JFKu Online

Bachelor of Arts in Management

Program Overview

Starting with an inaugural class this fall, gain the knowledge, skills, and perspectives needed to become an effective manager in any organization or business by earning a Bachelor of Arts in Management. Develop expertise and tailor your degree to your career goals by choosing a specialization in entrepreneurship or leadership. The entrepreneurship specialization provides additional coursework in new venture creation, new product development, new venture financing, and family and small business. The leadership specialization includes additional coursework in organizational dynamics, conflict management, teamwork, and psychology.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of your program, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to:

  • Use a portfolio assessment and data analysis to measure organizational strengths, needs, and outcomes necessary for success in a competitive environment
  • Apply a variety of organizational and business leadership strategies based on changing contexts in economic and operating situations
  • Demonstrate sound principles and practices in business law and ethics
  • Apply a working knowledge of the principles and practices of managerial economics and finance, human resource leadership, strategic planning, marketing, public relations, and business development
  • Demonstrate mastery of balanced reasoning and analysis using research methodology and depth and breadth of degree program knowledge in a business plan-related capstone project

Why Choose JFK University?

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University has been providing higher education to lifelong adult learners in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are just a few benefits of enrolling at JFK University:

  • Private nonprofit university
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Campus, online, and FlexCourse℠ on-demand online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose, CA
  • Experienced faculty who are practitioners in their fields
  • Service learning and internship opportunities

It’s About Tradition

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

JFKu Online

Associate of Arts in General Studies

Program Overview

Starting with an inaugural class this fall*, gain a solid liberal arts foundation for future educational and career opportunities in the on-demand online Associate of Arts in General Studies program. Expand your perspective and create awareness of the key forces of societal change: social, cultural, historical, economic, political, and technological. Throughout the program, you’ll take a broad range of general education courses ultimately leading to the AA in General Studies. You can develop additional expertise by focusing your degree with a specialization in business, liberal arts, or criminal justice.
*Pending WSCUC approval

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of your program, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to:

  • Incorporate new information and perspectives into your world view
  • Apply basic critical-thinking skills to reach ethical, creative, and analytically sound decisions in work, life, and academia
  • Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in multiple modes of communication

Why Choose JFK University?

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University has been providing higher education to lifelong adult learners in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are just a few benefits of enrolling at JFK University:

  • Private nonprofit university
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Campus, online, and FlexCourse℠ on-demand online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose, CA
  • Experienced faculty who are practitioners in their fields
  • Service learning and internship opportunities

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

Clinical Psychology

13:1

Student - faculty ratio in the PsyD program

84%

of PsyD students complete the program

7:1

student - faculty ratio in the BA Psychology program

18

months to complete BA Psychology

Overview

Clinical psychology is the largest branch of the field of psychology that integrates science, theory and clinical practice to assess and treat a broad spectrum of mental health and behavioral medicine concerns.

The demand for mental health professionals, particularly those with doctoral degrees, is expected to increase over the next decade.  

Clinical Psychology Programs

Doctor of Psychology

The Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology is designed for individuals seeking the highest level of training to become hands-on practitioners in the field of psychology.

Dual MA Sport Psychology and PsyD

This innovative linked program allows completion of both degrees within six years of full time study.

BA in Psychology

Engages students in a lively process of intellectual inquiry, self-discovery, critical thinking, creative synthesis, and interpersonal communication.

Faculty

Set something in motion with a simple yes.

JFKu Online

Master of Business Administration

Program Overview

Starting with an inaugural class this fall, become a leader in your field by earning a Master of Business Administration. The MBA is a professional degree recognized across all industries that prepares you with the knowledge, tools, and acumen needed to bring organizations to higher levels of function and success. Throughout the program, you’ll examine the functional areas of business and gain knowledge and skills applicable to your field of interest by selecting a specialization in management, finance, health care, strategic management, sales management, human resources, or information technology.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of your program, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to:

  • Evaluate how changes to an organization’s knowledge systems can improve performance
  • Lead others in order to meet organizational goals
  • Create marketing strategies to meet customer needs
  • Provide information to enable an organization to maximize financial performance
  • Examine business situations from legal, ethical, and regulatory perspectives
  • Predict how changes in the international economic environment will affect an organization
  • Propose strategies to improve an organization’s competitive position

Why Choose JFK University?

