Psychology BA | SUNY Online

Psychology BA

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Credits: 56-124

Cost per credit: $295

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Psychology BA

The employment of psychologists is projected to grow 3% by 2029, but the online psychology degree at Empire State College challenges students to look beyond the therapy chair at other occupations.

Students who complete psychology degrees online are positioned to enter not-for-profits, education, corporate partnerships, and social service careers. A deep understanding of people and their behaviors gives psychology students a unique position of insight into people, clients, and employees in any industry. A background in psychology combined with core classes in sociology, communications, writing, and research methods prepare graduates for success in most fields and graduate studies.

The online B.A. in Psychology at Empire State will give you methodologies for understanding humans, from simple observation to rigorous experimentation.

Online psychology students learn how people develop and learn; how behaviors, relationships, and beliefs are motivated; how people develop cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems; how people interact with the world around them; and how all of these processes are integrated into personality.

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"I enjoy teaching in the psychology program because students discover both how much we know about behavior, emotions and thinking and also how much more we still have to learn." - Jonathan F., Professor of Psychology.
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Program consists of: 8 Semesters
Credits: 56-124

Cost per Credit: New York Residents: $295 Out of State: $353

About the Program

The B.A. in Psychology online at SUNY Empire State College is ideal for those who seek a career in observing and interpreting how people relate to one another and helping people deal with problems ranging from short-term personal issues to severe, chronic conditions.

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Why students choose the bachelor's degree in psychology at Empire

  • Courses are offered online and/or in-person
  • The program consists of 124 credits in total
  • Program design allows students to specialize in an area of interest
  • Every student has a success coach and program mentor through graduation
  • Adult students can transfer in previous credits 
  • Online courses allow students to study on a schedule that works around their busy lives
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Psychology courses you will take online

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Intro to Social Psychology.
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Advanced level psychology electives
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What can you do with a bachelor's degree in psychology

  • Don't let people tell you a bachelor's degree in psychology isn't worth it. Not everyone who studies psychology wants to be a psychologist or therapist. 
  • Graduates with psychology degrees have taken careers in
  • Marketing
  • Business and human resources management
  • Art or music therapy
  • Community outreach
  • Non-profit
  • student success
  • Health and human services


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