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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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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.

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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 Online BS in Psychology ranked #2 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Psychology Degree Programs by EduRef.net.

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Cost --- Online Psychology

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 Coach for the final program cost.

Course Listings

Course Listings --- Online Psychology

General Education: 11 Courses  Credit Hours
ENGL 1001: English Composition 3
ENGL 1002: English Composition II 3
FIAR 1001: Introduction to Fine Arts 3
MATH 1021: College Algebra 3
MATH 1029: Contemporary Mathematics 3
BIOL 1001: General Biology I 3
BIOL 1002: General Biology II 3
PHSC 1001: Physical Science I 3
General Education Communication Studies 3
General Education History 3
General Education Social Sciences 6
General Education Humanities 3
Total Required Credit Hours 39


Psychology Core: 14 Courses  Credit Hours
PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 2525: Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity 3
PSYC 3017: Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences 3
PSYC 3800: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology 3
PSYC 4082 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 4900: Senior Seminar in Psychology 3
PSYC 3140: Social Psychology OR PSYC 3081 3
PSYC 3032: Principles and Theories of Learning OR PSYC 4020: Tests and Measurements 3
PSYC 4017: Advanced Research Methods in the Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
PSYC 4060: Drugs and Behavior in Psychology OR PSYC 4034: Physiological Psychology 3
PSYC Electives 9
KINS 1600: Personal & Community Health OR KINS 3660: Stress Management 3
PSYC 2070: Developmental Psychology 3
Total Required Credit Hours 48


Psychology Electives: 13 Courses  Credit Hours
English Literature Elective or ENGL 3002: Technical Writing 3
Humanities 6
Natural Science Lab Electives 2
Free Electives or Optional Minor 22
Total Required Credit Hours 33

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

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 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

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?

What Will I Learn? --- Online Psychology

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 LSUA's Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program through LSU Online?

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

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