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University has been providing higher education to lifelong adult learners in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are just a few benefits of enrolling at JFK University:

  • Private nonprofit university
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Campus, online, and FlexCourse℠ on-demand online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose, CA
  • Experienced faculty who are practitioners in their fields
  • Service learning and internship opportunities

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student

JFKu Online

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Program Overview

Starting with an inaugural class this fall, earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and open up pathways to a broad range of professions or further graduate studies, including marketing, human resources, education, counseling, and criminal justice. Throughout your program, you’ll explore multiple perspectives of human thought processes, such as biological, behavioral, cognitive, socio-cultural and developmental. You’ll also gain additional expertise by selecting a specialization in early childhood education, criminal justice, and industrial-organizational.

Program Highlights

Our FlexCourse℠ on-demand online program gives you the freedom to earn your degree at your own pace while still enjoying close interaction with your course instructor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of your program, you’ll have the skills and expertise needed to:

  • Identify, describe, and communicate the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology
  • Design, implement, and communicate basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretations
  • Use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to address issues related to behavior and mental processes
  • Apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues
  • Value empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and recognize your role and responsibility as a member of society

Why Choose JFK University?

Since 1965, John F. Kennedy University has been providing higher education to lifelong adult learners in the Bay Area and beyond. Here are just a few benefits of enrolling at JFK University:

  • Private nonprofit university
  • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Campus, online, and FlexCourse℠ on-demand online programs
  • Locations in Pleasant Hill and San Jose, CA
  • Experienced faculty who are practitioners in their fields
  • Service learning and internship opportunities

Curriculum

REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete 180 quarter units to receive this Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

The 180 units include 45 Lower-Division General Education units required prior to admission. Students lacking these courses may take approved upper-division courses at JFK University, earn credit through CLEP or DANTES tests, or take approved courses from local community colleges.

The study plan below assumes entry to the program with ~98 quarter units with all lower division general education requirements completed.

