Bachelor of Science in Psychology

What makes humans tick? Why do we do what we do? Psychology is a fascinating field; it’s the study of human behavior and mental processes. A degree in mental health is firmly linked to positive learning outcomes and achieving business objectives.

What makes humans tick? Why do we do what we do? Psychology is a fascinating field; it’s the study of human behavior and mental processes. A degree in mental health is firmly linked to positive learning outcomes and achieving business objectives.

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Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.

Locked-In Tuition

Locked-In Tuition.

Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

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With ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree, you will gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior, as well as learn history, theory, concepts and skills in the application of psychology to industrial, clinical and other settings.

Program Structure

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Whether you’re looking for immediate career options, or for a foundation for graduate school, a B.S. in Psychology degree from ACU can lead you into a rewarding future.

Required Hours

Total: 128 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 53 hours (up to 19 hours in electives)

Example Coursework

Cognition and Learning
Social Psychology
Teams and Team Leadership
History of Theories in Psychology

Upcoming Start Dates

October 19, 2021
January 11, 2022

Common Job Titles

Social and Human Service Assistant
Social and Community Service Manager
Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Probation Officer
Market Research Analyst
Sales Manager
Training and Development Manager

Meet the Dean

Dr. Nannette Glenn

Dr. Nannette Glenn earned her Ph.D. in general special education and her Master of Education in multicultural special education from the University of Texas at Austin and also earned a Master of Science in education entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education/Wharton School. Her career began as a classroom teacher in the Austin Independent School District, and Glenn worked as an educational specialist with the Austin-Travis County MHMR Center and later as program compliance monitor for the Texas Education Agency. Her higher education experience includes positions at the University of Texas at Austin, Huston-Tillotson University and Paul Quinn College. Recently, she served in various administrative roles at Argosy University Dallas, including eight years as vice president of academic affairs and chief academic officer and for a short time as interim campus president.


Careers with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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With a background in psychology, students can position themselves to thrive in business. Here are just a few ways that their skills will transfer.

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Say “hello” to Dawn Parker, ACU Online’s office manager and student in the online B.S. in Psychology program. Dawn returns to ACU 40 years after first enrolling.

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Psychology FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Earning a Degree in Psychology

If you were born with a burning desire to figure out what makes people tick, it’s natural you’d gravitate to a psychology degree. Exploring the inner workings of the complex human mind and the often-puzzling heart can certainly be an engaging career.

Read some of the frequently asked questions that come from students considering a Bachelor of Science in Psychology program.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Major in Psychology

Are you trying to decide on your undergraduate major? Maybe you’re one of the lucky students with an arsenal of strengths and interests you can draw on as you carve out your academic path.

If a Bachelor of Science in Psychology is one of your top contenders, read on for some of the many reasons why this very popular undergraduate degree may be a perfect fit for you.

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ACU’s online undergraduate programs are intended for non-traditional students interested in gaining a bachelor’s degree in an online modality.

To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Be out of high school for at least four years OR matriculate from institutions with an articulation agreement with ACU.*
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all previous academic work.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

*Students who have earned a GED must be at least 22 years of age.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).