Program Summary

Tailor your degree to align with your career goals by choosing to focus on life sciences or the business aspects of psychology. This online degree program emphasizes research methods and critical thinking and offers opportunities for career exploration in psychology and related fields.

How To Apply
Apply by October 31 to start January 19

How To Apply 

Costs and Financial Aid

123 Credits $576/$617 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

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Ranked in the top ten for online bachelor's degrees by U.S. News & World Report.

Expand Your Career Options with an Online Psychology Degree

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program offers flexibility in designing a curriculum that suits your goals and career plans. Core courses provide an overview of the field of psychology, a background in research methods and critical thinking, and the opportunity for career exploration in psychology and related fields. As a student in the program, you have access to faculty who are active in research, clinical practice, or service related fields.

In this program, you will have the opportunity to study with highly regarded faculty from Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts, one of the premier institutions in the world to study and work in the liberal arts disciplines.

Why a Psychology Degree Online at Penn State

Two options within the degree provide the opportunity to supplement your course work in psychology with the courses you chose to customize your degree: 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Life Sciences Option
This allows students to complement their education in psychology with course work focused on the life sciences most closely related to psychology, including anthropology, biology, and biobehavioral health. It is an excellent choice for individuals considering graduate education in psychology. It also provides the background necessary for careers in counseling, health care, or other professions that provide care for substance abuse, eating disorders, or other disorders involving both behavior and biology. 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a Business Option
This option provides students ways to enhance their psychology course work with courses in business, leadership, ethics, and diversity. Together with the analytic and communication skills acquired in psychology courses, this option can prepare graduates for a range of careers in business, human resources, management, or health care administration. It is also an excellent choice for individuals considering further study in industrial-organizational psychology, consumer behavior, or leadership. 

The Psychology Club — a Psi Chi Chapter

The 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.