Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online

Transform your desire to help others into a rewarding career by expanding your knowledge of major psychology concepts. Delve into the aspects of human behavior that align with your career goals in this customizable program.

Apply By: 1/16/23
Start Class: 1/30/23 Apply Now
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Program Overview

Discover how the online Bachelor in Psychology boosts your career

Explore relevant concepts such as group dynamics and social psychology while priming yourself for professional success with the online Bachelor in Psychology at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. This tailor-made online program develops your critical thinking, advanced research, and scientific inquiry expertise, while its capstone course provides valuable real-world experience.

Customize your degree by choosing electives based on your unique career aspirations and reach your academic goals faster by transferring up to 90 credit hours. The 100% online coursework for this innovative program focuses on psychological statistics and multicultural psychology, as well as professional and interpersonal communication, so you can immediately add value to any organization.

As a graduate of this online bachelor’s, you will be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends related to the primary content and applied areas in psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical)
  • Apply scientific and statistical reasoning and information literacy skills, including designing and conducting research studies to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors appropriate for professional and personal settings in a diverse world
  • Demonstrate effective professional and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historical trends related to the primary content and applied areas in psychology (biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and clinical)
  • Apply scientific and statistical reasoning and information literacy skills, including designing and conducting research studies to draw conclusions about psychological phenomena
  • Demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors appropriate for professional and personal settings in a diverse world
  • Demonstrate effective professional and interpersonal communication skills

Career opportunities:

  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Career Counselor
  • Market Researcher
  • Childcare Worker
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Career Counselor
  • Market Researcher
  • Childcare Worker

Also available:

The Mount has multiple undergraduate degree programs online. Explore all of our online bachelor’s degrees.

Per Credit Hour: $321
Transfer Credits: Up to 90
Credit Hours: 120
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Tuition

Pay your affordable tuition one course at a time

At the College of Mount Saint Vincent, we are committed to providing a high-quality education for less than you would expect. Tuition for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is affordable and can easily fit into your budget.

Tuition Breakdown:

Per Credit Hour $321

Calendar

Check the Mount’s academic schedule

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed with working adults in mind. We offer multiple start dates and faster course completion time to help you earn your degree when it’s convenient for you.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 11/30/231/16/231/20/231/25/231/27/233/17/237 weeks
Spring 23/27/233/13/233/20/233/22/233/24/235/12/237 weeks
Summer 15/22/235/8/235/12/235/17/235/19/237/7/237 weeks
Summer 27/10/236/26/236/30/237/5/237/7/238/25/237 weeks
Fall 19/4/238/21/238/25/238/30/239/1/2310/20/237 weeks
Fall 210/30/2310/16/2310/20/2310/25/2310/27/2312/15/237 weeks

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Next Apply Date 1/16/23
Start Class 1/30/23

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Admissions

Preview the admission checklist for the Bachelor in Psychology online

The streamlined admission process at the College of Mount Saint Vincent makes it easier to apply and helps you start your academic journey faster. Please read the full admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

  • No ACT/SAT scores required
  • Transfer up to 90 credit hours
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher

You must meet the following requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online program:

  • Submit online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • First time freshman must be out of high school for 2 years

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Office of Admissions:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:
Office of Admission
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, NY 10471

Courses

Read about the coursework for the Bachelor in Psychology online

For the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online, the curriculum comprises 40 courses for a total of 120 credit hours, including 10 Psychology foundational courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a fundamental grasp of the research, principles, and theories of psychology. Students will acquire a better understanding of their behavior through such topics as development, learning, memory, personality, social behavior, abnormal behavior and therapy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a fundamental grasp of the application of the scientific method to the study of psychology. Topics include: research methodology, biological bases of animal and human behavior, sensation and perception, motivation, intelligence, and problem-solving. Open to Psychology majors only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, students will apply descriptive and inferential statistics to Psychological research. Topics include: measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and regression, students t-test, and analysis of variance. Statistical computer packages will be used for data analysis. Open to Psychology majors only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the application of the scientific method to psychology, focusing on such methods as surveys, simple experiments and complex experiments. Laboratory work, library research, and writing of research reports are required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course studies the processes by which the behaviors, thoughts, and feelings of the individual are influenced by his/her social environment. Topics include: social perception and attribution, attitude development and change, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relations, such as friendship, aggression, and prosocial behavior.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child from conception to adolescence. Topics include the prenatal period, physical, cognitive, personality, and social/emotional development during infancy, early childhood and middle childhood.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys a variety of psychological disorders ranging from anxiety to depression and schizophrenia. Current theories regarding their causes are discussed and compared. Approaches to treating the disorders are also covered with particular emphasis on the psychotherapies and associated behavioral techniques.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce students to the current theories and research methods that drive the field of multicultural psychology. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications of multicultural psychology as it pertains to diverse groups living in the United States. The course will explore the meaning of multicultural psychology, critique mainstream American psychology’s methods and theoretical base in the context of alternative frameworks, and review current research and practice related to diverse human experiences.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys operations of the mind as viewed from the information processing perspective. The focus is on experimental cognitive psychology with additional attention given to research in neuropsychology that connects cognitive theories to brain processes. Attention, perception, the representation of knowledge, problem solving, reasoning, and language are studied.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this capstone experience, students will integrate and apply skills and knowledge acquired as a Psychology major. Students will explore their own interests in psychology using self-directed learning. This will include reading and discussing journal articles, and completing an independent project in which they apply their knowledge to an existing controversy, social problem or research question.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual alterations occurring in adulthood and old age. The fundamental research and theories explaining the stages and developmental tasks of adulthood will be described and evaluated.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The first part of this course covers essential theories of learning, focusing on the principles of classical conditioning, operant conditioning and cognitive theories of learning. Memory processes of encoding, storage, and retrieval and memory distortions and failures are covered in the second half of the course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the underlying neural mechanisms of thoughts, feelings, and behavior as well as the reciprocal relationship between behavior and the brain. Topics will range from the basic cellular structure of the nervous system to the biological basis of complex behaviors such as memory, emotion, states of consciousness, and psychopathology.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the study of the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of the adolescent. Students who have taken PSYC 319 may not take PSYC 346.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an examination of the research and theories explaining the development of personality and its functioning.
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