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Brandman University

Irvine, CA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 79%

Brandman's online bachelor’s degree in psychology offers a preclinical concentration to prepare students for future master's and doctoral studies. The program focuses on the biological, cognitive, evolutionary, humanistic, and sociocultural aspects of human behavior. Students also learn how to use statistical techniques and research methods, as well as how to apply psychological theory in practical settings.

To receive a BA degree, students must take and pass a total of 105 credits, including 42 general education, 48 core, and 15 preclinical concentration credits. The core curriculum includes classes on statistics, critical thinking, human development, social psychology, and abnormal psychology. To complete the preclinical concentration, students take courses in cognitive psychology, the theories of personality, child development, and the psychology of learning.

All students also complete a capstone, applying what they learned through their coursework to a final project. In addition to the fully online program, individuals may also pursue a hybrid option combining distance and on-campus learning.

Eligible applicants must obtain a minimum of 12 transferable college-level credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA from an accredited postsecondary institution. Individuals who do not possess 12 credits can secure them through the Brandman School of Extended Education. Applicants also must provide their official high school and college transcripts.

Brandman, located in Irvine, California, offers the same per-credit tuition rate to all distance learners, regardless of state residency. Online students can also access tutoring, a digital library, and writing workshops to help them in their studies.


Program Overview
Program Name: BA in Psychology - Preclinical
Tuition: $500/credit
Credit Requirements: 105 credits
Program Length: 4 years

Delivery
Format: Online or hybrid
Instruction Style: Asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (877) 516-4501
Email: apply@brandman.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Corban University

Salem, OR Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 50%

Corban University's online bachelor's degree in psychology explores theory, research, and practice in the field, combined with faith-based perspectives rooted in the Bible. The program works well for individuals who plan to engage in more advanced studies once they finish their undergraduate degree.

Corban's program features a preclinical concentration that gives students a strong academic foundation as they prepare for careers in counseling and psychology. Core classes cover topics such as lifespan development, social psychology, counseling theories, social science research methods, and abnormal psychology. The preclinical track features courses on human sexuality, marital and premarital counseling, and counseling skills. Students complete 42 major-focused credits and 61 general education credits to secure a bachelor's degree.

Applicants must demonstrate bachelor's-level writing proficiency and maintain a Christian lifestyle, demonstrated through a 300-word faith statement. Candidates should also hold a minimum 2.7 high school GPA, or at least a 2.0 GPA in previous college-level coursework. Successful applicants may begin the program in the fall, spring, or summer terms.

Corban charges the same tuition rate for all undergraduate students, even if they live outside Oregon. Students may seek various funding opportunities, including alumni awards, a church matching grant, the Oregon Opportunity Grant, TEACH grants, and merit scholarships. Distance learners can access a variety of resources, including academic advising, proofreading, tutoring, disability services, and study skill development.

Corban, a private nonprofit institution located in Salem, Oregon, is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


Program Overview
Program Name: BA in Psychology, Pre-Counseling/Clinical Concentration
Tuition: $420/credit
Credit Requirements: 103 credits
Program Length: 4 years

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.7 minimum

Contact
Phone: (503) 581-8600
Email: admissions@corban.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Azusa Pacific Online University

Glendora, CA Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 11%

APU offers an online psychology bachelor's completion degree for transfer students with at least 15 units of completed postsecondary coursework. The program emphasizes research, exploration of the human mind, communication, and problem-solving.

The school allows students to attend either full-time or part-time, and learners may begin the program at multiple points throughout the year. APU's psychology program features eight-week courses that meet one night per week, providing an efficient and convenient option for working professionals.

The 43-unit BA in psychology core curriculum includes classes on human growth and development, brain and behavior, research methods, and data analysis. Students may also take electives in health, community, multicultural, religious, and social psychology. The family psychology course, for example, explores various family systems, lifecycles, and theoretical frameworks, with students using these concepts to examine their own families.

During their final year, students may apply up to nine units to a master's degree in research psychology, child life, organizational psychology, or clinical psychology. This allows learners to obtain a graduate degree with as little as one additional year of study.

