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General Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

You’re passionate about helping others and understanding how humans think, feel, learn and behave. You’re ready to make a difference with your career. Use that drive and take the next step with a degree in psychology. At Capella University, you can earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology that’s online, from an accredited university and on your schedule. Explore an affordable, flexible degree that can help you build a solid foundation to expand your understanding of human behavior, helping to prepare you to pursue a variety of academic or professional options.

Two flexible online learning formats

To meet the needs of your busy life, we offer two 100% competency-based online learning formats – GuidedPath and FlexPath. Is FlexPath right for you?

Credit for prior learning

Earn credit for knowledge you’ve gained through professional experiences, training and industry certifications with our Prior Learning Assessment.

Get a head start on your master’s

Incorporate master's courses into your bachelor's program, potentially saving you time and money on a future master's degree from Capella.

Classes start December 6

At a Glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 10–13 General education courses
  • 9 Core courses
  • 2 Specialization courses
  • 11–21 Elective courses
  • 135 Max transfer credits

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in psychology in 16 months for $15,000.*

*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, General Psychology.

Job titles to explore

  • Case manager
  • Mental health technician
  • Human resources generalist
  • Residential counselor
  • Recruiter
  • Research assistant
  • Training manager
  • Academic advisor
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Mental health specialist

Employment settings to explore

  • Hospital
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Community college
  • Individual and family services
  • Health practitioner’s office
  • Government support
  • Insurance carrier
  • Consulting service
  • Community or technical college
  • Outpatient care center
  • Skilled nursing facility

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