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Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills that are valued in a wide range of professions. At Capella, we understand the importance of a strong foundation in psychology to set you on the right track toward success. Capella University's online Bachelor's degree in Psychology is designed around American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines and helps you develop an understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors.

FlexPath: New Self-Paced Learning Option

Earn your Bachelor's in General Psychology with Capella's FlexPath, a new way to complete your degree on your own schedule. With FlexPath, you'll take advantage of the knowledge you already have to move quickly through more familiar subjects, while moving more slowly as needed to gain new knowledge and skills. You will develop the same skills as Capella's traditional online programs–and earn the same degree–only in a more efficient, personalized way.

Specialize at the Undergraduate Level

You can add a concentration to your degree and hone in on your specific area of interest. Personalize your learning toward your career goals—whether that’s a new job, or further study in a graduate program. Your concentration can be included on your transcript to potentially enhance career options.

Concentrations available for this program include:

Addictions
Apply knowledge of theories, treatments, and current research needed to respond to the psychological and behavioral aspects of a variety of addictions. Prepare for careers such as psychiatric technician or intake worker.

Behavioral Health
Gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need for service in the Behavioral Health field. Pursue graduate level programs upon completion of your degree, or seek a variety of careers, such as case manager, crisis worker, or victim advocate.

Forensic Psychology
Focus your study on criminal behavior and the roles forensic psychology professionals play in legal proceedings and treatment. Recognize the role, rights, and needs of victims in the criminal justice process, and prepare for careers such as victim advocate or child protective worker.

Save Thousands on Your Master's with a Combined Degree Option

Capella's combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degree options allow you to save significant time and money. It also allows you to start building for your future by earning Master's-level credit while you complete your Bachelor's.

Learn more about combined Bachelor's-to-Master's degrees.

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor's in General Psychology from Capella, you'll learn skills in research, writing, problem solving, and synthesizing and evaluating information, which are valued in a wide range of professions beyond psychology. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in general psychology include social services worker, intake counselor, case manager or referral specialist. Potential workplaces include government, nonprofit organization, residential care facility or social service agency.

In the Addictions concentration, you’ll apply knowledge of theories, treatments, and current research needed to respond to the psychological and behavioral aspects of a variety of addictions. Prepare for careers such as psychiatric technician or intake worker.

The Behavioral Health concentration can help you gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need for service in the Behavioral Health field. Pursue graduate level programs upon completion of your degree, or seek a variety of careers, such as case manager, crisis worker, or victim advocate.

The Forensic Psychology concentration focuses on criminal behavior and the roles forensic psychology professionals play in legal proceedings and treatment. Recognize the role, rights, and needs of victims in the criminal justice process, and prepare for careers such as victim advocate or child protective worker.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.

To learn more, call 866.360.7494, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.