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General Psychology
Bachelor of Science in Psychology

You’re passionate about helping others and finding ways to understand 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 and how the mind works. You’ll build relevant skills to support the knowledge that will help 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 Credit for Prior Learning.

Get a head start on your master’s degree

When you enroll in the Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) option, you can use your bachelor’s program to prepare for an advanced degree.

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 8–13 General education courses
  • 9 Core courses
  • 5–10 Specialization courses
  • 9–19 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone course
  • 180 Total quarter credits (135 max transfer)

FlexPath lets you finish the degree you started, with a bachelor’s in psychology in 15 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.

Psychology Career Skills

What can you do with a BS in Psychology degree?

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

  • Academic advisor
  • Assessment specialist
  • Case manager
  • Caseworker
  • Career coach
  • Employment specialist
  • Family advocate

Employment settings to explore

  • Child and youth services
  • Civic and social organizations
  • Colleges, universities and professional schools
  • Correctional institutions
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Executive offices
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Other general government support
  • Other individual and family services
  • Other social advocacy organizations
  • Outpatient mental health and substance abuse centers

*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.

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