Fall - First Year
Units
LIB3000 Education, Self and Community
2, Online
LIB3146 Information Literacy
2, Online
PYC3000 History of Psychology
4
Investigates the origins and history of psychology, focusing on key questions, systems, processes, and methods, and how they have influenced contemporary trends.
PYC3100 Developmental Psychology
4
An exploration of infant, child, and adolescent behavior and growth within the context of developmental psychology and the human life cycle. May be applied toward the lower-division general-education social science breadth requirement.
Winter - First Year
Units
LIB3100 Critical Thinking & Writing
4, Online
LIB3303 Statistics for the Social Sciences
4, Online
PYC4221 Abnormal Psychology
4
This course explores the definitions, categories, and characteristics of abnormal behaviors from biological, psychosocial, and sociocultural perspectives. examines various treatment concepts while maintaining a sensitivity to cultural constructions of “abnormality.”
Spring - First Year
Units
LIB3145 Research Writing
4, Online
PYC4222 Cognitive Psychology
4
This course explores the major concepts, theories, and research in the field of cognitive psychology. We will examine how people perceive, learn, remember, and think about information. Topics include: perception, attention, consciousness, memory, knowledge (representation, organization and manipulation), problem solving, reasoning, decision making, language, and intelligence.
PYC3200 Theories of Personality
4
Students study the major personality theories and therapeutic applications in clinical psychology, including body-oriented and transpersonal psychotherapies. Theorists include Freud, Jung, Ellis, Perls, and Rogers. Course may be applied toward the lower-division general-education social science breadth requirement.
Summer - First Year
Units
LIB3300 Research Methods
4, Online
PYC3210 Social Psychology
4
Examines how social factors influence the feelings, beliefs, and behaviors of others. Explores such topics as: conformity, mass communication, propaganda, persuasion, social cognition, self-justification, aggression, prejudice, liking, loving, and interpersonal sensitivity. May be applied toward the lower-division general-education social science breadth requirement.
JFKU Elective Course
4
Fall - Second Year
Units
PYC3220 Biological Psychology
4
This course explores the acquisition and processing of sensory information, the neural control of movement, the biological bases of complex behaviors (such as sleep, learning, memory, sex, language, and addiction), as well as the basic functioning of the nervous system. It focuses on the brain’s interrelations with the mind and behavior and how brain malfunctions produce mental disorders.
PYC4007 Psychology of Learning
4
This survey course addresses historical and current theoretical assumptions and approaches to learning and cognition. Special attention is given to the relationship between learning and cognitive process. Topics addressed include operant conditioning, social learning theory, learning styles, perception, memory, problem solving, thinking, and intelligence.
JFKU Elective Course
4
SVL 4000, Service Learning
0
Winter - Second Year
Units
PYC4220 Cross-Cultural Psychology
4
Explores the major concepts, theories, and research in the field of cognitive psychology. examines how people perceive, learn, remember, and think about information. Topics include: perception, attention, consciousness, memory, knowledge (representation, organization and manipulation), problem solving, reasoning, decision making, language, and intelligence.
PYC3205 Counseling Psychology
4
Explores the basic concepts of the helping professions. Includes exercises to integrate practical skills with a conceptual framework. For students who have little or no experience in the field. May be applied toward the lower-division general-education social science breadth requirement.
PYC4999 Senior Capstone
4, Online
This culminating course offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply their knowledge and understanding of major psychological concepts, theories, techniques, research findings, and practices. A significant topic will be explored from the multiple perspectives of the major subfields of psychology.
Winter - First Year
Units
LIB3100 Critical Thinking & Writing
4, Online
LIB3303 Statistics for the Social Sciences
4, Online
PYC4221 Abnormal Psychology
4
This course explores the definitions, categories, and characteristics of abnormal behaviors from biological, psychosocial, and sociocultural perspectives. examines various treatment concepts while maintaining a sensitivity to cultural constructions of “abnormality.”
Summer - First Year
Units
LIB3300 Research Methods
4, Online
PYC3210 Social Psychology
4
Examines how social factors influence the feelings, beliefs, and behaviors of others. Explores such topics as: conformity, mass communication, propaganda, persuasion, social cognition, self-justification, aggression, prejudice, liking, loving, and interpersonal sensitivity. May be applied toward the lower-division general-education social science breadth requirement.
JFKU Elective Course
4
Winter - Second Year
Units
PYC4220 Cross-Cultural Psychology
4
Explores the major concepts, theories, and research in the field of cognitive psychology. examines how people perceive, learn, remember, and think about information. Topics include: perception, attention, consciousness, memory, knowledge (representation, organization and manipulation), problem solving, reasoning, decision making, language, and intelligence.
PYC3205 Counseling Psychology
4
Explores the basic concepts of the helping professions. Includes exercises to integrate practical skills with a conceptual framework. For students who have little or no experience in the field. May be applied toward the lower-division general-education social science breadth requirement.
PYC4999 Senior Capstone
4, Online
This culminating course offers students the opportunity to integrate and apply their knowledge and understanding of major psychological concepts, theories, techniques, research findings, and practices. A significant topic will be explored from the multiple perspectives of the major subfields of psychology.

It’s About Tradition

John F. Kennedy University is an accredited nonprofit institution that has been preparing working adults to advance their careers and communities for over 50 years. Offering a variety of innovative, flexible degree programs, we make it possible for busy adults from various walks of life to realize personal and professional growth. We’re committed to providing the full range of support each student needs to change their lives and communities for the better.

The best way to make a change is getting a
good education.

– Mark, John F. Kennedy University College of Law Student