B.A. in Psychology
Health Sciences Minor
- Full-Time, Part-Time
- 4 Years Full-Time
Taught by practitioner faculty, the goal of this program is to provide strong preparation in the development of skills related to an understanding of human behavior in order to work within a variety of professional roles and professional settings, as well as to prepare students for graduate study in psychology, counseling, or health sciences. Students […]
Taught by practitioner faculty, the goal of this program is to provide strong preparation in the development of skills related to an understanding of human behavior in order to work within a variety of professional roles and professional settings, as well as to prepare students for graduate study in psychology, counseling, or health sciences. Students benefit from theoretical preparation as well as hands-on experience working within schools throughout their studies at The Chicago School.
Online Bachelor’s in Psychology, Health Sciences Minor: Student Experience
Through the convenience of The Chicago School’s online programs, your life remains intact. Our online Global Student Dashboard is where you will find all of the components to successfully complete your program. There, you’ll find your coursework and assignments, interact with fellow students, and are ask questions from your instructor.
Healthcare Policy will analyze key contemporary issues in healthcare policy. This course includes design and structure of the U.S. healthcare system, policy initiatives and the roles of government, the private sector, consumers, and advocacy groups in setting policy agenda.
Medical Terminology is a course that explores medical terminology, the symbols and abbreviations used in this terminology, and the application of this new language in the field of health care. Medical terms are covered as they relate to body structure and function, and emphasis is placed on constructing terms using word parts such as roots, suffixes, and prefixes.
Human Physiology + Lab
This course offers a survey of the structural and functional relationships which exist between organs and tissues within the human body. The human body will be approached from a gross anatomical perspective in the lab using models, human organs, histology slides and cadaver observations and from the physiological perspective in lecture discussions and exercises. Cellular structure and physiology, histology and fundamentals of molecular biology will be used to describe the mechanisms by which homeostatic balance is maintained in the body as a whole.
Admission to the B.A. Psychology program is open to any person who meets entrance requirements as outlined below. Applicants will be judged on their overall ability to successfully complete an undergraduate degree program. Generally, a high school cumulative GPA of a 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for admission. However, applicants with a cumulative high school GPA below 2.3 or applicants seeking admission with a GED will be considered for admission with the submission of additional required documents. It is recommended that transcripts are submitted from all undergraduate schools where credit was received (and no degree was earned) to support their application and request for transfer credit. (See Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policy).
Factors and materials to be considered for admission will include:
- Completed application and $50 application fee
- Applicants must provide proof of the qualifying conferral – high school graduation (or the equivalent) or proof of an earned Associate degree. Proof of qualifying conferral must be provided in one of the following ways:
- Official high school transcript showing an earned high school diploma and date of graduation. A copy of a high school diploma or unofficial transcriptions, if official transcripts are not immediately available, can be submitted with a contingency that original transcripts will be on file prior to day 9 of the term/semester of entry. Financial aid will not be disbursed until the compliant documentation is received.
- Official Associate degree transcript from a regionally-accredited institution showing degree earned and date conferred
- Official college transcript from a regionally-accredited institution that contains the high school name and date of graduation
- Official NACES or AICE evaluation of an international diploma that contains the high school name and date of graduation
- High school equivalency completed through home schooling as defined by state law
- Official General Educational Development (GED) document. A copy of the student’s GED Certificate, or unofficial GED score issued by the state, can be submitted with a contingency that the Official GED document will be on file prior to close of census. Financial aid will not be disbursed until the compliant documentation is received.
- Official Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) document
- Official High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) document
- Official documentation showing a passing score on a state-authorized exam that the state recognizes as equivalent to high school graduation
- Letter showing the date of graduation written on high school letterhead and signed by a high school administrator with an academic title
- Form DD214 showing the high school name and date of graduation, if listed.
Applicants with a cumulative high-school or undergraduate GPA below 2.3 and applicants seeking admission with high school equivalency documentation that does not show a GPA (such as GED, home school, or testing) are required to submit additional documentation.
- Curriculum Vita/ Resume
- One Letter of recommendation (optional)
- Essay of intent
- Please compose a written essay to answer the questions below. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, and three pages (approximately 500-750 words) while clearly addressing the program for which you are applying.
- Psychology is a vast discipline with many career options:
- Why are you interested in this particular program to earn your undergraduate degree in psychology? Cite specific experiences and examples.
- What are your professional career goals as they relate to this degree? Why do you believe this program will assist you in reaching these goals?
- Why is it important to you to study this discipline at a school that emphasizes cultural awareness, competence, and understanding of diversity (see our Commitment to Diversity Statement)?
- If you are a first generation undergraduate degree student, please integrate this into your essay.
- SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission, however applicants who have taken the SAT/ACT may submit their scores to enhance their application.
The Chicago School is dedicated to keeping our professional degree programs accessible to anyone regardless of financial status. In addition to the scholarships that may be available, our Financial Aid Department will help provide you with information to determine what financial arrangements are right for you.