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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Understand Diverse Human Behaviors

The NCU Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BAPSY) degree program is designed to help go-getters like you develop a basic understanding of human behavior and emotions while applying psychological principles to a diverse, global society.

Throughout this 100% online psychology BA program, you will grow both as an individual and a scholar through NCU’s unique one-to-one learning model.You will be encouraged to self-reflect on the application of psychological principles while earning a bachelor’s in psychology that meets the undergraduate educational requirements of the American Psychological Association.

Career Potential*

  • Behavior Analyst
  • Family / School / General Social Worker
  • Probation Officer / Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Residential Assistant / Advisor
  • Social / Human Services Assistant
  • Social Science Researcher
  • Youth Conselor / Worker
  • And many more, in public and private facilities of all different sizes!

*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

General Psychology Specialization

The General Psychology specialization helps you develop a broad base of knowledge, strong research, and critical-thinking skills, as well as an appreciation for diversity. In this specialization, you will gain expertise in the biological and social bases for behavior, the fascinating process of human development, and the amazing history of psychology. You’ll learn the impact of psychology on today’s culture, as well as the role of ethics in the field.Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

BA IN PSYCHOLOGY: PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Total Credit Hours: 60 Credit Hours*
Courses: 20 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 22 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

*Bachelors programs are completion only and require 120 total credits. View the course catalog to determine the exact number required based on previous education.

Note on Licensure: NCU’s psychology programs are not licensure programs and do not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

“If you are curious about human behavior and want to understand why people act the way they do, Northcentral University’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree is one that has been designed to be engaged primarily online and, once earned, can open doors to positions in many industries. Many employers recognize the usefulness of those who’ve earned a degree in psychology because they gain a broad knowledge of human behavior, as well as the higher level thinking abilities it provides.” - James Billings, Dean of NCU's School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

NCU FastForward: Start Completing Your Bachelor's, Graduate With Your Master's

The NCU FastForward Track allows you to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in one accelerated program — saving both time and tuition! As you near completion of your bachelor’s, you will enroll in master’s-level courses and concurrently work toward either a Master of Arts in Psychology (MAPSY) or Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT).

There are nine different options students can choose from, each with their own FastForward track:

  1. BAPSY to Psychology, MA (FastForward Tracks: General Psychology, Gender Diversity)
  2. BAPSY to Marriage and Family Therapy, MA FastForward Track
  3. BAPSY to Child and Adolescent Development Psychology, MS FastForward Track
  4. BAPSY to Forensic Psychology, MS FastForward Track
  5. BAPSY to Health Psychology, MS FastForward Track
  6. BAPSY to Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MS FastForward Track
  7. BAPSY to Educational Psychology, MS FastForward Track
  8. BAPSY to Sport Psychology, MA FastForward Track
  9. BAPSY to Applied Behavior Analysis, MA FastForward Track

*Positions may require additional experience, training, and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

Available Specializations