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BS in Psychology

Turn your passion for helping people into a meaningful career.

Transform lives with a BS in Psychology from Walden University.

Our online program allows you to:

  • Explore a wide range of theories, approaches, and perspectives within the field.
  • Gain insight into issues affecting diverse individuals and social groups.
  • Define specific professional goals and craft an educational path to help you meet them.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: May 30, 2017
Duration: 48 months
Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits
Limited-Time Offer: $3,000 grant for eligible students

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Uncover internal and external causes for addictions and associated disorders, as well as study prevention and treatment methods.
Study common psychological disorders and effective diagnoses while improving your research and analysis skills.
Explore the cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional development of adolescents, and learn to work with this age group in a variety of settings.
Learn how to work with crime victims, and study the psychological theories of criminal behavior.
Gain a thorough foundation of psychological principles and practices that can be applied to a wide variety of fields and settings.
Discover how you can create meaningful and positive change in your community, and develop skills in areas such as crisis intervention and conflict management.
Prepare to address common challenges and apply psychological practices in the workplace.
Expand your knowledge across all major areas in psychology as you prepare for an advanced degree.

Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

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Walden's unique curriculum for the BS in Psychology program allows you to choose from a wide variety of concentrations to fit your interests, as well as participate in the Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) degree option.

Transition from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree in less time with Walden’s Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) degree option.

AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework. Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master’s degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master’s degree in as little as one year, depending on your individual progress and degree program.

More about our BS in Psychology program

The principles of psychology apply to a broad range of dynamic, fast-paced fields, from criminal justice to psychiatry and legal counseling. Walden's BS in Psychology can prepare you for careers that include:*

  • Affirmative action officer
  • Case manager
  • Community relations officer
  • Correctional officer
  • Court liaison
  • Customs inspector
  • Forensic treatment specialist
  • Health educator
  • Jury consultant
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Law enforcement advocate
  • Probation and parole officer
  • Psychiatric assistant
  • Researcher
  • Victims’ advocate

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

Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are 21 years of age or older.
  • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
  • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 8552035779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education.

Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your BS in Psychology at Walden?

Ginger Jenkins

“I had to make sure the college I chose was accredited and user-friendly with a challenging curriculum."

Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student

*Walden University has been recognized as an NAADAC (Association for Addiction Professionals) Approved Academic Education Provider. NAADAC is a national organization offering education, clinical training, and certification to qualified professionals in the social service industry. Walden’s recognition as an NAADAC-approved education provider means that the Addictions concentration in Walden’s BS in Psychology program meets the educational standards recognized by NAADAC to prepare students to qualify for a national addictions certificate. Additional requirements must be met to complete the NAADAC exam and certifications. Students who plan to pursue an NAADAC certificate and/or a state substance abuse certification should refer to the NAADAC website for specific information and eligibility requirements.