The online Bachelor of Science (BS) completion program in Psychology is designed for students who desire a more science-oriented curriculum to prepare for further study in science-oriented psychology graduate programs (e.g., neuroscience, quantitative psychology), or medical school (e.g., Doctor of Medicine/MD, psychiatry), or other health-related graduate programs (e.g., pharmacy, physical therapy).
Program Learning Outcomes
In completing the BS in Psychology, students will be able to demonstrate learnings in the following five areas.
- Knowledge Base of Psychology – Students will be able to identify, describe, and communicate the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in psychology.
- Research Methods in Psychology – Students will be able to design, implement, and communicate advanced research methods in two or more focused domains within psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretations within each domain.
- Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology – Students will be able to use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and a scientific approach to address issues related to behavior and mental processes.
- Application of Psychology – Students will be able to apply psychological principles to individual, interpersonal, group, and societal issues.
- Values in Psychology – Students will use empirical evidence, tolerate ambiguity, act ethically, and recognize their role and responsibility as a member of society.
There are two tracks available in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program: the general track and the pre-med track. Please see "Related Downloads" for the degree requirements for the two tracks.