BS in Psychology BS in Psychology

Online BS in Psychology


You’re driven to understand how humans think, feel, learn and behave, and you’re ready to make a difference with your career. Take the next step toward your professional goals with our flexible online BS in Psychology degree program.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with a BS in Psychology

From scientific research to helping others understand themselves, psychology is applicable to a wide variety of professional pursuits. In our BS in Psychology program, you can focus in on what matters most to your career by choosing one of two specializations.

BS in Psychology program overview

Our BS in Psychology program builds a foundation for understanding the complexities of human behavior and thought. Courses integrate knowledge, skills and values designed around the American Psychological Association's guidelines for undergraduate psychology.

Choosing a BS in Psychology specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for a psychology career.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Which is better for a BS in Psychology, FlexPath or GuidedPath?

The FlexPath learning format is available for the General Psychology specialization only. Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a path for your bachelor’s degree in psychology. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.


  • Complete your assessments at your own pace
  • Engage one-on-one with faculty to receive feedback
  • Get support from coaches when you need it
  • Pay one tuition fee per 12-week billing session; books, supplies and other fees apply

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  • Complete weekly assignments with preset deadlines
  • Participate in weekly discussion posts with your classmates and faculty
  • Connect with academic coaches to keep you on track
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or quarter

Learn more about GuidedPath

Why choose the BS in Psychology at Capella University?

Professionally aligned curriculum

Our curriculum is aligned with professional standards for undergraduate psychology set by the American Psychological Association. Your studies will help you build the right skills for success in the field.

Relevant education

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

Gen ed courses included

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

Ways to help save time & money

Manage costs with transfer credits, credits through Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), tuition discounts, and scholarships.*

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

“With my BS in Psychology, I want to create positive organizational changes where employees can grow to love their job and contribute to their organization’s success. My BS in Psychology is only a stepping-stone, as I have a long way to go to acquire my PhD. Obtaining my bachelor’s with Capella provided me with the first steps in reaching my career goals.” 

David Lin BS in Psychology, FlexPath graduate
Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials