Introduction to Psychology Course Overview

  • PSYO 1010 is a three-credit introductory psychology course that provides an overview of the key concepts in psychology as well as the research methods used to investigate the psychological process underlying human behavior. The course includes an overview of psychology’s five-course core domains while developing the skillsets needed for scientific reasoning and problem solving, thinking critically, understanding psychology processes, and interpreting behavior. Through a highly integrated approach, domains and research will be explored through multiple lenses, with special attention to ethical considerations, cultural and social diversity, individual variance, and real-world applications.

    *This course is considered an upper-level undergraduate course (300 level or above)

Introduction to Psychology Course Outcomes

  • Identify how ethics, cultural and social diversity, variations in human functioning, and real-world application impacts basic concepts of psychology.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal, social, and professional life
  • Draw logical, well-grounded conclusions about behavior and mental processes from empirical evidence
  • Evaluate misconceptions or erroneous behavioral claims based on evidence from psychological science
  • Evaluate basic psychological research

Introduction to Psychology Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites for PSYO 1010.

How do exams work?

All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.


How do labs work?

  • PSYO 1010 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer an associated lab component for this course.

Hear What PSYO 1010 Students are Saying

While I already had a decent understanding of psychology and am a huge supporter of mental health, this class helped me in my current professional setting more than I anticipated and it will certainly continue to be used in my hopeful future profession as a physician assistant.

My instructor was excellent at providing comments and feedback. As someone who strives to not only learn but to also understand, her doing that was exceptional for my education and learning style. The class is very manageable, given that you make the time for it.

If you put the time into this class, you will succeed very well. My favorite part of the class was the article annotation; if you truly apply yourself to this activity, it can be a lot of fun and the discussion between classmates can get exciting with arguments! I loved it!

Tuition & Fees

PSYO 1010: Lecture


  • Credits: 3
  • Tuition: $1,110
  • Registration: $30
  • Total: $1,140 (Total payment is due in full at the time of registration)

*The cost of the materials is not included in this total

Required course materials

  • Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
  • Textbook:
  • Lab Materials:
    • PSYO 1010 is a lecture-only course. We do not offer a lab component and therefore no lab materials are needing to be purchased.
As a Reminder

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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks

Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.

You may enroll for a course at any time through our self-service registration portal. Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.


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