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Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Are you someone who works closely with people and wants to gain insight into human behavior? Our Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program can give you a solid foundation into the cognitive and affective processes that underlie human development and behavior — so you can become a more effective manager, supervisor, educator or human services professional.
The curriculum, which includes courses like Human Motivation and Theories of Personality, emphasizes development of communication, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills. The bachelor's degree in psychology is a foundation for later postgraduate study in many professions. However, it does not lead to professional licensure and does not have a clinical emphasis.
What you'll learn
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program provides students with a strong foundation in general psychology. Students will gain insight into the cognitive and affective processes that underlie the individual human experience through an analysis of a variety of theoretical approaches related to human development and behavior. The courses in this program do not have a clinical emphasis and do not lead to professional licensure; instead, they are designed to provide students with greater skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and information utilization through the enhanced understanding of human psychology and also include field experience possibilities and research activities throughout the program.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology is an educational degree program that provides a foundation of knowledge in the field of psychology. This program does not prepare students for any type of professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.
How to customize your degree
Our certificate option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing an en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.
En route associate degrees:
(Upon successful completion, you’ll earn both an associate and a bachelor’s degree.)
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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View the Bachelor of Science in Psychology gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Bachelor of Science in Psychology gainful employment disclosures (MA).
How to afford your degree
Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.
The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
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How much will it cost?
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Fees may be non-refundable. Students pay tuition on a course-by-course basis. All tuition and fees of the University are subject to change.
Prior Learning Assessment
Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.
Federal Financial Aid Plan
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Knowledge you can use now
Courses in this program are designed to provide supervisors, managers and other professionals with greater skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and information utilization.
You'll learn from a rigorous, regularly updated curriculum featuring the latest theories and practices you need to function most effectively in your position. Students learn the Code of Ethics for the psychology profession — a key part of the program — which will help them critically evaluate scenarios requiring ethical decision-making. Throughout the program, relevant social, multicultural and ethical issues are presented for analysis and discussion.
Faculty with working know-how
Our curriculum is taught by faculty with current, real-world experience — giving you insight into how you can apply what you learn to an actual work setting.
Convenient learning options
We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule — through online learning or at local campuses.
Small Class Size
Average class size of 15 students provides an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Social Sciences graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.
Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology program.
Each college or school creates a set of Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) to describe the knowledge, skills or attitudes that students will possess upon completion of the program of study.
Review the annual assessment results (PDFs) for this program.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.
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