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Bachelor of Science in Psychology — Online

Explore psychological development and behavior with the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program. This program covers a broad range of topics and skills that can be applied to many different careers.

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We’re committed to creating an education as unique as your career path. So, whether your goal is a new career or moving up in your field, our innovative programs will get you going your way.

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Customize your plan

We work with you to map your path to your goal.

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Learn from experience

From real-world case studies to employer-based projects, we prepare you to manage what comes next.

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Choose your focus

Whatever you’re passionate about, you’ll find the classes to sharpen your specialty.

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Study anywhere, on your time

Part-time or full-time, we move at your speed, to get you where you’re going.

Enrollment

Full-Time, Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall, Spring, Summer

Overview

In this innovative undergraduate program, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding 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.

Experiential / Co-op opportunities

Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.

This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.

Learn About Getting Real World Experience

Get Set with a Custom Course Plan

General Requirements

University-Wide Requirement

Minimum 120 total semester hours required

Minimum 2.000 GPA required

Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.

Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.

NUpath Requirements 

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Foundation Courses

49 semester hours required

English

3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
3.00
1.00
 

Mathematics

3.00
3.00

Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
 

Social Sciences

3.00
3.00
 

Biology 

3.00
1.00
 

Information Technology

3.00

Major Required Courses

27 semester hours required 

Human Behavior

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Choose one of the following two courses:

3.00
3.00

Cognition and Development 

3.00
 

Research

3.00
 

Practicum

3.00
3.00
 

Concentrations

Applied Behavioral Analysis Track

15 semester hours required.

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

Clinical Track

15 semester hours required.

3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.00

MAT (Education) Track

15 semester hours required.

4.00
4.00
4.00
2.00
2.00
4.00

Now Let's Talk Admissions

You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.

Application Requirements

  • 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

International Requirements

Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.

Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty, and industry partners.

Financing Requirements

Finance Your Education We offer a variety of resources, including scholarships and assistantships.

How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.

Cost and Tuition

Application Deadlines

Entry Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Semester

Fall 2021 Deadlines if Transferring Credit Deadline
August 12, 2021September 9, 2021
September 29, 2021October 27, 2021
Fall 2021 Deadlines if not Transferring Credit Deadline
September 2, 2021September 9, 2021
October 20, 2021October 27, 2021

Student Body Profile

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, marketing/advertising, public relations, management, or administration.

What can you do with your degree?

This bachelor’s degree program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in related fields 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

Career Opportunities and Services

Overview

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Did you know?

A bachelor's degree is worth $2.8M over an employee's lifetime (Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011). 

 

Did you know?

The median wage for psychologists in May 2018 was $79,000, which is much higher than the average for all occupations. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

From Our Faculty

"With an emphasis on scientific thinking, ethical behavior, respect for diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration, students are taught to bring impact to their surrounding and global communities. A degree in psychology fosters professional and personal growth that can lead to strong career prospects across a number of industries and positions in which you want to understand behavior and leverage human capital." — Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW, Lead Faculty Member

 

From Our Students

"I would recommend Northeastern because it's definitely going to make you more marketable in the world." — Carlos Quintanilla, Current Student