You want more than just a job—you want a meaningful career. With our online BS in Psychology program, you can gain new perspectives on social awareness and responsibility, civic engagement, cross-cultural competence, and evidence-based decision-making that can help you go further and make a difference in the lives of others.

Why earn your online BS in Psychology from Walden?

  • Save time and money if you plan to pursue your master’s degree. Consider our Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option.
  • Transfer up to 135 credits, which could reduce the number of credits required to complete your program and tuition cost.
  • Focus your interests and obtain the foundation for a career as a human resources manager, case manager, or mental health counselor, among others.
  • Our program offers ten concentrations, allowing you to align your online psychology degree program with your career goals.
  • 100% of our BS in Psychology faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have real-world practical experience.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our BS in Psychology degree program will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
  • Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design and data analysis and interpretation.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, a scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.
  • Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.
  • Tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and reflect other values that are the underpinnings of psychology as a science serving a global society.
  • Apply cultural competencies to effective and sensitive interactions with people from diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

Career Impact

A BS in Psychology from Walden can prepare you to pursue a variety of careers, including:*

  • Adult day care worker
  • Alcohol counselor
  • Assistant case manager
  • Behavioral management aide
  • Case management aide
  • Drug abuse counselor
  • Group activities aide
  • Group home worker
  • Halfway house counselor
  • Home health aide
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Researcher
  • Correctional Officer
  • Court liaison
  • Forensic treatment specialist
  • Youth worker

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

You may also wish to use your BS in Psychology as a steppingstone for pursuing an MS in Psychology or even a PhD in Psychology.


Beyond the Classroom

When you pursue your bachelor’s degree at Walden, you can translate your coursework into practice by participating in an optional field experience, service learning project, or study abroad program.

Undergraduate Pathways

Undergraduate Pathways offers options for increasing your course load to reduce your degree completion time.

Federal Financial Aid

If you are a U.S. Citizen or an eligible noncitizen, you may be eligible to receive federal financial aid, which can help you fund your higher education. Walden University is certified by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in a variety of grant and loan programs.


Sonya Walker

Sonya Walker

MS in Psychology Graduate
Walden has high standards. A disciplined approach to studies is essential.
To me, the difference between attending an accredited college is the difference between success and failure. I had to make sure the university I chose was accredited and user friendly with a challenging curriculum.
Walden University is a resource-loaded, caring network of faculty and students that allows anyone in the world to fulfill their educational goals while improving the world we live in.
Linford Pierson PhD in Psychology Graduate
Linford Pierson
Ginger L. Jenkins BS and MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate / PhD in Psychology Student
Ginger Jenkins
Michael Wayne Hubbell MS in Psychology Graduate
Michael Hubbell

Note on Licensure:
The BS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

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