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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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The Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree at LSU Alexandria through LSU Online 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.

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

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Our experienced faculty members are dedicated to providing top-quality education in a convenient online format. These are the same faculty that teach the on-campus courses and are actively engaged in helping students succeed.

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The final cost of this program will be determined once all transfer credits are evaluated. For the BS in Psychology program, you are able to transfer up to 75% of previous credits.

Total credit hours: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees, and the maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $8,730

Total cost with fees, no transfer credits and no financial aid: $34,920

Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Exact fees may vary by program. Please consult an Enrollment Concierge for the final program cost.

Course Listings

General Education Courses

  • ENGL 1001: English Composition | Credit Hours: 3
  • ENGL 1002: English Composition II | Credit Hours: 3
  • FIAR 1001: Introduction to Fine Arts | Credit Hours: 3
  • CMST 1061: Communication Fundamentals | Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 2055: American History I | Credit Hours: 3
  • HIST 2057: American History II | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021: College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1029: Contemporary Mathematics | Credit Hours: 3
  • BIOL 1001: General Biology I | Credit Hours: 3
  • BIOL 1002: General Biology II | Credit Hours: 3
  • PHSC 1001: Physical Science I | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Social Sciences | Credit Hours: 6


Major Requirements

  • PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2900: The Psychology Major: Working Toward the Future | Credit Hours: 1
  • PSYC 2525: Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3017: Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3800: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 4082 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 4900: Senior Seminar in Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3140: Social Psychology | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 3032: Principles and Theories of Learning | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 4017: Advanced Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC Electives | 9 Credit Hours



  • ENGL 3002: Technical Writing | Credit Hours: 3
  • Humanities | Credit Hours: 6
  • Natural Science | Credit Hours: 5 (must include 2 lab hours)
  • Social Science | Credit Hours: 6
  • Free Electives or Minor | Credit Hours: 21

Note: Course substitutions will be considered. There are often multiple ways to complete degree requirements.

Admission Requirements

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
  • Not be required to take more than one developmental course
  • Have a high school grade point average of at least 2.0
  • 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 from a community college at least 12 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
  • If the above are not met, meet freshman admission requirements and be in good standing with their previous institution
Why Choose LSUA's Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program through LSU Online?
  • Build your resume with a top-ranked degree
  • Finish completely online within four years
  • Connect with a global alumni network
  • Earn a diploma identical to every LSUA graduate
  • Take advantage of affordable tuition and financial aid options
  • Learn from an experienced faculty
Career Opportunities
  • 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

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