Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online Yes
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 120
Entry Terms Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester
Meets International Visa Requirements No

Overview

Explore Psychological Development and Behavior


The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program covers a broad range of topics and skills that can be applied to many different careers. In this innovative undergraduate program, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of these areas of the key areas in psychology, including social and abnormal psychology, sensory function, learning, memory, human development, emotion, and motivation.  Through electives, students will also have the opportunity to develop their counseling skills and pursue other areas of specialized interest.  Graduates will be prepared to enter careers in industry and human services, as well as to pursue graduate work in psychology or social work.

Career Outlook


Given its broad applicability, an undergraduate degree in psychology offers you a great many career options. An understanding of human psychology coupled with critical thinking skills make you a strong candidate for any position in which you interact with, analyze, or manage people—whether in sales, teaching, research, advertising, public relations, or administration.

Bachelor degree holders can continue to expect robust job prospects with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that employment in occupations that require at least a bachelor's degree is expected to grow faster than other sectors of the labor market.

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Curriculum

 

Please note: The College of Professional Studies undergraduate programs will operate on a semester academic calendar in fall 2016. Read more...

Students who started this program prior to Fall 2015 should follow the curriculum reflected on their manual degree audit, which can be obtained by contacting their academic advisor.


General Foundation Courses (15 s.h.)

ENG 1105 College Writing 1 3 s.h.
ENG 1106 Lab for ENG 1105 1 s.h.
ENG 1107 College Writing 2 3 s.h.
ENG 1108 Lab for ENG 1107 1 s.h.
ENG 3107 Writing for the Professions-Business & Social Sciences 3 s.h.
ENG 3108 Lab for ENG 3107 1 s.h.
EI Core  Exploring Creative Expression and Innovation 3 s.h.


Psychology Foundation Courses (31 s.h.)

MTH 1100 College Algebra 3 s.h.
PSY 1100 Foundations of Psychology 3 s.h.
MTH 2310 Statistics in the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3 s.h.
PSY 2130 Stress and Its Management 3 s.h.
BIO 1100 Principles of Biology 1 3 s.h.
BIO 1101 Lab for BIO 1100 1 s.h.
ITC 1000
   or
ITC 2016
Computer Applications
   or
End User Data Analysis Tools
3 s.h.
PHL 2130
   or
PHL 2140
Ethical Issues in Healthcare
   or
Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering
3 s.h.
HMG 2110
   or
MGT 2330
Health Law and Regulation
   or
Business Law
3 s.h.
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h.
CMN 1100 Organizational Communication 3 s.h.


Major Required Courses (25 s.h.)

HSV 2240 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3 s.h.
PSY 3200 Social Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3210 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 3220 Cognition and Language 3 s.h.
PSY 3230 Development across the Lifespan 3 s.h.
PSY 3240 Sensation and Perception  
PSY 3450 Research in Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 4850 Senior Research Seminar in Psychology 4 s.h.

 

Major Electives (15 s.h)

Complete 15 semester hours from HSV, PSY.     

HSV 2200 Introduction to Clinical Practice 3 s.h.
HSV 3200 Techniques in Individual and Group Counseling 3 s.h.
PSY 2240 Human Sexuality and Love 3 s.h.
PSY 4220 Learning 3 s.h.
PSY 4230 Physiological Psychology 3 s.h.
PSY 4310 Personality 3 s.h.
PSY 4320 Motivation 3 s.h.


Open electives to reach minimum credit hours for the degree.

 

Required minimum credit hours: 120 s.h.


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts: submit one of the following
    • Official high school degree
    • Official GED
    • Official associate degree showing degree conferral and date
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation. We encourage you to submit a course-by-course evaluation of your diploma(s) and transcript(s)
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Undergraduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $62,280.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of semester hours. Most courses are 3-4 semester hours. See Undergraduate Tuition Rates for details.

Use our Tuition Calculator below to see if transfer credit or tuition reimbursement from your employer could reduce your total tuition.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2017-18 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.


Student Profile

Who Will Your Classmates Be?

This bachelor’s degree program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in related field or work in a profession for which psychological training is encouraged.

While the MA and PhD remain the only degrees with which one can enter professional positions labeled "psychologist," undergraduate degree holders are employed in a wide variety of occupations.

Fields to consider include:

  • Marketing or scientific research
  • Counseling
  • Management
  • Social work
  • Advertising
  • Labor relations

Learning Outcomes

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Specialized Knowledge
    Define and explain the core concepts, perspectives, findings, and trends in psychology using vocationally oriented values, standards, tools, techniques, and specialized terms.
  2. Broad and Integrative Knowledge
    Frame a problem important to the field of psychology, justify the significance of the problem in a wider societal context, and explain how methods from psychology can be used to address the problem.
  3. Applied and Collaborative Learning
    Complete a substantial project that evaluates a significant question in the field of psychology, including an analytic narrative of the effects of learning outside the classroom on the research or practical skills employed in executing the project.
  4. Civic and Global Learning
    Analyze social challenges and opportunities affecting countries, continents, or cultures and evaluate the strategies and best practices related to psychology and employed by organizations in addressing that issue.
  5. Experiential Learning
    Synthesize and transfer learning to new, complex situations within course work or beyond the classroom.

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  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 10, 2017 (10-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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