Bachelor - Psychology

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The Bachelor of Arts, Psychology program at Ashford University explores human behavior and how it impacts a business or organization. Discover more about the Bachelor of Arts, Psychology program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts, Psychology online program, you have the opportunity to study human growth and development theories, including motor, cognitive, language, and socio-emotional development. The program explores major theories of personality, social psychology, physiological psychology, learning psychology, and psychological disorders. Coursework also examines topics in organizational and industrial psychology, such as personnel selection, group problem solving, and conflict resolution. You can develop skills in psychometric assessment, psychology research methods, and statistical analysis.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must be at least 22 years old. All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements. Additional computer hardware and software requirements apply to online students

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Arts, Psychology program consists of 120 credits. The program includes 52 that are general education credits, 35 that are elective credits, and 36 that are major credits; three of the major credits may be applied to general education requirements. Requirements may vary if you are a transfer student.

Psychology Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Courses
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
PSY 202 Adult Development & Life Assessment
Major Course Requirements
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 104 Child & Adolescent Development
PSY 301 Social Psychology
PSY 304 Lifespan Development
PSY 330 Theories of Personality
PSY 350 Physiological Psychology
PSY 331 Psychology of Learning
PSY 302 Industrial/Organizational Psychology
PSY 325 Statistics for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
PSY 326 Research Methods
PSY 303 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 496 Applied Project

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts, Psychology program at Ashford University, you could apply your understanding of human behavior and motivation in a number of fields, such as research, education, healthcare, social services, business, and the non-profit sector. You could have the training and skills to seek positions in industries such as:

  • Consumer behavior analysis
  • Public administration
  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Social services

Advanced Degrees

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program can also help you prepare for graduate studies in psychology. There are many areas of specialization within the field of psychology; earning a master's degree can help you prepare for advanced roles, some of which may require licensure, in your chosen area.

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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