Bachelor of Arts

Empire State College

  • Designated As
    Signature Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
  • Total Credits
  • Degree Level
    Bachelor of Arts
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Earn your Bachelor of Arts online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

  • $0 application fee
  • Apply for Spring 2023!
  • 100% online
  • 124 credits | $295 per credit hour
  • Major psychology and advanced psychology studies
  • Human development, abnormal, cognitive, cultural, and advanced psychology courses

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Overview of Empire State College Psychology BA - Online

The online B.A. in Psychology at Empire State will give you methodologies for understanding humans, from simple observation to rigorous experimentation.

 The employment of psychologists is projected to grow 8% by 2030, but the online psychology degree at Empire State College challenges students to look beyond the therapy chair at other occupations.

Students who complete psychology degrees online are positioned to enter not-for-profits, education, corporate partnerships, and social service careers. A deep understanding of people and their behaviors gives psychology students a unique position of insight into people, clients, and employees in any industry. A background in psychology combined with core classes in sociology, communications, writing, and research methods prepare graduates for success in most fields and graduate studies.

Online psychology students learn how:

  • people develop and learn
  • behaviors, relationships, and beliefs are motivated
  • people develop cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems
  • humans interact with the world around them
  • these processes are integrated into the personality.

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What's a bachelor's degree?
A bachelor’s degree usually takes four years to complete as a full-time student and mixes general education courses with specific courses tied to your major.

Courses you will take online

Courses in the psychology bachelor's program are:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Development
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Intro to Social Psychology
  • Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cultural Psychology
  • Social Science 
  • Research Methods
  • Advanced-level Psychology Electives
  • What's it like to earn this degree online?

    Let's put your mind at ease about online learning

  • 100% Online
    This program is presented 100% online. You will not be expected to attend any classes on campus.
  • Same faculty as on-campus
    The faculty that teach online classes are the same faculty that students learn from on-campus.
  • SUNY Online Success Coach
    Success Coaches are available for onboarding, networking, and success webinars with coaches and peers. One-on-one application support is available (no application fee).
  • Personal assistance
    Tutoring support is available as well as additional support from our 7-day-a-week helpdesk.
  • Program elements
    This program has been identified as a high-needs area and has received regional accreditation. Articulation agreements are in place for easy transfer.
  • Additional elements for specific programs
    -Experiential learning opportunities
    -Industry accreditation
  • SUNY Online Signature Program
    In addition to the features listed above, this SUNY Online Signature Program includes 24/7 support, incorporates industry-leading teaching practices, and targets an area of high employer demand in New York State and beyond.

How do I apply?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  5. Send in your academic records

Interested in learning more about this program?