Bachelor's in Psychology | Saint Leo University
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B.A. in Psychology

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Program Description

This online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree will help students understand the human experience through qualitative and quantitative research methods. Students investigate cognitive psychology, personality theory, abnormal psychology, the biological bases of behavior, child and adolescent development, and race and ethnicity to prepare them for their future careers. This program prepares graduates to work in the legal, commercial, human resources management, advertising, or sales fields. Graduates of the psychology program will be prepared for advanced study in psychology and related disciplines. In addition, they may pursue positions in the human services or in the mental health fields.

Students must successfully complete 120 credits to graduate from this program. The credit requirements are distributed in 3 types of study areas

  • University Exploration Subjects (42 credits)
  • Disciplinary Subjects (24 credits) [General psychology and general concentration subjects]
  • General Electives - Complete enough general elective credit hours to meet the total hours required to earn the degree.

Students who have already completed subjects at the undergraduate level may be eligible to receive up to 90 credits in recognition of their previous studies. Click here or contact an admissions advisor at for more information on the requirements and the credit recognition process. 

*The online bachelor in psychology is the first step toward working as a psychology professional. This program is not clinical in nature. If your goal is to practice clinical psychology, be sure to research the requirements you need to be able to do it in your place of residence; in many cases a more advanced degree will be required.

What Subjects Can I Take?

Please refer to the Academic Catalog (link below) for the most up-to-date information on curriculum. Subjects can include:

● PSY 322 - Physiological Psychology 3 credits (1 subject)
● PSY 325 - Developmental Psychology 3 credits (1 subject)
● PSY 327 - Abnormal Psychology 3 credits (1 subject)
● PSY 328 - Social Psychology 3 credits (1 subject)
● PSY 412 - Cognitive Psychology 3 credits (1 subject)
● PSY 422 - Psychology of Learning 3 credits (1 subject)

What Can I Do With a Degree in Psychology?

Graduates go on to advanced study in psychology and obtain jobs in human service settings and mental health facilities. A psychology major is also great preparation for careers in law, business, human resource management, advertising, and sales, such as:
● Human Resources Generalist
● Crisis Intervention Counsellor
● Child Welfare Worker
● Researcher
● Advertising Assistant
● Commercial Manager

Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog
The university catalog details the curriculum, as well as the academic policies and procedures developed over many years to ensure that our programs meet standards of quality, fairness, and integrity. In doing so, we ensure that you obtain a degree that meets the highest standards of academic excellence.



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