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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Family and Community Dynamics

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Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

Start a Rewarding Psychology Career

LSU Alexandria

With LSU Alexandria’s Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Family and Community Dynamics through LSU Online, you can 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. Upon graduation, students have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by starting a meaningful career in a variety of organizations, such as nonprofits, healthcare facilities, educational settings, corrections, human resources departments, and more.

Total Credit Hours
120

Cost Per Credit Hour
$291

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Help People

With a career in psychology, you have the opportunity to use your education and training to truly make a difference by helping people when they need it most.

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100% Online

All classes in this bachelor’s degree program are completed in a flexible, online format, enabling students to earn their degree while balancing school, work, and life.

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Affordability

The Online BS in Psychology with a concentration in Family and Community Dynamics ranked #2 in the 2020 Most Affordable Online Psychology Degree Programs by EduRef.net.

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Continuous Support

You receive continuous support from the application process through graduation, including a dedicated Enrollment Concierge to assist you in applying and a Learner Concierge to provide support as you earn your degree.


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Cost

The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. For the Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Family and Community Dynamics degree, you are able to transfer 75% of previous credits. LSU Online offers financial aid to those who qualify. Learn more.

Total credit hours for program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $291

Total cost with fees and 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
  • Gen Ed Fine Arts (Fine Arts, Music, Theater) | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Communication Studies | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education History | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Humanities | Credit Hours: 3
  • General Education Mathematics | Credit Hours: 3
  • MATH 1021 College Algebra | Credit Hours: 3
  • Biology and Physical Science | Credit Hours: 9
  • General Education Social Science | Credit Hours: 3
  • PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology | Credit Hours: 3

Major Requirements

  • PSYC 2000: Introduction to Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 3001: Cultural Diversity | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 3800: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 4900: Senior Seminar in Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 2525: Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 3017: Research Methodology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 4017: Advanced Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 2070: Developmental Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 4082: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • KINS 3660: Stress Management OR KINS 1600: Personal and Community Health | Credit hours: 3

Concentration Requirements

  • PSYC 3081: Personality Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 3140: Social Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • PSYC 4060: Drugs and Behavior in Psychology | Credit hours: 3
  • CJUS 2092: Dynamics of Family Violence | Credit hours: 3
  • CJUS 3215: Juvenile Delinquency | Credit hours: 3
  • CJUS 3530: Corrections within the Community | Credit hours: 3

Major Electives

  • ENGL 3002: Technical Writing | Credit hours: 3
  • Humanities Electives | Credit hours: 6
  • Natural Science Electives | Credit hours: 2
  • Free Electives | Credit hours: 22

Must complete 39 general education credits including 9 credits in natural sciences, 9 credits in humanities, 6 credits in English composition, 6 credits in analytical reasoning, 6 credits in social sciences, and 3 credits in arts.

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 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 OR
    • 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
  • Counselor
  • Direct Care Worker
  • Healthcare Counselor
  • Corrections Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Community Programs Counselor

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