Build a gratifying career and become a positive force in people’s lives.
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.
Earn master’s-level credits as an undergraduate with our Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option.
Lay the groundwork for a career as a human resources manager, case manager, or mental health counselor, among others.
Choose from six concentrations to align your psychology degree with your career goals.
Learn from dedicated, expert faculty who hold doctoral degrees and have hands-on experience in the field.
Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)
Earn up to 25 master’s-level credit hours by taking graduate-level courses as an undergraduate. This allows you to complete both degrees in less time than earning each degree separately. Learn more about Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM).
Explore current theories about what causes people to develop addictive behavior—and what can be done to prevent it.
Explore cognitive, behavioral, and psychological theories of criminal behavior, from the serial killer to the terrorist.
Learn to use your knowledge of human behavior and psychology to make a positive impact on the criminal justice system.
Examine many of the challenges facing society today—and gain knowledge to help create meaningful and positive change in your community.
Help organizations respond innovatively to challenges in the 21st century, global world of work.
Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
- You are 21 years of age or older.
- You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
- You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.
More information for international applicants.
As a graduate of our BS in Psychology degree program, you 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.
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
- 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.
Being a military spouse, a traditional brick-and-mortar education was not a viable option. I needed a program that would move with me
Samantha Farone BS in Psychology Graduate
I pursued a degree in psychology because I wanted to help people and understand the thought process of why we make the decisions we make.
Michelle Shreeve BS in Psychology Graduate
I appreciate the flexibility and love the care the faculty and staff provide at Walden.
Bethanie Sylvaince BS in Psychology Graduate
FAQ About Walden’s Online BS in Psychology Program
An online bachelor’s in psychology degree program provides a broad overview of the field of psychology and introduces you to different theories, approaches, and perspectives in the field. You will also choose a concentration so you can focus on the area that interests you most—for example, addiction, criminal justice, or forensic psychology. Upon completion of the program, a BS in Psychology can help prepare you to seek a variety of interesting entry-level positions, such as case management aide or social services liaison.
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of a degree program.
As “helping professionals,” people who choose a career in psychology are often motivated by a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities in need. Earning your BS in Psychology can prepare you to work with different populations across a broad range of settings, including:
- Health clinics
- Extended care facilities
- Nursing homes
- Home health agencies
- Private practice
- Social service agencies
Dr. Marilyn Powell of Walden University says a Bachelor of Science in Psychology is a door-opening degree. “The number one advantage of earning a BS in Psychology is that the field applies to almost any opportunities graduates seek,” she says. “It provides skills to understand human behavior, as well as principles of critical thinking and scientific investigation that are applicable to all jobs in some substantial way.” BS in Psychology career options span a variety of diverse fields, such as business, law, government, education, healthcare, and social services.
If you’re interested in how systems and people work and are compassionate and curious, you’re likely to enjoy the study of psychology. A BS in Psychology is a particularly good choice for those committed to social change, as the program helps you to apply reason and logic in order to understand issues, strategize about how to solve world problems, and ultimately implement change.
Walden University’s BS in Psychology program offers six concentrations:
- Criminal Justice
- Forensic Psychology
- General Concentration
- Human Services
- Workplace Psychology