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What does it cost?

Learn more about the cost of an online bachelor’s degree, or use Georgia State’s Cost Calculator to get an idea of the investment required for your path of study. For information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine eligibility, visit the FAFSA tips page.

Georgia State Online works to ensure affordability and accessibility to all prospective students because we value the investment each student makes in their education. We understand that the path to a student's future shouldn’t be blocked due to finances and we pride ourselves on offering financial assistance and scholarships that can support students through their education.

How long will it take?

After completing all core curriculum requirements (60 hours), the degree requires the completion of an additional 60 credit hours. A student can expect to complete the degree in two years by taking 15 credit hours per semester.*

*Additional coursework may be required to meet prerequisites.

All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 1

For more details on the application process, visit the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Online Psychology B.A. or B.S. Completion Program

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LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches
404-413-4393
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In the online psychology bachelor’s degree program at Georgia State, you will study human development, the mind and behavior through courses such as biological psychology, applied psychology and abnormal psychology. The program’s courses are offered in a convenient fully online format, allowing you to complete a B.A. or B.S. in psychology from wherever you are. Specifically, the program allows new students with the equivalent of two years of credits toward a psychology bachelor's degree to complete the remainder of their undergraduate program online.

Students enrolled in the online psychology degree program can choose to complete their degree as a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science. Although both options will allow students to study the theories and basic research methods of the psychology field, the B.A. and B.S. options allow students to tailor their education to their interests or career goals. The B.S. option requires courses in science and math, and many students in this pathway plan to utilize their education in clinical applications or graduate school attendance. The B.A. option requires students to complete courses in the social sciences such as economics, political science or gerontology, among other topics.

Georgia State’s online psychology courses will allow students to study psychology in clinical, industrial, community and other social contexts. This diverse course sequence prepares students for careers in various fields. Many students find that a bachelor’s degree in psychology is a good foundation for moving into graduate work in a number of fields, including social work, sociology, anthropology, biology or criminal justice.

Program Highlights

Complete Your B.A. or B.S. in Psychology at Georgia State Online

The online psychology degree completion program at Georgia State will help you master the understanding of the mind and behavior in clinical, industrial and community contexts.

You’ve worked hard to get where you are; let Georgia State take you even closer to your goals by completing a B.A. or B.S in psychology in a convenient online format.

Online Psychology B.A. versus B.S. - Choosing Your Degree Path

In considering which online psychology degree completion pathway is right for you, here are some key factors to keep in mind.

  • The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program does not require science-related courses; however, students will take a math course and a biological psychology course. In addition to these requirements, Intro to General Psychology and the College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students in the B.A. in psychology track will take two psychology courses. To learn more about psychology course offerings, view the B.A. in psychology catalog page.
  • B.A. in psychology students can choose between the General Program or Community Psychology concentration. The General Program concentration offers additional studies in focused areas of psychological inquiry, as well as research design and analysis. The Community Psychology concentration provides students with a deeper understanding of cultural and community psychology.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program requires nine semester hours in science-related courses such as biology, human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, algebra and calculus. For a complete list of required course offerings, visit the B.S. in psychology catalog page.
  • In addition to the General Program and Community Psychology concentrations, students enrolled in the B.S. in psychology can also pursue a pre-medicine concentration, which is an excellent option for students who are interested in pursuing medical school or careers in laboratory psychology. Please note that pre-medicine programs are not offered online by Georgia State.

Career Outlook for Psychology Graduates

Career Fields

Many students who pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology have goals to become mental health counselors, therapists or psychiatrists, occupations that can require graduate-level study.

The field of psychology provides a network of career options that are as varied as the people who choose to study it. Alumni with a B.S. or B.A. in psychology are working in roles such as:

  • Human resource advisor
  • Psychiatric aide/attendant/technician
  • Victims’ advocate
  • Department manager
  • Patient resources/claims agent
  • Child development specialist
  • Activities director
  • Career/employment advisor
  • Community/social services staff

Earnings Potential

  • The median annual wage for those with a degree in psychology is $50,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS also reports that 60% of psychology degree holders are employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor’s degree level education, and 48% have an advanced degree in psychology.
  • Salaries for psychologists and mental health counselors are $81,040 and $48,520, respectively.

Program Details

The program is open to Re-entry/Re-admit, Transfer and Transition students.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have the equivalent of an associate's degree or completed 60 hours of core courses. *

Please note that to be eligible to take 3000- and 4000-level courses and complete the Psychology major, you need to have earned a C or better in PSYC 1101 and two 2000-level PSYC courses from Area F. See the course catalog for additional information about the Psychology major eligibility requirement.

*Additional coursework may be required to meet prerequisites.

The Application Process Is Easy

Re-entry/Re-admit Students
If you’re a former Georgia State student who hasn’t registered for courses for the last three semesters, apply as a re-entry student. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online.

Apply as a Re-entry/Re-admit Student

Transfer Students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online.

Apply as a Transfer Student

Transition Students
If you’re enrolled in an associate degree pathway at Georgia State’s Perimeter College, we make it easy for you to move on to your bachelor’s degree. Seamlessly transition to the Atlanta Campus by submitting a Transition Application. During the application process, you will first select your major, and then you will be able to indicate that you are interested in taking classes online. For your campus option, please select Atlanta Online.

Apply as a Transition Student

Students pursuing the Psychology B.A./B.S. programs must satisfy a designated major eligibility requirement:

  • Complete all courses with the Psyc prefix designated in Psychology’s Area F and
  • Earn a 2.3 grade-point average in all Psyc courses counting toward the Area F requirements (with a minimum grade of “C” in PSYC 1101)

For more details, refer to the course catalog:
B.A. program
B.S. program

Georgia State understands that funding your education can be challenging and intimidating. We strive to make education affordable and accessible for every student, which is why 85% of Georgia State students with demonstrated need receive some form of financial assistance.

The Department of Psychology offers three endowed scholarships for undergrads: the merit-based, faculty-nominated Elizabeth A. Kenny Scholarship available to juniors or seniors, the Outstanding Psychology Honors Student Scholarship for Georgia State honors students and the Theresa Nash Bernstein Scholarship in International Travel offered to undergraduates who major in psychology and plan to travel for research or study.

Georgia State is committed to making the financial aid process as convenient and accessible as possible. To determine estimated tuition costs,check out our Cost Calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

Psychology Degree Completion Program Outcomes

With a 70-year legacy of excellence, the Department of Psychology at Georgia State engages in nationally funded, innovative scientific research that is published and presented across the globe. We have a strong roster of inspiring instructors, and we are active contributors to our communities.

Our thought-provoking, rigorous and scientifically grounded program of study trains students to engage with research, ask new and important questions and make meaningful connections inside and outside of the classroom. Graduates from Georgia State’s online psychology bachelor’s degree program are prepared to face the most important problems that we face as a society. This includes issues such as violence, substance abuse, education, intolerance, HIV, homelessness, physical health, debt and mental illness.

A career in psychology typically requires advanced study, and students who successfully complete this program are well-prepared for graduate-level work.

Contacts

General Questions

LaToya and Moisés
Enrollment Coaches
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

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Atlanta, GA 30303