B.Sc. Online


Pennsylvania State University

48 months
590 USD/credit 18142 USD/year
590 USD/credit 18142 USD/year
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Tailor your degree to align with your career goals by choosing to focus on life sciences or the business aspects of psychology. This online Psychology degree program at Pennsylvania State University emphasizes research methods and critical thinking and offers opportunities for career exploration in psychology and related fields.


The Bachelor of Science in Psychology program at Pennsylvania State University offers flexibility in designing a curriculum that suits your goals and career plans. Core courses provide an overview of the field of psychology, a background in research methods and critical thinking, and the opportunity for career exploration in psychology and related fields. As a student in the program, you have access to faculty who are active in research, clinical practice, or service related fields.

Two options within the degree provide the opportunity to supplement your course work in psychology with the courses you chose to customize your degree:

  • The Life Sciences option of this Psychology degree allows students to complement their education in psychology with course work focused on the life sciences most closely related to psychology, including anthropology, biology, and biobehavioral health. It is an excellent choice for individuals considering graduate education in psychology.
  • The Business option provides students ways to enhance their psychology course work with courses in business, leadership, ethics, and diversity. 


The Life Sciences option provides the background necessary for careers in counseling, health care, or other professions that provide care for substance abuse, eating disorders, or other disorders involving both behavior and biology. 

The Business option can prepare graduates for a range of careers in business, human resources, management, or health care administration. It is also an excellent choice for individuals considering further study in industrial-organizational psychology, consumer behavior, or leadership. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology as a Science and Profession
  • Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Basic Research Methods in Psychology
  • Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Employment Relations
  • Work and Occupations
  • Genes, Evolution and Behavior

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  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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123 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for this program, you must be a high school graduate, or have completed your GED. 
  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable).
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18142 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18142 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 590 USD per credit during 48 months.

or $632 per credit if you have 60 or more credits


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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