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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.

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Earn master’s-level credits as an undergraduate with our Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option.

Multiple Career Paths

Lay the groundwork for a career as a human resources manager, case manager, or mental health counselor, among others.

Six Concentrations

Choose from six concentrations to align your psychology degree with your career goals.

Dedicated, Expert Faculty

Learn from dedicated, expert faculty who hold doctoral degrees and have hands-on experience in the field.

Program Savings

Receive a $2,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on November 30, 2020. Contact one of our enrollment specialists to learn more.

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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).

Concentrations

General Psychology

Gain a solid foundation and knowledge of psychological principles and practices that relate to many different occupations.

Standard Option BS to MS in Psychology AIM Option

Addictions

Explore current theories about what causes people to develop addictive behavior—and what can be done to prevent it.

Criminal Justice

Explore cognitive, behavioral, and psychological theories of criminal behavior, from the serial killer to the terrorist.

Forensic Psychology

Learn to use your knowledge of human behavior and psychology to make a positive impact on the criminal justice system.

Human Services

Examine many of the challenges facing society today—and gain knowledge to help create meaningful and positive change in your community.

Workplace Psychology

Help organizations respond innovatively to challenges in the 21st century, global world of work.

Admissions Requirements

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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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.


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