Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Arizona State University’s online psychology degree allows you to develop a comprehensive understanding of an individual's thoughts and actions. In this program, you’ll cover topics such as learning and motivation, statistics and brain function. This program equips you with skills needed for careers in psychological treatment, business, law and more.

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Next start date: 06/30/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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What is a psychology degree?

A bachelor in psychology teaches you about human behavior, incorporating theory and practice for a well-rounded educational experience. Diverse courses allow you to explore several career possibilities within the world of psychology or leverage knowledge in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Electives allow you to focus on the areas of psychology most relevant to your personal and professional interests.

What can I do with a psychology degree?

 

With a bachelor’s in psychology, you may pursue postgraduate studies or move into the professional world. A major benefit of the online psychology degree is its versatility, which supports a variety of academic and professional goals. Common paths in psychology include research and clinical careers. Some careers may require additional study. Examples of fields graduates work in include:

  • Medicine.
  • Policy.
  • Public administration.
  • Social work.

What’s the difference between a BS and a BA in psychology?

 

A Bachelor of Arts in psychology provides a broader view of the field, exploring the disciplines of psychology and a wealth of elective options. If you plan to practice as a counselor or an advocate, this program is a great fit for you.

A Bachelor of Science in psychology focuses more on math, science and statistics. If you envision a professional path focused on research, this program is a great fit for you.

Both programs offer access to internship and research opportunities with world-class faculty. These advantages prepare you for the next step in your career path.

Can I become a psychologist or therapist with this psychology degree?

 

Earning an undergraduate psychology degree is the first step in becoming a psychologist or therapist. However, you’ll still need to complete further study and relevant certifications before attaining such a role.

Most practicing psychologists have a master’s degree and often a doctorate in psychology. Additionally, all psychologists need a license to practice in the states they wish to operate. The knowledge you build as an undergraduate will ultimately provide you with foundation for further study.

Featured online psychology degree courses

The curriculum for this bachelor in psychology degree combines theory and practice, resulting in a wide-ranging and immersive educational experience. You can expect to learn about core concepts in psychology that support additional courses and contribute to your specific career path. In this program, you’ll explore different specializations in psychology and apply your knowledge to practical issues in the field. Featured courses in this program include:


SBS 300: Careers in Psychology


PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


Is a psychology degree worth it?

Psychology includes careers related to mental health, counseling, neuroscience, brain function, memory and decision-making. An understanding of human behavior can also offer value in fields like law and business. Career examples include:

Addictions Counselor


Growth: 23.2 %
Salary:

Behavioral Health Specialist


Growth: 8.3 %
Salary: $61,980

Counselor (General)


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $43,370

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


Growth: %
Salary:

Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)


Growth: 23.4 %
Salary: $48,790

Mental Health Counselor


Growth: 23.1 %
Salary:

Probation Officer


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $51,410

School Psychologist


Growth: %
Salary:

Social Worker


Growth: 14.2 %
Salary: $44,380

Experienced instructors create an atmosphere of excellence

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience anywhere in the world from the same faculty who teach on campus. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds around. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world and pursue careers that benefit their community.

Experienced instructors create an atmosphere of excellence

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience anywhere in the world from the same faculty who teach on campus. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds around. Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world and pursue careers that benefit their community.

Online psychology degree admission requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

An immersive learning environment for bachelor's degree in psychology students

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. 80% of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report.

#1


in innovation for 6 consecutive years, ahead of Stanford and MIT.

Top 10


best online bachelor’s programs.

 

Top 10%


best global universities.

80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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