Discuss human genetics and issues related to prenatal development, birth, and infancy.
    • Discuss the major developmental milestones in physical, cognitive, and socioemotional domains throughout the human lifespan.
    • Analyze significant theories of cognitive development, including those of Piaget, Vygotsky, and the information-processing approach.
    • Examine key issues of development in adulthood, including marriage and divorce, parenting, midlife, and career choices.
    • Analyze the key issues of development in late adulthood, including retirement, living arrangements, cognitive changes, death, and grieving.

      Link to the course and registration:


      Abnormal Psychology – PSYO 1030

      Course overview

      • PSYO 1030 is a three-credit psychology course that will explore basic concepts and theories related to abnormal psychology and how psychopathology is classified.

        Emphasis will be placed on understanding the history of abnormal psychology, the negative impact of stigma related to the diagnosis of mental health disorders, strategies for clinical assessment, the biopsychosocial model for explaining mental illness, as well as the classification, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of the major disorders.

        Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior patterns as well as demonstrate knowledge of etiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders.

          Link to the course and registration:

          How do exams work?

          All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.

          Complete at your own pace within 16 weeks

          Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in fewer than 16 weeks.

          24/7 online registration

          You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

          Courses typically begin every two to three weeks

          You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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