Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Why choose Capella?

Mold your interests into a career that feeds your soul. Your passion can spill over into your work when you choose to pursue one of our two bachelor’s in psychology specializations.

Professionally aligned curriculum

Our curriculum is aligned with professional standards to help you build the right skills for success in the field.

Relevant education

Our competency-based approach is designed to deliver marketable skills that you can apply immediately in your work.

Gen ed courses included

Capella students receive access to ACE-recommended courses for college credit from our affiliate, Sophia Learning.*

Ways to help save time & money

Keep costs down with transfer credits, credits through Prior Learning Assessment, tuition discounts, and scholarships.

Online education. Two ways.

To meet the needs of busy professionals, we offer two competency-based online learning formats—GuidedPath  and FlexPath.

Specialize to meet your goals

Choose a specialization to help prepare for a variety of careers— in P-12, research, organizational leadership, and more.

*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.

BS Psychology program specializations

Discover the BS in Psychology that’s right for you, and explore admissions requirements, costs, and courses.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree. Eligibility rules apply. Connect with us for details.

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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 your degree program, transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.

Psychology career insights

Narrow your degree options, find your path, evaluate your goals

Find your helping professions path by answering five quick goal-related questions.

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