Become a positive force in people’s lives—and build a gratifying career—with a BS in Psychology from Walden.

You want more than just a job—you want a meaningful career. Build the foundation for a rewarding future with our online BS in Psychology program. Explore the latest psychology concepts, research, and theories and gain the skills to help others improve their lives.

Why Earn Your Online BS in Psychology From Walden?

  • Build momentum toward your master’s degree: Earn master’s-level credits as an undergraduate with our Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option. Save time and money on your advanced degree.
  • Prepare for a bright future in a fascinating field: Lay the groundwork for a career as a human resources manager, case manager, or mental health counselor, among others.
  • Match your program to your passion: Our program offers a range of concentrations, allowing you to align your online psychology degree program with your career goals.
  • Learn from dedicated, expert faculty: Be inspired by our BS in Psychology faculty members, all of whom hold doctoral degrees and have hands-on experience in the field.

Get a Head Start on Your Master’s Degree

If graduate school is part of your plan, choose the Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) concentration. This option allows you to take up to five master’s-level courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. Choose courses from 12 Walden master’s programs to start shaping your dream career.




Explore current theories about what causes people to develop addictive behavior—and what can be done to prevent it. In this concentration, you’ll focus on substance abuse education, study prevention and treatment methods, and examine the factors that place some individuals at a higher risk for addiction.

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our BS in Psychology degree program will be prepared to:*

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science serving a global society.
  • Apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

Career Impact

A BS in Psychology from Walden can prepare you to pursue a variety of careers, including:*

  • Adult day care worker
  • Alcohol counselor
  • Assistant case manager
  • Behavioral management aide
  • Case management aide
  • Drug abuse counselor
  • Group activities aide
  • Group home worker
  • Halfway house counselor
  • Home health aide
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Researcher
  • Correctional officer
  • Court liaison
  • Forensic treatment specialist
  • Youth worker

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

You may also wish to use your BS in Psychology as a steppingstone for pursuing an MS in Psychology or even a PhD in Psychology.


Beyond the Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.

Federal Financial Aid

If you are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen, you may be eligible to receive federal financial aid, which can help you fund your higher education. Walden University is certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs.


Sonya Walker

Sonya Walker

MS in Psychology Graduate
My Walden education has had positive effects on my career because it has enabled me to offer mental health services to individuals and families, which has allowed me to join other professionals in producing ripples of positive social change in society.
Walden has high standards. A disciplined approach to studies is essential.
Walden University is a resource-loaded, caring network of faculty and students that allows anyone in the world to fulfill their educational goals while improving the world we live in.
Tierra Wilson MS in Psychology Graduate and PhD in Psychology With a Specialization in Clinical Psychology Student
Tierra Wilson
Linford Pierson PhD in Psychology Graduate
Linford Pierson
Michael Wayne Hubbell MS in Psychology Graduate
Michael Hubbell

Note on Licensure:
The BS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

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