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The Penn State World Campus online bachelor's degree programs in psychology can help you advance your career or prepare for graduate school.
Choose your path:
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (123 credits)
The bachelor of arts degree is designed for those who want to pursue psychology with a focus on social and human services. This degree offers a broad education in arts, humanities, and social sciences, and can prepare you for careers in human services, industrial settings, and laboratories. It is also an excellent stepping stone if you wish to attend graduate school in psychology or a related field.
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology (123 credits)
The bachelor of science incorporates business courses into the psychology curriculum. You can choose from courses in such areas as management, organizational concepts, ethics, human resources, marketing, or finance. Possible career paths for graduates of the bachelor of science program include positions within business areas such as human resources, management, and marketing, as well as social service positions with a business focus. The bachelor of science offers two options:
Life Science option: Complement your psychology education with a focus on the life sciences including anthropology, biology, and biobehavioral health. Whether you are pursuing a career in a field such as counseling, rehabilitation, or other behavioral field or considering graduate education, the Life Science option can enhance your psychology degree.
Business option: Prepare yourself for a career in business, HR, management, or administration with courses in ethics, leadership, and diversity. A business-oriented background can complement the analytic and communication skills acquired in your psychology coursework and prepare you for success in industrial-organizational psychology, consumer behavior, or leadership.
The Psychology Club — a Psi Chi Chapter
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.
Student Services and Financial Aid
World Campus is committed to supporting your decision to return to school. We offer technical support and academic advising to help you every step of the way — from application to your graduation. Find out more about our student services.
We also have many options available for you to finance your education, including financial aid, deferred payment plans, third-party payments, and military-specific options. You can find more information on our financial aid page.