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Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $318 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Prepare for a career in human services or graduate study with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

With an online bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll acquire a valuable knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in the psychological sciences. The curriculum, designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars, gives you the opportunity to analyze human behavior and hone your quantitative skills, communication proficiencies, and analytical and scientific reasoning expertise. Coursework in this program can help you gain skills and knowledge that can serve you well in business, healthcare, and education settings as well as advanced studies in social sciences.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33 Credits

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 220)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 251) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 300)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 301)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 310) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 341) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 436)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 495)

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education requirements:

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

General Education Courses: 41 Credits

Review the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees.

Minor and Elective Courses: 46 Credits

Review a list of available academic minors or see the course catalog or Schedule of Classes to help you select elective courses.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (3 Credits, PACE 111S) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, CMST 301) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 (3 Credits, PSYC 100) Major
7 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 (3 Credits, STAT 200) General Education: Math; Major
9 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, PSYC 220) Major
11 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, PSYC 251) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, PSYC 300) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 3-credit elective course Elective
22 (3 Credits, PSYC 301) Major
23 3-credit elective course Elective
24 (3 Credits, PSYC 310) Major
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 (3 Credits, PSYC 335) Major
27 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, PSYC 341) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 3-credit elective course Elective
33 (3 Credits, PSYC 353) Major
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 3-credit elective course Elective
36 (3 Credits, PSYC 436) Major
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, PSYC 495) Major
41 (1 Credit, CAPL 398A) Elective
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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2023–2024 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Industry Snapshot

This program is designed to help prepare you for graduate study, research, or direct services work at a mental health or medical facility. It can also provide useful skills for work in related fields, such as human resources, advertising, customer relations, or program management.

Christina W., Fort Drum, NY

There are more than 78,000 behavioral therapy offices in the United States as of 2020.
Source: IBIS World | “Behavioral Therapists in the U.S. Number of Businesses 2002-2025" | 2020

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Behavioral & Social Science Student Association

The Behavioral and Social Science Student Association provides resources on careers in social science-related fields. Activities have included guest speakers, discussions on making an impact in your community, and sharing research opportunities. It is available to students, alumni, staff, and faculty. Students and alumni can join the Behavioral and Social Science Student Association group on CareerQuest.

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