Lay the groundwork for a rewarding future with a BS in Psychology from Walden.

Fulfill your passion for helping people and shape a meaningful career with Walden’s online BS in Psychology program. Gain deeper insights into human behavior as well as the critical thinking skills to assess psychological methods and studies. A BS in Psychology prepares students to pursue entry-level roles in social services, human services, and criminal justice as well as graduate-level studies.

Why Earn Your Online BS in Psychology From Walden?

  • Engage in rigorous, standards-aligned curriculum. Coursework in this online BS in Psychology program is aligned with well-respected guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Learn from experienced psychology experts. All of our BS in Psychology faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have real-world, practical experience.
  • Work toward the psychology career you want. With several concentrations to choose from, you can align your online psychology degree program with your career goals.
  • Save time and money if you plan to pursue your master’s degree. With our Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option, you can take graduate-level courses as an undergraduate. Get a head start on an advanced degree.

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

With the Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option , earn up to 25 credits in master’s-level concentration courses while still an undergraduate. Save time on your master’s degree as well as money, since the master’s-level courses are billed at the lower undergraduate tuition rate.




Explore current theories about what causes people to develop addictive behavior—and what can be done to prevent it. In this concentration, you’ll focus on substance abuse education, study prevention and treatment methods, and examine the factors that place some individuals at a higher risk for addiction.

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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.


Sonya Walker

Sonya Walker

MS in Psychology Graduate
My Walden education has had positive effects on my career because it has enabled me to offer mental health services to individuals and families, which has allowed me to join other professionals in producing ripples of positive social change in society.
Walden has high standards. A disciplined approach to studies is essential.
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.
Tierra Wilson MS in Psychology Graduate and PhD in Psychology With a Specialization in Clinical Psychology Student
Tierra Wilson
Linford Pierson PhD in Psychology Graduate
Linford Pierson
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.

1Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Human Service Assistants. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.

2Source:; % calculated on total number of respondents to our 2015 survey.

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