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 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. This program offers the flexibility to dig deeper into individual interests and tailor course selections to subjects such as criminal justice, sociology, social work, recreation, political science, business, or communication.

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Program Details

  • Next Start Date:August 23, 2021
  • Est. Program Length:4 years
  • Credit Hours:120
  • Course Length:8 weeks
  • Cost Per Credit:$425

Required Courses: 24 semester hours

  • PSY1100 General Psychology (4)
  • PSY2210 Careers in Psychology (4)
  • PSY3380 Brain and Behavior (4)
  • PSY3500 Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences (4)
  • PSY3520 Research Methods in Psychology (4)
  • PSY4700 Contemporary Issues in Psychology (4)

Group A:

  • PSY3400 Cognitive Psychology (4)
  • PSY3450 Social Psychology (4)

Group B:

  • PSY3470 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (4)

Selected Course: Choose 4 semester hours

  • PSY/ABA3210 Applied Behavior Analysis (4)
  • PSY/SOC3430 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 PSY2210; PSY3380 & PSY3520

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

  • 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 less than 15 hours of transfer credit:

  • An official high school transcript with ACT/SAT scores.

Students may transfer some applicable, previously earned coursework into the major.

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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