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Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $312 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 300)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 301)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 310) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 341) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351) 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 or elective 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
(3 Credits, PACE 111S)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(1 Credit, LIBS 150)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, WRTG 111)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, CMST 301)
General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
(3 Credits, NUTR 100)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, PSYC 100)
(3 Credits, SPCH 100)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, STAT 200)
General Education: Math; Major
(3 Credits, WRTG 112)
General Education: Communication
(3 Credits, PSYC 300)
(3 Credits, HUMN 100)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
(4 Credits, BIOL 103)
General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
(3 Credits, BEHS 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
(3 Credits, ARTH 334)
General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, ECON 103)
General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
(3 Credits, PSYC 301)
18 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 310)
20 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 321)
22 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 335)
(3 Credits, WRTG 391)
General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 341)
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 351)
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 353)
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 436)
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
(3 Credits, PSYC 495)
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022–2023 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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