Eligible applicants must provide evidence of a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA across at least 15 units of transferable credits. They also provide a written statement outlining their interest in psychology and career goals.

Students may take all classes online or opt for in-person sessions at APU's California campuses in High Desert, Inland Empire, Murrieta, Orange County, or San Diego. Both in-state and out-of-state residents pay the same tuition rate, and all distance learners can access a free writing tutor service. APU is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Program Overview
Program Name: BA in Psychology
Tuition: $450/lower-level credit; $525/upper-level credit
Credit Requirements: 120 credits
Program Length: 4 years

Delivery
Format: Online or hybrid
Instruction Style: Synchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.0 minimum

Contact
Phone: (626) 815-6000 ext. 2418
Email: rlinsalato@apu.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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Notre Dame College

Cleveland, OH Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 37%

Notre Dame College, located in South Euclid, Ohio, offers a BA in psychology online degree with a clinical/counseling specialization. The program prepares individuals for advanced degrees and future careers as counselors, mental health experts, and behavioral researchers.

Students take 49 credits in major-focused courses covering subjects such as lifespan development, behavioral science statistics, and biopsychology. Learners also take two classes in the clinical/counseling track, choosing from options such as family systems, abnormal psychology, personality psychology, group dynamics, and counseling theories and practice.

A course in psychological measurements examines the best practices and analysis of personality, intelligence, and neuropsychological tests. In this class, students learn to determine the validity of these tests and the reliability of the data they produce, along with how to best approach various ethical issues. Additionally, all psychology students complete a senior seminar before they can graduate.

Aspiring freshman applicants should provide their high school transcripts. Those with GPAs below 2.75 must submit their ACT or SAT scores. NDC also accepts credits from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as long as the student received a minimum C grade in those classes. Prospective students must submit their official transcripts for a personal evaluation.

Distance learners benefit from a variety of resources, including peer tutors and writing assistance, through the Dwyer Learning Center. Students can also access academic advising, peer-to-peer mentoring, financial aid help, study skills development, and assistance with acclimating to the demands of higher education. NDC is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


Program Overview
Program Name: BA in Psychology
Available Concentrations: Clinical counseling
Tuition: $29,460/year
Credit Requirements: 120 credits
Program Length: 4 years

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Synchronous and asynchronous

Admission Requirements
GPA: 2.75 minimum
Standardized Tests: SAT or ACT (if GPA requirement not met)

Contact
Phone: (877) 632-6446
Email: admissions@ndc.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter

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New England College

Henniker, NH Cost: $$$$$ Graduation Rate: 47%

New England College's fully online bachelor's in psychology focuses on social, forensic, and abnormal psychology, allowing students to learn about the various issues surrounding human development, social interactions, prejudice, and health. This program offers a clinical psychology concentration to prepare individuals for entry-level careers and more advanced studies.

The 120-credit BA program includes 16 credits of major-focused coursework and 24 credits of concentration classes, along with 40 elective credits. The core curriculum covers subjects such as research methods, statistics, and issues in professional practice. Within the concentration, students take courses in social psychology, substance abuse, and counseling, along with human development for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.

NEC's program features 30 four-credit classes, each of which takes seven weeks to complete. Most full-time students graduate in four years. All distance courses follow an asynchronous format, enabling students to view lectures, listen to class podcasts, participate in discussions, and complete assignments on their own time. Enrolled students can also access technical support between 7 and 1 a.m. ET. Distance learners benefit from a digital library, tutoring, and career development support.

Applicants to the online psychology program must provide transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities, along with evidence of a high school diploma or GED. The college does not require applicants to provide ACT or SAT scores. NEC is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The college charges the same tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state residents.


Program Overview
Program Name: BA in Psychology With a Concentration in Clinical Psychology
Available Concentrations: Social psychology; forensic psychology; abnormal psychology
Tuition: $405/credit
Credit Requirements: 120 credits
Program Length: 4 years

Delivery
Format: Online
Instruction Style: Asynchronous

Contact
Phone: (603) 428-2223
Email: admission@nec.edu
Social Media Accounts: Facebook; Twitter