Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Sabrina Worsham
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Austin, Texas
World Campus graduate Sabrina Worsham
“Because of World Campus, I was able to keep my mind stimulated by constantly learning. It was a set-up that worked for me and had a fantastic impact.”Read more

Expand Your Career Options with an Online Psychology Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to benefit professionals interested in the application of psychology in the workplace, including topics such as selection and evaluation, motivation, organizational culture, marketing, and consumer behavior. It is also suitable if you are interested in applying a thorough knowledge of fundamental business concepts to a helping profession. No matter what career path you choose, the psychology degree can help you understand interpersonal interactions and implement valuable problem-solving techniques.

Why a Psychology Degree Online at Penn State

You can choose the degree that best meets your career goals:

  • The Bachelor of Science in Psychology places a stronger emphasis on business courses through a dedicated Business Option. It provides an opportunity to gain knowledge of key business concepts within social service or study the application of psychology in the workplace.
  • The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology provides a broad education in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It can give you the foundation you need to develop your career as a caregiving professional or in social work. It may also be a good fit if you want to attend graduate school in psychology or a related field.

Psychology Business Option

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program allows you to choose the degree concentration that best meets your career goals. You may take 15 credits from two of the three available study areas:

  • Economics/Finance/Marketing/Accounting
  • Management/Law and Ethics/Labor Relations
  • Gender and Race/History

The courses in the program help you explore career options in psychology and related fields. You can expect to apply methods and research findings of psychological science to real-world contexts, including the assessment of employees, the impact of organizational culture and values, the role and impact of job performance feedback, and understanding consumers and marketing strategy. 

The Psychology Club

Penn State World Campus is a leader in online education. In fact, the world’s first fully online Psychology Club was founded by World Campus students and includes more than 100 members from the United States, Europe, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The Psychology Club uses video conferencing, Facebook, and its Mind Over Matters newsletter to keep members in touch with program faculty and staff and to let them know about graduate education options, internships, and career opportunities.

Who Should Apply?

The bachelor of science degree in psychology might be a good choice for you if you are a professional interested in pursuing a business track in an area such as human resources, management, organizational culture, or marketing.

Your psychology degree can help you expand your career opportunities in industry, business, and government. You can also choose to continue your studies in graduate school.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

With a degree in psychology, you can work in a broad range of fields and careers, including:

  • human resources
  • organizational culture
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • market research

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus.