With our BS in Psychology program, you can gain new perspectives on social awareness and responsibility, civic engagement, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision making that can help you advance your career and contribute to positive social change.

The field of psychology offers professionals the opportunity to transform lives both locally and globally. Our online bachelor’s in psychology program will introduce you to a wide range of theories, approaches, and perspectives within the field and provide you with a strong understanding of the issues affecting individuals and communities in today’s increasingly diverse society.

Why earn your online bachelor’s in psychology from Walden?

  • Earn your degree faster. Our BS in Psychology program offers core courses in both 6-week and 11-week formats, allowing you the flexibility to accelerate your degree or progress at a slower pace. Take up to three courses per quarter and reduce your time to completion.
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  • Evaluate different career paths. Through our Walden-exclusive Psychology Seminar course, you can assess your skill set, explore occupations in the field, and make more informed choices about graduate training.
  • Save time and money on your graduate studies. If your goals may include a master’s degree in psychology, consider our Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option.
  • Focus your degree on your interests. Our program offers eight concentrations, allowing you to align your degree program with your overall goals:

Addictions (approved by NAADAC)* General Psychology
Applied Psychology Human Services
Child and Adolescent Development Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Criminal Justice Preparation for Graduate Studies

Expand your horizons with a BS in Psychology

As a student in our program, you will gain an understanding of the key analytical skills, problem-solving techniques, and research methods used by professionals. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore how race, gender, and cultural issues play a part in the study and assessment of personality.
  • Examine methods of analysis, learning, memory, cognitive principles, and brain functioning as they relate to psychology, sensation, perception, evolution, motivation, and emotions.
  • Assess psychological concepts from a variety of multicultural perspectives and engage in peer discussions to learn how diversity and multiculturalism affect human behavior.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

*Walden University has been recognized as an NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals) Approved Academic Education Provider. NAADAC is a national organization offering education, clinical training, and certification to qualified professionals in the social service industry. Walden’s recognition as an NAADAC-approved education provider means that the Addictions concentration in Walden’s BS in Psychology program meets the educational standards recognized by NAADAC to prepare students to qualify for a national addictions certificate. Additional requirements must be met to complete the NAADAC exam and certifications. Students who plan to pursue an NAADAC certificate and/or a state substance abuse certification should refer to the NAADAC website for specific information and eligibility requirements.

  • What Our Graduates Say

    Of the Walden BS in Psychology graduates who responded to a recent survey, more than 96% felt that the quality of the program was good or excellent.

    *Source: www.WaldenU.edu/DATA; totals based on number of respondents to our 2013–2014 surveys.

  • Applying Your Degree

    Ginger Jenkins

    Influenced by her Walden education and her career as a paralegal, BS in Psychology graduate Ginger L. Jenkins is now an advocate for plaintiffs and their families. Learn more

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