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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Total Credit Hours

120

Cost Per Credit Hour

$325

Application Deadline: July 22, 2024

Fall 1 2024 classes start on August 26, 2024

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LSU Alexandria

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology from LSU Alexandria allows students an affordable, flexible pathway to a rewarding career in people-oriented fields. The program also prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in psychology or a closely related degree program. Through the five available concentrations, 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. These modern skills are transferable across several industries, and graduates will be well-prepared for their chosen career.

This degree also offers 5 unique concentrations: 

  • General Pyschology
  • Clinical Psychology 
  • Family and Community Dynamics
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis

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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.

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Five Concentrations Offered

Tailor your Psychology degree to suit your needs with 5 concentration offerings.

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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.

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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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Cost

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 3
General Education History 3
General Education Fine Arts 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, PSYC 4030, or PSYC 4036 3
PSYC 2525 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 4
PSYC 3017 Research Methodology 3
PSYC 4017 Advanced Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
PSYC 2070, PSYC 2076, or PSYC 2078 3
Total Required Credit Hours 31

 

General Psychology 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

 

Clinical Psychology Concentration Courses  Credit Hours
18 credits from the following:
PSYC 3032 Principles of Theories and Learning  3
PSYC 3075 Psychology of Death, Dying, and Bereavement  3
PSYC 3081 Personality Psychology  3
PSYC 3140 Social Psychology  3
PSYC 4008 History of Modern Psychology  3
PSYC 4020 Tests and Measurement  3
PSYC 4060 Drugs and Behavior in Psychology  3
PSYC 4080 Applied Behavior Analysis  3
PSYC 4083 Introduction to Counseling Psychology  3
Total Required Credit Hours 18

 

Family and Community Dynamics Concentration Courses  Credit Hours
PSYC 3081 Personality Psychology  3
PSYC 3140 Social Psychology  3
PSYC 3140 Social Psychology  3
CJUS 2092 Dynamics of Family Violence  3
CJUS 2092 Dynamics of Family Violence  3
CJUS 3215 Juvenile Delinquency  3
CJUS 3530 Corrections within the Community  3
SOCL 4531 The Aged in Contemporary Society  3
Total Required Credit Hours 18 

 

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Concentration Courses  Credit Hours
PSYC 4050 The Psychology of Work: Industrial & Organizational Psychology  3
MGMT 3200 Principles of Management  3
12 credits from the following: 
PSYC 3081 Personality Psychology  3
PSYC 4020 Tests and Measurement  3
PSYC 4030 Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making  3
MGMT 3320 Human Resource Management  3
MGMT 4620 Human Behavior in Organizations  3
MGMT 4322 Employee Selection and Placement  3
Total Required Credit Hours 18 

 

Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration Courses Credit Hours
PSYC 4080 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSYC 4081 Measurement, Interpretation, and Experimental Design in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSYC 4085 Analysis and Intervention in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSYC 4086 Behavior Change & System Support in Applied Behavioral Analysis 3
PSYC 4087 Ethics and Professional Issues, Supervision, and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
3 credits from the following: 
PSYC 3032 Principles and Theories of Learning   3
SPED 4701 Behavioral Management of Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 4801 Applied Behavior Analysis and Support of Students with Significant Disabilities 3
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

* Students must take either 6 hours of Biology and 3 hours of Physical Science or 6 hours of Physical Science (in a single discipline) and 3 hours of Biology. 

Concentrations

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology from LSUA offers 5 unique concentrations. 

General Psychology

This concentration gives students 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. This program is designed for students looking to customize their psychology degree by taking a combination of different psychology courses. 

Clinical Psychology

This concentration provides students with a broad foundation of theoretical perspectives and historical trends in psychology. It also prepares students to perform basic research methods and clinical skills in a number of professional fields. The program is fully online and designed for students who seek a wide range of career opportunities such as a counselor, social worker, or health services manager in various settings. 

Family and Community Dynamics

This concentration provides the foundation necessary for students to start a rewarding psychology career helping individuals, families, and communities. This in-depth program trains students in essential areas of psychology and criminal justice including major concepts, theoretical perspectives, research methods, ethical standards, and family dynamics. After graduating, students can find work in nonprofits, healthcare facilities, educational settings, corrections, human resources departments, and more.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

This concentration explores the behavior of individuals in business and organizational settings, through a robust curriculum that combines interdisciplinary studies, psychology methods, and business processes. Students of the program will focus on the many business functions that benefit from a psychological perspective such as motivating talent, developing leadership skills, and accessing departments to improve its overall effectiveness. Graduates are equipped for a wide range of careers, including marketing, management, and human resources. 

Applied Behavior Analysis

This concentration provides an in-depth understanding of the theories and practices of behavior analysis and their applications in various settings, including schools, clinical settings, and client homes. By completing this program, graduates will be prepared for careers in healthcare, special education, behavioral economics, mental health, and more. Students will also gain the skills needed to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).

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

  • Human and Social Services Professional
  • Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Community Services Manager
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Sales Manager
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Marketing Professional
  • Market Researcher
  • School Counselor
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Health Services Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist 

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. Students can also choose from 5 concentrations to further specialize their skill sets. 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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