Online College Courses for Credit

Social Sciences


The study of Pyschology offers biological, psychological, and social approaches to the scientific study of human behavior. You will identify major approaches that are associated with the lifelong process of learning and thinking in the topic Introduction to Developmental Psychology. Examine the symptoms of Schizophrenia and Mood and Bipolar Disorders and understand the many approaches of treatment. Learn to examine the Nature vs. Nurture debate with a full understanding of both physiological and sociological views. Also covered in this Social Sciences subject is Stress Disorders and how Health Psychology can have a powerful impact on your daily life. From the introductory concepts and ideas to examining the DSM-IV, our Psychology course provides a wide range of approaches, scientific studies and theories.​

Social Sciences Courses for College Credit

Sophia College Courses are low-cost, self-paced, credit-carrying courses eligible for transfer to many different colleges and universities.*

Introduction to Psychology

Study the brain, lifespan development, personality, social influence, and psychopathology.

Introduction to Sociology

Learn how individuals and society as a whole understand their collective social realities.

The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 27 of Sophia's online courses for college credit. These courses are eligible to transfer to many different colleges and universities.