Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology

An online bachelor’s degree in psychology may provide students with the skills and training needed to study mental processes and human behavior. In these four-year programs, students may learn how to study behavior and brain function, find patterns to predict behavior, and develop programs to help those who have psychological disorders. Popular areas of concentration may include organizational studies, human services, and criminal justice.

Upon graduation, students may either seek entry-level employment or pursue a graduate-level degree in psychology. Bachelor’s degree graduates may seek employment in healthcare, government, education, and counseling.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A baccalaureate-level program in psychology may include a combination of general education requirements, psychology-based electives, and major-specific coursework. Students may complete courses such as personality theories, abnormal psychology, and research methods. Possible areas of concentration for a psychology bachelor’s degree may include the following:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Human Services
  • Organizational Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Substance Abuse

Career Options

Bachelor’s-level programs psychology graduates may seek employment in education, healthcare, counseling, government, and community centers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, career opportunities in psychology are expected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Psychologist
  • Family Therapist
  • Case Manager
  • Advocator
  • Mental Health Counselor

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online bachelor’s degree in psychology may decide to further their education and enroll in a graduate-level degree program. A master’s degree may provide students with additional training on psychology principles, theories, and research methods.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

Recommended Schools

Matching School Ads

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • BS in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • BS in Criminal Justice - Forensic Psychology

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.


  • Psychology (BA) (Online)

University of Valley Forge was founded in 1939 and is part of an international network of Assemblies of God colleges and universities.

A private university with undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning programs, our mission is to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and in the world.


  • BS in Psychology