General Psychology

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in General Psychology allows you to choose courses from a range of electives. This additional flexibility in your courses requirements can help you tailor your post-baccalaureate education to match your personal and professional goals.

Basis of Admissions

A completed bachelor’s level or higher degree from an accredited institution or university is required. Credit hours from another university or institution cannot be transferred towards a post-baccalaureate certificate program.

Post-baccalaureate certificates transfer into a master’s degree sequence.

Completion Period for Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

Northcentral allows 2 years to complete all post-baccalaureate certificate programs. Post-baccalaureate certificate courses in the School of Psychology are eight weeks in length.

Specialization Courses

Course Code

Name

Course Description

PSY6100-8

Theories of Personality*

The course is based on a framework of six important domains of knowledge about personality functioning with connections to theoretical approaches. These six domains are the dispositional domain (traits, trait taxonomies, and personality dispositions over time), the biological domain (physiology, genetics, evolution), the intrapsychic domain (psychodynamics, motives), the cognitive/experiential domain (cognition, emotion, and the self), the social and cultural domain (social interaction, gender, and culture), and the adjustment domain (stress, coping, health, and personality disorders). The course is based on the notion that these domains of knowledge represent the organizing structure of contemporary personality psychology.

PSY6102-8

Multicultural Psychology*

This course is designed to increase awareness of multicultural issues in psychology. Topics to be covered include the impact of cultural beliefs, norms, and values on behavior and mental health, cultural biases that impede clinical understanding, and culture based attitudes of clients and practitioners related to mental health services.

PSY6103-8

Human Communication: Interviewing Skills*

This course assists students in developing an understanding of the process of communication and the skills related to affecting the change process. It includes theory, practice and application. An emphasis is placed on the counseling interview and the developing personhood of the client and the counselor.

PSY6104-8

Positive Psychology*

Focuses on the positive psychology principles of positive subjective experience, positive traits, and positive institutions. It is an emerging shift within the field of psychology. The emphasis includes a scientific investigation of the latest research of positive psychology focusing on positive human strengths such as optimism, gratitude, hope, and justice. The course offers an opportunity for theoretical exploration and practical application.

At Northcentral University, we pride ourselves in being completely transparent when it comes to tuition and fees. If a cost is not included in our Cost Per Course Tuition Rate, we let you know up front. Currently, the only additional cost above your program rate* is books. Learn more about NCU School of Psychology's post-baccalaureate certificate costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $752
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,256
  • Program cost: $9,024
  • Average Book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $250
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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