BS in Psychology

Turn your passion for helping people into a meaningful and rewarding career.

Explore the mysteries of the human mind—and use those insights to help others—with a BS in Psychology. Our online program allows you to:

  • Reach your goals sooner—earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 2.8 years.* *This amount is based on students who graduated from Walden between 2009–2022. This time only includes terms the student was enrolled and taking courses.
  • Learn on your schedule, with classes accessible 100% online and eight available start dates throughout the year.
  • Get one-on-one guidance from an Enrollment Specialist, a faculty coach, and tech support to help you develop success strategies and build your confidence.
  • Potentially save time and money by transferring up to 135 of your previously earned credits.†
  • Prepare for your next move through personalized career coaching and access to career development resources.
  • Benefit from curriculum aligned with American Psychological Association (APA) Undergraduate Psychology 2.0 standards.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: January 8, 2024

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits

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Learn to help organizations respond innovatively to challenges in the 21st century, global world of work.


Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

Through our BS in Psychology Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) concentration option, you can get a head start on your master’s degree by completing up to five graduate-level courses at the undergraduate tuition rate. AIM-eligible master's programs at Walden include:

  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MS in Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • MS in Developmental Psychology
  • MS in Human Services
  • MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • MS in Health Education and Promotion

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 and have 12 quarter credit hours.
  • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.

Your Enrollment Specialist will help you gather all of the required materials, starting with your application, and support you through your first day of classes.

Walden’s Enrollment Specialists are committed to helping you identify and leverage opportunities to save money on your education. Get in touch with an Enrollment Specialist today at 888-968-5331 to learn more.
Our Enrollment Specialists 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?

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

Ginger Jenkins '19, '13, '11 | PhD in Psychology, MS in Forensic Psychology, BS in Psychology

**Walden's Believe & Achieve Scholarship™ is available for new students starting on February 6, 2023, and later. For a full list of eligible programs and details on award amounts and eligibility visit Tuition-free coursework must be applied to the final courses in the program of enrollment prior to graduation.

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.

†Please note: Students that reside in Virginia may be eligible to transfer up to 125 credits. At least 55 credits must be completed at Walden.

Enrollment Restrictions by State

Walden currently cannot enroll residents of the following states/districts into the BS in Psychology program: Wisconsin.


A 15% tuition reduction for servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and their spouses.*

*A 15% tuition reduction is available to new students who are servicemembers, veterans of the U.S. armed forces, or employees of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This tuition reduction is also available if you are a spouse of a servicemember, veteran, or employee of the VA. This tuition reduction cannot be retroactively applied. Tuition reductions are applicable to tuition only and do not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees needed for a course.

Walden may change the tuition reduction offered hereunder at any time, but such change will not affect the tuition reduction for students who are currently enrolled at Walden and using the existing tuition reduction. All tuition reductions, grants, or scholarships are subject to specific eligibility requirements. Contact a Walden University Enrollment Specialist for details.

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