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Everybody’s different, and have you ever wondered why?

If you are interested in people, the quirks of human nature, and the complex questions surrounding behavior, Coker’s online psychology degree can open up a world of opportunity.  A major in psychology provides insight into both the world around you and your own personal development. In Coker’s digital classroom, you’ll learn how to predict, interpret and control behaviors, as well as research methodology,observation skills, and scientific analysis.

The online bachelor’s degree in psychology is a convenient option for those interested in pursuing a four-year degree, who also need the flexibility to work around other commitments.

Students in the online psychology program take courses for five 8-week terms per year—two in the fall, two in the spring, and one summer session. In the fourth year of study, each student will also complete a capstone project involving the development and implementation of a psychological research design.



  • Research methods and behavioral statistics
  • Human development
  • Advanced psychological research
  • Personality
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Forensic psychology



  • 100% online program in a flexible format – We know you’re working around jobs, family and other commitments, which is why we’ve designed our online degree programs to be not only convenient, but also flexible.
  • competitive cost – Scholarships and financial aid are also available.
  • accessible professors and personal attention – We’re a small school. If you get an online degree from Coker College, you’re a member of a close-knit family, not a number in a giant sea of students.
  • comprehensive approach – Coker’s round-table learning philosophy actively develops your analytical and communication skills, teaching you how to think critically and ask purposeful questions.



The counseling concentration is designed for those who want to use their psychology education to help others who are struggling. Counselors provide emotional support, guidance, and behavior modification strategies, and they work in a number of areas including marriage, family, children, health, educational, career, correctional, and substance abuse counseling.

Download the Academic Catalog

For a more detailed explanation of requirements, including course descriptions, download the Academic Catalog.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that psychology is limited to a traditional career in clinical or research settings. The understanding of human behavior, research methodology, and critical thinking skills developed by studying psychology can be applied to a number of career paths. Students with bachelor’s degrees are employed in education and teaching, consulting/statistics, professional services, health-related services, business and industry, research and development, and administration/management positions.

Students who wish to consider careers as professional psychologists should consider graduate school for further training.

Examples of alternate career paths you can follow with your psychology degree:                    

  • Admissions Counselor

  • Career Counselor

  • Child Welfare Worker

  • Clinical Researcher

  • Comm. Serv. Agency Dir.

  • Crisis Counselor

  • Customer Service Director

  • Gerontologist

  • Guidance Counselor

  • Hospital Administrator

  • Human Resources Admin.

  • Labor Relations Specialist

  • Market Research Analyst

  • Marriage Counselor

  • Mental Health Worker

  • Nursing Home Administrator

  • Personnel Manager

  • Probation/Parole Officer

  • Psychiatrist

  • Psychologist

  • Rehabilitation Counselor

  • Social Worker

  • Speech Pathologist

  • Substance Abuse Counselor

  • Youth Counselor

At Coker, your professors are engaged and invested in your success from day one. Whether you need a little extra help in class, advice on where to pursue an internship, or a stellar recommendation for grad school, you’ll find support and guidance all four years.


Professor Emerita of Psychology
Professor Emerita of Psychology
Julia A. Fisher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology; Coordinator of the Psychology Major