Here are just some of the career paths to explore with our online BS in Psychology.

Related job titles to explore1
  • Case manager
  • Mental health technician
  • Human resources generalist
  • Residential counselor
  • Recruiter
  • Research assistant
  • Training manager
  • Academic advisor
  • Psychiatric technician
  • Mental health specialist
Related 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

1These 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.

Discover Degree Outcomes

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.

PSYC2300: 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.

PSYC3130: 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.

PSYC2210: 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.

PSYC2800: 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.

PSYC3540: 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.

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of employers surveyed rated the work performance of Capella graduates as proficient or exceptional.2

2Capella Employers Survey, 2016-2018

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  • Take unlimited courses (up to two at a time) per 12-week billing session
  • 2 Capella quarter credits = 1 program point
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  • Pay a flat tuition fee per session3

$10,000–$22,5003

ACCELERATED PACE–TYPICAL PACE

$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 68 max transfer points

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3This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.

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  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term

$18,495–$37,1764

MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS

$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

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4This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

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“FlexPath’s self-paced format allowed me to set my own deadlines. As a result, I was able to complete work sooner if needed, or take my time with content that was a bit more difficult.”

Shayla Proctor5 – BS in Psychology

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GUIDEDPATH

Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.

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  • Based on the quarter system; 1-3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term

$37,800–$45,675*

MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS

$525 per credit, 88 total quarter credits, 16 max transfer credits

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*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.

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job right away. For example, my
residency really helped me hone my skills in open-ended questions,
reflective listening, and understanding body language. I’m
now able to reply to my client’s
questions with more sensitivity.”

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Transfer up to 135 credits into your program. We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.

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Prior learning assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment process.

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Capella's Unique Support

Diving into Psychology Research as an Undergraduate

BS in psychology students have a unique opportunity to develop creative and analytical skills through research.

What Can You do with a Bachelor's in Psychology?

A BS in psychology can prepare graduates for jobs in business, nonprofits, government, and more.

Exploring 3 Growing Fields in Psychology

Here are three psychology fields to consider.

Download Bachelor's Psychology guide

Interested in understanding human behavior? 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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