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Professionally aligned curriculum that is designed around APA guidelines to ensure you’re learning the latest theories and practices.
Take on master’s-level courses and have the credits applied to both your bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements.
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A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
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The Capella online bachelor’s in psychology program integrates knowledge with associated skills by engaging in a curriculum that’s focused on psychological concepts, theories, empirical findings, and current trends.
Introduction to Addiction Theories
Learners in this course examine biological, psychological, and social aspects of addictive behavior and explore causes, prevention, and treatment of addiction. Topics include disease models, relapse prevention, family systems, behavioral addictions, harm reduction, and how to promote motivation for change. Learners also describe how social attitudes and personal perspectives influence their professional development.
|3 quarter credits|
Criminal Psychology and Behavior
In this course, learners gain a basic understanding of the impact criminal psychology and criminal behaviors have on the law, police, and communities. Learners also examine the uses of criminal psychology relative to criminal behaviors, and theories surrounding these behaviors. In addition, learners analyze popular criminal defenses relative to criminal psychology and behaviors, and explore examples in well-known criminal cases.
|6 quarter credits|
Introduction to Psychology of Social Media
In this introductory course, learners apply psychological principles and concepts to the personal and business use of social media. Learners examine trends, motivations, and challenges in the use and abuse of social media and evaluate the psychological rewards and risks of connecting with others, gaining attention, and engagement. Learners also analyze prosocial and antisocial social media uses and the basics of social media marketing.
|3 quarter credits|
Introduction to Human Sexuality
In this course, learners examine the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional aspects of human sexuality as they relate to current and historical perspectives. Learners analyze social and biological foundations of human sexuality and develop their understanding of sexuality in individuals and their relationships. Learners also apply theory and historical perspectives to their study of human reproduction, contraception and abortion, sexuality and social policy, and sexual behavior and contemporary society. In addition, learners demonstrate their knowledge of ethical practices that guide professional behavior in the field of human sexuality.
|3 quarter credits|
Culture, Ethnicity, and Diversity
In this course, learners integrate their knowledge of theories and research of culture, ethnicity, diversity, and social interaction with current trends and challenges associated with cultural diversity. Learners analyze social issues related to gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and mental and physical disability and assess the effects of prejudice, discrimination, and institutional racism. Prerequisite(s): PSYC1000.
|6 quarter credits|
Focus your studies on a specific area of interest.
Learn and apply theories, treatments, and current research techniques needed for psychological and behavioral aspects of addictions.
Learn to serve in the behavioral health field; prepare to pursue graduate programs or careers as a case manager, victims’ advocate, and more.
Focus your study on criminal behavior and the roles forensic psychology professionals play in legal proceedings and treatment.
Whatever your professional or academic goals, our online BS in Psychology can help you build the skills to get there. Learn to:
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For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
BS in psychology students have a unique opportunity to develop creative and analytical skills through research.
A BS in psychology can prepare graduates for jobs in business, nonprofits, government, and more.
Here are three psychology fields to consider.
Here are just some of the career paths to explore with our online BS in Psychology.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
While the psychology field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, here are some of the more common paths:
Use critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem-solving to position yourself as a market research analyst, which involves collecting and analyzing data related to consumer behavior.
Prepare for roles in marketing firms and advertising agencies that research and analyze various demographics or other data as directed to meet a marketing or business objective.
Focus on theories, training, and current research techniques for the psychological and behavioral aspects of addictions.
Prepare for roles in treatment centers that work with addicted populations, or in social services positions that focus on addiction identification and treatment.
Focus on criminal behavior and the role forensic psychology plays in legal proceedings and treatment.
Prepare for roles in victim advocacy or move into case management where various aspects of a person’s life are managed through a central resource.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.
A bachelor’s degree in psychology can provide you with the background that can set you up to succeed in numerous career paths. The Undergraduate Psychology Guide can help you find your niche.
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