Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Online

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The Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program prepares students to take on careers related to human behavior, motivations, emotions, thoughts, and actions through accelerated 7-week classes. Whether students aspire to careers in counseling, law, or medicine, we ensure they achieve a scientifically-driven understanding of the social, biological, cultural, and neurological factors that influence human behavior and interaction.

As a student in the BS in Psychology program you will delve deep into behavior, emotion, the brain, human thoughts and how they drive actions, as well as the major concepts, theories, and historical trends that impact the field. Featuring six entry points per year, students will apply research methods, including data analysis, as well as psychological principles to foster a better understanding of a broad array of personal, organizational, and social issues.

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What Can You do With a Degree in Psychology?

Bachelor’s level graduates can aspire to careers in:

  • In-home autism therapists
  • Behavioral specialists
  • Human resources specialists
  • Healthcare coordinators
  • Patient advocates
  • Child welfare specialists
  • Activities director at assisted living facilities

Those who continue into a master’s or doctoral program hold jobs such as:

  • Licensed psychologist
  • School counselor
  • Mental health counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Social worker
  • Researcher

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MPath Online Program Schedule: 7-Week Accelerated

The online BS in Psychology is one of the Marian University MPath undergraduate programs offered in a 7-Week Accelerated format. With 100% online classes and 6 possible starts per year, the 7-Week Accelerated program provides a high-quality online degree with the flexibility that today’s adult learners are seeking. The flexible coursework design and ability to focus on fewer topics at once is custom made for adult students who are ready to take their education and career to the next level.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Curriculum

The Marian University online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is about empowering students with an understanding of the major concepts, theories and historical trends that impact the field.

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General Education Courses

As a bachelor’s level student, you are required to take about 30 credits of general education courses as part of the 120 credits required for a bachelor’s degree. Gen eds are required regardless of your major.

All students take 10.5 to 17 credits in these areas:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Argumentative and Research Writing
  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Ethical Reasoning

Core Courses

Psychology majors will take courses covering topics such as:

  • Human development
  • History and systems of psychology
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Statistical techniques for research and data analysis

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding of APA-informed ethical principles
  • Apply psychological scientific knowledge and reasoning to real world examples across a variety of settings
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize and interpret various statistical procedures and tests
  • Show understanding of historical background in psychology
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with others in a team
  • Exhibit the ability to effectively write using APA style

Mission

The purpose of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is to enhance students’ lives through the pursuit of psychological knowledge and understanding by focusing on the cognitive and social aspects of human beings and the numerous variables, which influence their actions. Students are encouraged to explore and learn more about the various fields in psychology and apply that knowledge through field experiences, internships, and research that enhances the student’s understanding and critical analysis of key psychological concepts.

Professional Standards

The Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program adheres to the American Psychology Association’s guidelines.

Many of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program graduates have gone on to graduate or professional school to enhance their learning and pursue an advanced degree, including programs at Cardinal Stritch University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Edgewood College, Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Mary University, Roosevelt University, University of Iowa College of Law, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The goal of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is to prepare students for an in depth understanding of psychology from both a theoretical and applied perspective. Our students understand the importance and substance of research, while gaining an applied knowledge of the field.

96% of our students demonstrated competency in working on team projects, which is a key to success within the work environment. The majority of our psychology majors choose to take field experience and are placed in a variety of psychology-related agencies working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, the mentally ill, homeless, and those with emotional or behavioral issues.

Over 85% of Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program graduates are employed in the field of psychology. Recent graduates are employed as autism line therapists, children’s behavioral specialists, human resources specialists, patient advocates, child welfare specialists, and much more.

Over 25% of Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program alumni complete a master’s degree program within three years. The following graduate schools have accepted Marian graduates Chicago School of Professional Psychology, the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Florida State University, the University of Massachusetts- Lowell, the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Concordia University, Lakeland University, and more.

Employment: 93% of Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

The Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is recognized for its quality, offering a depth and breadth of understanding to students. Graduates of the Marian University Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program are prepared for a career in human services or in the nonprofit sector, as well as for graduate school where they can pursue a career in psychology, counseling, law or medicine.