Bachelor of Science Psychology

Study human thought processes and behaviors as you acquire a foundation of knowledge that can be applied to a variety of careers.

Next Start Date
May 15th
Est. Program Length
2-4 years*
Credit Hours
Course Length
7 weeks
Credits Accepted
Cost per Credit

* Depending on transfer credits.

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Alvernia University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Program Overview

With Alvernia University’s psychology degree online program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in the field, with skills that you can apply to virtually any career. As you discover human thought processes and behaviors, you will also gain important skills such as communication and critical thinking. Through the program’s flexible online format, you will be able to study at your own pace when it’s convenient for you.

You’ll also learn from faculty who incorporate their experiences in psychology into their teachings. Our psychology faculty members have completed research in a variety of topics, including substance abuse, moral development, social-emotional development and early childhood learning.

Topics of Study

As you complete your psychology degree online, you’ll be exposed to a variety of topics, including:

  • Basic processes underlying human behavior, as well as basic skills and concepts for interpreting behavior, such as descriptive and correlational research design principles
  • Physical, cognitive, social, personality and moral development through one’s lifespan
  • How to conduct scientific research in psychology and evaluate the research of others
  • Mental illnesses and maladaptive behavior and their respective treatments
  • How to develop techniques necessary to be effective in professional settings and the formal regulations that govern professional ethics in the field
  • Ethical, clinical and professional concerns in psychology

Our Psychology Degree Online Program Is For Those:

  • Wishing to start an entry-level career in social work, psychology or counseling
  • Wanting a solid foundation for a career that involves critical thinking and strong communication skills
  • Seeking to later enter a professional training program or pursue an advanced degree in psychology, clinical counseling or social work

For those interested in Alvernia’s on-campus program, click here to learn more.


The online psychology degree includes 31-55 credits of Liberal Arts Core courses, 29 credits of major requirements, and 15 credits of required psychology electives. To fulfill the remaining credits necessary for program’s 123 total credits, you must choose general elective courses.

Admission Requirements

For admission into Alvernia Online’s online psychology degree, you must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher. To apply:

  • Speak to an enrollment counselor
  • Complete an application
  • Provide evidence of High School completion/graduation. Documentation may include high school transcript, diploma, GED scores, or equivalent.*
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous college work (if applicable)
  • Submit a copy of DD214 from military (if applicable)

*This requirement may be waived if an official college transcript is provided to validate completion of 15 credits or more from an accredited school.

Tuition & Fees

Full Program Tuition$535 per credit hour$65,805
Full Program Student Fees$50 per credit hour$6,150
Tuition with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 75)$535 per credit hour$25,680
Fees with Maximum Transfer Credits (Up to 75)$50 per credit hour$2,400
Total with Transfer Credits$28,080

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes four years to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of time to completion, call an enrollment counselor at (888) 536-1251 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Financial Aid

Alvernia offers loans, grants, scholarships, payment plans and GI Bill benefits to help make your education more affordable. Our enrollment counselors can help you determine your financial aid eligibility. For more information, visit our Financial Aid page.

Yellow Ribbon

Alvernia University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the GI Bill, provides those who served the U.S. military on active duty with free tuition and fees, as well as a book allowance. For more information, visit our Veterans page.

Career Outcomes

After earning your Bachelor of Science in Psychology online, you can pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Marketing/Advertising manager
  • Case manager
  • Social and community service manager
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