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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.
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.
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.
(Upon successful completion, you’ll earn both an associate and a bachelor’s degree.)
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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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An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
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.
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
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.
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
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.
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.
We make it convenient for working professionals like you to earn your degree around your busy schedule — through online learning or at local campuses.
Average class size of 15 students provides an intimate learning environment that allows for close interaction with expert faculty.
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.
Gain the essential skills and knowledge to provide the compassion, guidance and service others need, whether you want to work one-on-one, with families and small groups, or in schools and communities.
The PhoenixConnect® academic social network provides you with opportunities to extend your reach beyond your classroom to network with ambitious learners worldwide.
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