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Online bachelor's psychology degrees

Prepare for a career in psychology  

Gain a psychological understanding of why people act the way they do through our online bachelor’s psychology degrees. You’ll explore the workings of the human brain and learn to apply psychological principles to real-world problems. 

Choose a bachelor’s degree in industrial-organizational psychology or applied psychology with a concentration in media and technology. You’ll develop skills that can help foster healthy workplace cultures or address complex human challenges associated with technology. Courses are 100% online and typically 5 weeks long. So, you can prepare for a career in the field of psychology without impacting your day-to-day life. 

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Find the psychology bachelor's degree for you

12

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.

120

The number of credits required to complete a bachelor’s psychology degree with UOPX.

4

years

The program length for a bachelor’s psychology degree with UOPX.

years

Skills you’ll develop with core bachelor’s psychology degree courses

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

  • Ethical and social responsibility
  • Industrial/organizational psychology
  • Psychology
  • Scientific inquiry 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY WITH A CONCENTRATION IN MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create solutions to complex issues involving technology 
  • Use psychology to advance social and technological communications 
  • Analyze complex human challenges associated with technology
  • Address social media, cultural and learning problems

Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years

Get value from your education before you even graduate. Update your resumé and LinkedIn profile with learned skills when you complete every 5- or 6-week course in our associate, bachelor's and master's programs.

Build skills on your way to your degree

Outlook for workers with a bachelor’s psychology degree

BLS CATEGORY: Human Resource Specialists

JOB GROWTH: 6%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for training and development careers is projected to be faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Program Manager
  • Employee Development Specialist
  • Personnel Analyst

BLS CATEGORY: Market Research Analysts

JOB GROWTH: 3%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for market research analysts is projected to be much faster than average between 2022 and 2032.

JOB TITLES:

  • Media Traffic Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Program Manager

Bachelor’s psychology degree course requirements

Bachelor of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

You’ll take 14 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to succeed in industrial-organizational psychology. These core courses include topics like: foundations of psychology, research methods, professional ethics, organizational cultures, and group dynamics and motivational processes in human psychology. 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Media and Technology

You’ll take 15 core courses with program-specific knowledge to help you gain the confidence and skills to succeed in applied psychology. These core courses include topics like: digital skills for the 21st century, statistical reasoning, theories of personality, social psychology, cyber communications, social media and human interaction, influence of media on behavior and digital learning. 

Tuition and financial aid

Affordable, locked-in tuition

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Ways to pay — and save. Explore your options.

From scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid for those who qualify, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition. 

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

Financial Aid

Transfer Credits

Your prior eligible credits could help you graduate from your bachelor's degree faster and for less.

Transfer Credits

Military or Veteran Benefits

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Military or Veteran Benefits

Scholarships

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

Scholarships

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Credit for Prior Learning

Explore over 200 savings opportunities to earn college credit for skills you’ve gained through work and life experiences.

Credit for Prior Learning

Student experience

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Use Robust Student Resources

Use Robust Student Resources

Learn Online

Learn Online

How to apply for your bachelor’s psychology degree program

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • Our risk-free trial lets eligible students try out University of Phoenix for three weeks with no financial obligation
An application process designed for busy people

Meet your college deans

Our college deans focus on developing a career-relevant curriculum. They bring industry experience to the classroom and lead a faculty of academic professionals with one goal in mind—to help you earn the skills you need to pursue your career.

Christina Neider, Dean

Christina Neider, EdD

Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Accreditation

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org since 1978.

Bachelor's psychology degree FAQs

The published program length to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology is four years. Your time to completion could differ based on various factors, including any breaks from your coursework. You may be able to save time and tuition on your degree if you have eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college. See how you might be able to graduate faster with transfer credits

If you’re fascinated by the human mind and want to study factors that influences how people think, act and feel, a degree in psychology can establish a great foundation of knowledge to help you prepare for graduate-level programs or fulfilling career paths. 

Yes. University of Phoenix is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Plus, the courses for our bachelor’s psychology degrees in industrial-organizational psychology and applied psychology align to the education standards set by the American Psychological Association (APA). Plus, all our courses are available 100% online. Where most colleges expect you to take several courses at once, here you take one course at a time over five weeks in an innovative, virtual, asynchronous learning environment. 

You and your peers will engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. Plus, you’ll learn from faculty who bring their own real-world experience and practice the same knowledge and skills they teach, all while learning the industry-relevant skills necessary to promote your career growth. What’s more? Throughout the course of your learning experience, our academic counselors and finance advisors are always there to support and guide your decisions from your first day to your last.

Our bachelor’s psychology degrees can prepare you for various occupations, such as a communications specialist, compliance coordinator, human resource specialist, personnel analyst, program manager and training and development specialist. Additionally, other career paths in the field of psychology require a master’s degree or specialized education. If you’d like to further your education after obtaining a bachelor’s degree, you can pursue a psychology-related graduate program. University of Phoenix offers two graduate level programs: a Master of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Yes, our bachelor’s psychology degree programs accept eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Speak with an enrollment representative to start the process of evaluation by the University to see if your prior college credits can apply to your program and to request your transcripts.

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These programs do not prepare students for professional certification or licensure as a psychologist.

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