College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Gain a psychological understanding of why people act the way they do through our online bachelor’s psychology degrees. You’ll explore the workings of the human brain and learn to apply psychological principles to real-world problems.
Choose a bachelor’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology or applied psychology with a concentration in media and technology. You’ll develop skills that can help foster healthy workplace cultures or address complex human challenges associated with technology. Courses are 100% online and typically 5 weeks long. So, you can prepare for a career in the field of psychology without impacting your day-to-day life.
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JOB GROWTH: 8%
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You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to succeed in industrial-organizational psychology. These core courses include topics like: foundations of psychology, research methods, professional ethics, organizational cultures, and group dynamics and motivational processes in human psychology.
You’ll take 15 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to succeed in applied psychology. These core courses include topics like: digital skills for the 21st century, statistical reasoning, theories of personality, social psychology, cyber communications, social media and human interaction, influence of media on behavior and digital learning.
UNDERGRAD: $398 Tuition cost per credit
Cost per credit applies to all our bachelor's degrees.
From scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid for those who qualify, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition.
Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you.
Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.
Learn from accomplished, real-world faculty members who lead in the fields they teach. Our instructors go through a careful vetting process before joining our faculty ranks. They include industry leaders who encourage, challenge and inspire our students. And with a student-faculty ratio of 32:1 , you’ll get the attention you want.
1 This is a university-wide ratio. the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences student-faculty ratio may vary.
University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.
The published program length to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology is four years. Your time to completion could differ based on various factors, including any breaks from your coursework. You may be able to save time and tuition on your degree if you have eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college. See how you might be able to graduate faster with transfer credits.
If you’re fascinated by the human mind and want to study factors that influences how people think, act and feel, a degree in psychology can establish a great foundation of knowledge to help you prepare for graduate-level programs or fulfilling career paths.
Yes. University of Phoenix is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Plus, the courses for our bachelor’s psychology degrees in industrial-organizational psychology and applied psychology align to the education standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA). Plus, all our courses are available 100% online. Where most colleges expect you to take several courses at once, here you take one course at a time over five weeks in an innovative, virtual, asynchronous learning environment.
You and your peers will engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. Plus, you’ll learn from faculty who bring their own real-world experience and practice the same knowledge and skills they teach, all while learning the industry-relevant skills necessary to promote your career growth. What’s more? Throughout the course of your learning experience, our academic counselors and finance advisors are always there to support and guide your decisions from your first day to your last.
Our bachelor’s psychology degrees can prepare you for various occupations, such as a communications specialist, compliance coordinator, human resource specialist, personnel analyst, program manager and training and development specialist. Additionally, other career paths in the field of psychology require a master’s degree or specialized education. If you’d like to further your education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a psychology-related graduate program. University of Phoenix offers two graduate level programs: a Master of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.
Yes, our bachelor’s psychology degree programs accept eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Speak with an enrollment representative to start the process of evaluation by the University to see if your prior college credits can apply to your program and to request your transcripts.
These programs do not prepare students for professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.