Psychology (BS)

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Psychology, BS

Focus on better understanding human behavior and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills

124 Credit Hours

Course format
8-week terms

About the Campbell Adult and Online Education (AOE) Psychology Bachelor of Science

Campbell AOE’s psychology program is designed for students interested in gaining a better understanding of themselves, in learning to relate to other people well, and ultimately, in helping society and other individuals.  

The psychology curriculum is a broad-based coverage of the main sub-disciplines in psychology: biological, developmental, social and personality, cognitive, and abnormal. You will learn how to think like a psychologist by taking courses in statistics in the social sciences and research methods. The skills you will develop may apply to fields in human resources, marketing and business, governmental agencies, and more. Graduate education is required for clinical work.

Psychology BS Learning Outcomes 

The psychology program’s learning outcomes are based on the APA’s (American Psychological Association) proposed outcomes and cover: 

  • Developing a knowledge base in psychology 
  • Scientific thinking & inquiry 
  • Ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world 
  • Communication skills 
  • Professional development
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Why Choose Campbell AOE for Psychology? 

The Adult and Online Education psychology program provides you with a broad knowledge base in several core areas, including biological processes, cognitive processes, social and emotional processes, statistics and research methods, and wellness. 

  • Leverage the flexibility of taking your psychology degree online or at one of three campuses — in a program specifically designed for the needs of online and adult learners. 
  • Benefit from accelerated 8-week terms that allow you to complete your degree sooner and put your new skills to work faster. 
  • Learn from instructors who bring real-world professional experience, research expertise, long-time classroom experience (both online and in-person), and expertise/certification in online instruction. 
  • Get a more personal experience with smaller class sizes, allowing greater connection/interaction with your instructors. 
  • Get hands-on research experience by designing and/or carrying out a research study. 
  • Learn to collect, analyze, and interpret relevant data and acquire key data skills relevant to any profession. 
  • Participate in organizations like Psi Chi (the international honor society for psychology students). Participation can foster valuable personal and professional connections and provide opportunities to cultivate and practice leadership skills.
  • Attend the Carolinas Psychology Conference, a research conference for undergraduates hosted by Campbell University.
  • Benefit from special topics courses frequently offered just for AOE students.

The Psychology Curriculum

Courses You Will Take 

AOE are courses designed in eight-week accelerated terms to allow flexibility for adult learners. The AOE Bachelor of Science in Psychology introduces students to a broad range of subjects, including: 

  • Developmental psychology 
  • Physiological psychology 
  • Social psychology 
  • Abnormal psychology 
  • Cognitive psychology 

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Skills You Will Learn  

The Psychology B.S. curriculum teaches you to think critically and creatively to discover how the scientific aspect of psychology can be employed in developing and managing interpersonal relations and addressing society’s problems. Among the specific skills you will develop: 

  • Statistical analysis 
  • Research design  
  • Critical thinking 
  • Ethical decision-making 
  • Science-based approach to problem-solving 
  • Communication skills

Related Majors 

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Psychology-Related Jobs

In-Demand Careers 

Understanding human behavior and applying critical thinking, communication, and creative problem-solving skills are highly relevant in almost every professional environment.  

The skills learned during the Psychology B.S. program are in demand by a large variety of employers and apply to careers in many fields, including: 

  • Human resources 
  • Real estate 
  • Marketing and advertising 
  • Communications 
  • Sales 
  • Management 
  • Training and development 
  • Public health 
  • Career counseling 
  • Behavioral health 
  • Criminal justice 
  • Social work 
  • Law enforcement 

Advanced Psychology Education and Professional Licensing  

Graduates can use the knowledge gained from a psychology degree in any field. However, if you want to pursue a career in a psychology-related field, you need to plan on completing a graduate program in psychology (or a closely related field such as clinical social work). 

Students who wish to work in mental health typically need to obtain an advanced degree. Licensing requirements apply to clinical psychology and mental health-related fields. Licensing requirements vary by state. If you choose to work as a licensed psychologist, you will also need continuing education and training throughout your career to stay up to date on current research and developments in the field. 

Getting Started in the AOE Psychology BS Program

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