Affordable Psychology Degrees & Certificates

California Southern University’s School of Behavioral Sciences offers an online psychology degree or certificate to meet your educational and career needs, whether you’ve only recently developed an interest in psychology or you’re a seasoned practitioner looking to obtain your doctorate.

Below is a list of CalSouthern courses that meet the education requirements for California's LPCC exam:

PSY 86505 - Theories of Human Development & Functioning
PSY 86532 - Family Systems Theory
PSY 86509 - Psychology of Marriage & Family Systems
PSY 87547 - Career Counseling
MFT 86513 - Psychological Tests and Measurements
PSY 86512 - Group Psychology
PSY 86508 - Cross Cultural Mores and Values
PSY 86506 - Psychopathology
PSY 87519 - Psychology of Trauma
PSY 86511 - Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency
PSY 87700 - Psychopharmacology

  • 100% Online

    All our programs are offered completely online with no residency requirements

  • Faculty Mentors

    Personal instruction from gifted educators who are leading practitioners in their fields

  • Applied knowledge

    Gain exposure to all the leading psycho-therapeutic techniques

  • Education in practice

    Hone the personal qualities essential to effective therapeutic practice


A Video Introduction

CalSouthern is a different kind of online university. Its academic programs are rigorous and robust, constantly updated to reflect the latest trends and developments in the field. Its proprietary online learning system is sophisticated, yet intuitive and easy to use.

But what most distinguishes CalSouthern is its unique, student-centered culture, its “personal touch” and its total commitment to delivering a superior learning experience. It’s the CalSouthern Difference. It’s what the university community prides itself on, and it’s what distinguishes CalSouthern from your other educational options.

Learn more in this short video featuring a CalSouthern graduate.

CalSouthern Commencement Ceremony

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CalSouthern’s School of Behavioral Sciences

As a supplement to your coursework, you will benefit from a helpful ALA-certified research librarian and a state-of-the-art online library, dedicated academic advisors, a clinical program director which supplements and reinforces your learning. You can also participate in CalSouthern’s Master Lecture Series—live at the university’s California campus or via streaming webcast—to learn from and interact with some of psychology’s most renowned scholars, authors and practitioners.

CalSouthern Accreditations


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission, which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

The Doctor of Psychology degree meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Psychology for licensure as a clinical psychologist.

The Master of Arts in Psychology degree meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for licensure as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) as well as for licensure as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC).

The Pre-Baccalaureate Certificate in Addiction Studies meets the educational requirements for certification with the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors and certification with the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.