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Bachelor of Science
Psychology

Psychology
Bachelor of Science
AT A GLANCE
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $250 per credit hour
    (Europe & Downrange)

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Prepare for a career in human services or graduate study with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll acquire a valuable knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in the psychological sciences. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, gives you the opportunity to analyze human behavior and hone your quantitative skills, communication proficiencies, and analytical and scientific reasoning expertise. Coursework in this program can help you gain skills and knowledge that can serve you well in business, healthcare, and education settings as well as advanced studies in social sciences.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

  • Required Major Courses: 33
  • Minor and Elective Courses: 46
  • General Education Courses: 41

Required Major Courses

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 300)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 301)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 310) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 341) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 436)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 495)

Related Required Courses

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements.

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

A degree with a major in psychology requires the successful completion of 120 credits of coursework, including 33 credits for the major; 41 credits in general education requirements; and 46 credits in the minor, electives, and other degree requirements. You must also complete all related required coursework, which may be applied to general education or elective requirements, as part of the 120 credits required for the degree. You must also complete all related required coursework, which may be applied to general education or elective requirements, as part of the 120 credits required for the degree. At least 17 credits in the major must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). See overall degree requirements.

Research and Computer Literacy Courses


  • (3 Credits, PACE 111M)
    or 
    (3 Credits, PACE 111C)
    or other PACE 111 course (to be taken in first 6 credits)

  • (1 Credit, LIBS 150)
    or
    (1 Credit, CAPL 398A)
    or other general education elective

  • (3 Credits, IFSM 201)
    or 
    (3 Credits, CMST 301)
    or another computing course appropriate to the academic major

Communications Courses


  • (3 Credits, WRTG 111)
    or 
    (3 Credits, WRTG 291) or other writing course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 112)

  • (3 Credits, SPCH 100)
    or other communication, writing, or speech course

  • (3 Credits, WRTG 391)
    or other advanced upper-level writing course

Math Course


  • (3 Credits, MATH 105)
    or other approved math or statistics course

Arts and Humanities Courses


  • (3 Credits, HIST 157)
    or other arts and humanities course

  • (3 Credits, ENGL 240)
    or foreign language course or other arts and humanities course

Behavioral and Social Science Courses


  • (3 Credits, ECON 201)
    or 
    (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
    or other behavioral and social science course

  • (3 Credits, GVPT 170)
    or other behavioral and social science course

Biological and Physical Sciences Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOL 101)
    and 
    (1 Credit, BIOL 102)
    or other paired science lecture and laboratory courses

  • (3 Credits, NUTR 100)
    or 
    (3 Credits, BIOL 160)
    or other science lecture course

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

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