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Program Description

Saint Leo University's online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology helps you delve deep into the inner workings of the human mind and offers a comprehensive understanding of diverse perspectives. Aligned with the American Psychological Association model, the curriculum provides valuable insights into the intricacies of human behavior, interplay of emotions, and the biological, cognitive, emotional, and social factors that shape the human experience.

By exploring research methodologies and scientific theories, you will be able to analyze complex problems, decode the secrets of the human psyche, and support individuals on their path to well-being. This program focuses on psychology fundamentals such as personality theory, abnormal psychology, child and adolescent development, race and ethnicity, and helps you develop a holistic understanding of the diverse nature of the discipline. Though this degree does not prepare you for clinical practice, it equips you with the skills to design and evaluate research projects to explore psychology deeper and an understanding of human behavior that you can apply to a range of industries.

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.

What can I do with a degree in psychology?

Graduates can make a positive impact in the lives of the people and the community at large through the application of psychological principles and will be ready to take on challenging roles such as:

  • Human resources generalist
  • Crisis intervention counsellor
  • Child welfare worker
  • Researcher
  • Advertising assistant
  • Commercial manager
Overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 6 % from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. *

The global mental health market is projected to reach $537.97 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 3.5% from 2021 to 2030. ^

*Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Psychologists. 
Viewed online here.
^ Businesswire. Global Mental Health Market Analysis and Industry Forecast Report 2021-2030 - 
Viewed online here.

What subjects can I take?

What subjects can I take?

If you wish, you can download our complete catalog of subjects that make up this program. You may take subjects including:

  • PSY 110HAES - Psychological Well Being
  • PSY 161ES - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 322ES - Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 325ES - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 327ES - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 328ES - Social Psychology


At Saint Leo University, we want to expand access to education and help you make steps towards your dream career. Find out more about our scholarship options and learn how an online degree from Saint Leo is more accessible than you think.

Who can start?

Do you want to study online with Saint Leo University? Find out who can apply and learn about admission requirements to take the first step in your university career.


At Saint Leo University, our unwavering commitment to our mission revolves around creating a student-centric, values-driven environment that fosters a deep passion for learning. Our esteemed online instructors bring a wealth of expertise in their respective fields, offering invaluable real-world experiences to students who are driven to transform or advance their careers.

Our professors hold either a doctorate or master's degree in their specific area of instruction. Alternatively, they may possess a master's degree with a specialized focus in the discipline they teach, accompanied by a minimum of 18 semester graduate hours dedicated to the teaching discipline. This ensures that our students receive top-tier education from accomplished experts in their fields.

Selected as

Best Online Bachelor's Program by U.S. News & World Report, 2020

and One of the Best Online Colleges in America according to, 2021

Distinciones U.S. News & World Report


Saint Leo University is accredited by SACS

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Saint Leo University is accredited in the U.S. by the SACSCOC to award degrees of all levels. Learn more about why it is important a university is accredited.

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Saint Leo University's School of Business is accreded by the leading business education institution, ACBSP, to award business degrees of all levels.

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