Bachelor - Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to provide a foundation in mental health theories and practices. If you're interested in learning more about psychology and do not desire to earn professional licensure in the field, then consider this University of Phoenix undergraduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed to examine how different emotional, social, cultural and physical factors can affect a person's behavior and development. Students will have the chance to delve into psychological terms, concepts, and evaluative methods and examine common mental health ailments and their treatments. They also have the opportunity to study ethics and regulations relevant to the field. The program is designed to familiarize participants with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. This University of Phoenix program is available on campus and online.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You may want to study psychology in order to function more effectively in a current management position. You may also desire this degree as a launching point for future graduate or professional school training. Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have a high school diploma or GED.

What Are the Course Requirements?

If you enroll in this bachelor's degree program, you will be required to complete a combination of general education and psychology classes totaling 120 credit hours (124 for Kansas students). The course of study for the psychology major requires the completion of 51 credits.

  • GEN 300: Skills for Professional Development
  • PSY 300: General Psychology
  • PSY 310: History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY 355: Motivational Processes in Human Psychology
  • PSY 315: Statistical Reasoning in Psychology
  • PSY 340: Biological Foundations of Psychology
  • PSY 360: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 375: Life Span Human Development
  • PSY 390: Learning and Cognition
  • PSY 400: Social Psychology
  • PSY 405: Theories of Personality
  • PSY 410: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 435: Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • PSY 450: Diversity and Cultural Factors in Psychology
  • PSY 460: Environmental Psychology
  • PSY 475: Psychological Tests and Measurements
  • PSY 480: Elements of Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 490: Capstone Course in Psychology

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Advanced Degrees

Often, individuals who earn a non-clinical Bachelor of Science in Psychology do so because they want to enhance their people skills for general administration or personnel management positions. After earning an undergraduate degree, graduates of such a program may decide to continue their training in the field or specialize in a particular subject.

Relevant graduate degrees that could be sought include:

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (