Program Overview

Aurora University’s online bachelor’s in psychology program can help students achieve their educational goals while fitting into busy schedules, thanks to its convenient and flexible format. Develop skills and knowledge in one of the nation’s most popular and diverse majors with course topics like child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, and clinical and counseling psychology.

Dynamic, expert faculty will lead students in an exploration of human behavior, with the opportunity to apply knowledge from the classroom to real-world settings through an optional internship. The curriculum of our BA in Psychology online program features a strong academic core where students can hone analytical thinking, research, and writing skills, gaining the tools needed to be successful in their careers.

Curriculum Overview

The BA in Psychology focuses on the scientific study of the mind and human behavior study from a lifespan developmental perspective. Courses will cover topics such as abnormal and normal behavior, personality development, motivation, the cultural environment, and interaction with others.

Students will have the unique opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-life situations through an optional internship. In addition to offering placement support, you’ll be paired with a faculty mentor in your field who will provide feedback on various internship-related assignments. Rest assured, you can complete your internship locally as well as at your current place of work, assuming it meets the program director’s requirements.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:August 26, 2024
  • Est. Program Length:4 years
  • Credit Hours:120
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$465

Required Courses: 24 semester hours

  • PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
  • PSY3380 Brain and Behavior (4)
  • PSY3410 Careers in Psychology (4)
  • PSY3500 Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences (4)
  • PSY3520 Research Methods in Psychology (4)
  • PSY4700 Contemporary Issues in Psychology (4)

Group A:

  • PSY2300 Learning and Motivation (4)
  • PSY3400 Cognitive Psychology (4)
  • PSY3450 Social Psychology (4)

Group B:

  • PSY2340 Personality (4)
  • PSY3470 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (4)

Selected Course: Choose 4 semester hours

  • PSY3210 Applied Behavior Analysis (4)
  • PSY3430 Issues in the Study of Gender and Sexuality (4)
  • PSY3940; 4940 Internship in Psychology (1–4)

NOTE: The following courses will be 16 weeks: PSY3500 and PSY3410; PSY3380 & PSY3520

NOTE: MTH 1030 – Quantitative Reasoning or higher is acceptable for Gen Ed Math Requirement. MTH 1100 – College Algebra will meet the pre-req for PSY3500.

Student internship information

Course details are based on information available at the time of publication. Specific program requirements are subject to change.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts for questions or information on current tuition, fees, room, board and other rates.

  • A completed undergraduate application
  • Transcripts (official, sealed) from all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • A resume demonstrating two or more years of work experience, military service, or relevant adult responsibilities.
  • A personal statement addressing why you wish to enroll in an online program and a description of how you will structure your life and time to be successful.

For applicants without an earned associate degree and/or 60 hours of transfer credit:

  • Proof of high school graduation or completed GED.

For applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit:

  • An official high school transcript with a GPA of 2.5 and above and ACT/SAT scores
  • ​Test-Optional Admission: Applicants with fewer than 15 hours of transfer credit who do not have ACT/SAT scores may choose to be reviewed as test-optional. Admission will be based on your high school academic record.

All AU Online students must have unrestricted access to a computer or mobile device with high-speed internet to participate in online courses. AU Online uses Moodle to host its online classes. All students will be charged an $80 Technology Fee per semester, regardless of the number of credits taken.

Students can transfer more than half the credits they need to successfully earn a four-year degree. Aurora University will accept up to 68 credits from a 2 year institution and 90 credits from a 4 year institution.

Check your credits with our Transfer Evaluation System.

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BA in Psychology Career Outcomes

Students can strengthen their earnings and job opportunities with an online bachelor’s degree in psychology. Prepare for a variety of careers, including:

  • Admissions counselor
  • Case worker
  • Community and social service worker
  • Community relations representative
  • Correctional caseworker
  • Crisis intervention counselor
  • Human resources professional
  • Market research analyst

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