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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Cost Per Credit Hour


Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Summer 1 2024 classes start on May 13, 2024

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LSU Alexandria

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology from LSU Alexandria allows students an affordable pathway to a rewarding career in people-oriented fields and provides the option to further pursue a psychology graduate degree or closely related degree program. Students gain a full perspective on a variety of psychology and behavioral management topics within the health, science, education, and business sectors. Students will also learn to gather, organize, analyze and interpret data. The program is delivered completely online.

Program Highlights

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Earn a Degree on Your Time

LSUA's online programs provide you the opportunity to synchronously interact with instructors (in real-time) via video conferencing and other technologies in a flexible format that fits your busy schedule. These sessions also allow engagement with course content and build a community among our online students.

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100% Online

In this 100% online program, you can earn your degree on your time while balancing work, family, and other responsibilities.


Job Outlook

This program prepares professionals for roles as a social worker, teacher, psychiatric technician, correctional treatment specialist, counselor and more.

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Top Ranked

LSUA ranked #3 on's list of the Most Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for 2022.

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Students enrolled in this program are eligible for membership in the Omega Nu Lambda (ONL) Honor Society. Created to recognize the academic excellence of online students, ONL provides access to exclusive networking opportunities, scholarships, and a lifelong community of like-minded achievers. Enrich your college experience and connect with peers globally through Omega Nu Lambda!

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Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $325

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $9,750

Total cost with fees: $39,000

The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUA degree. For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings

General Education Credit Hours
ENGL 1001 English Composition 3
ENGL 1002 English Composition II 3
General Education Social Science 6
MATH 1021 College Algebra  3
General Education Mathematics 3
General Education Biology 3
General Education Natural Sciences 6
General Education Communication Studies 3
General Education Humanities 6
General Education History 3
Total Required Credit Hours 39


Core Major Courses Credit Hours
PSYC 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 3001 Cultural Diversity 3
PSYC 3800 Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology 3
PSYC 4082 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 4900 Senior Seminar Psychology 3
PSYC 3030, 4030, or 4036 3
PSYC 2525 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 4
PSYC 3017 Research Methodology 3
PSYC 4017 3
PSYC 2070, 2076, or 2078 3
Total Required Credit Hours 31


Concentration Courses Credit Hours
PSYC 3032 or PSYC 4020 3
PSYC 3140 or PSYC 3081 3
PSYC 4060 or PSYC 4034 3
Psychology Electives 9
Total Required Credit Hours 18


Additional Requirements Credit Hours
English Literature Elective or ENGL 3002 Technical Writing 3
Humanities Electives 6
Natural Science Lab Electives 2
Optional Minor or Free Electives 21
Total Required Credit Hours 32


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements --- Online Psychology

For university acceptance, first-time freshmen must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete high school Core curriculum for college readiness in place at time of high school graduation AND
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course AND
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0 AND
  • Meet one of the following:
    • Have an ACT composite of 20 or higher
    • Have a high school Core grade point average of at least 2.0


Transfer students to LSUA must meet one of the following sets of criteria:

  • Have earned a transferable associate degree or higher OR
  • Have earned at least 18 hours of college-level credit, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • Have earned at least 12 hours of college-level credit from LSUE or CLTCC Bridge Program, including a college-level English and college-level mathematics course, with a grade of “C” or higher in each, and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 OR
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities --- Online Psychology

  • Human and Social Services
  • Social Work
  • Case Management
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Community Services Manager
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Probation and Parole Officer
  • Sales Manager
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Person-Oriented Areas

What Will I Learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to prepare students to secure employment in the 21st-century workforce in the fields of health, social services, education, business, or science. Job areas include employee relations, marketing, counseling, social services, banking, and public relations. Students interested in people oriented fields such as social services, business, and education will be well-served. The degree also provides a solid foundation for students interested in graduate study in psychology or a closely-related field (e.g., counseling, social work).

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and historical trends in psychology.
  2. Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  3. Graduates will demonstrate familiarity with the basic ethical and professional knowledge in psychology.

Why Choose This Program?

Why choose LSUA’s online Bachelor of Science in Psychology?

LSUA’s online psychology program helps students build their resumes with a top-ranked, affordable degree. The courses are flexible, 100% online, and taught by expert instructors. Additionally, the program can be finished within four years. Graduates will earn a diploma identical to the one given to students on-campus. LSUA offers several financial aid options to help students reach their goals without breaking their budgets.

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  • Additional information on the Bachelor of Science in Psychology online program
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  • The admissions process and timeline

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