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Online Bachelor's Degree


Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
  • $250 per credit
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Explore the fascinating landscape of the human mind and prepare for a career in human services or further graduate study with a bachelor's degree in psychology

The Bachelor of Science in psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus will help prepare you for graduate study or a multitude of careers in the field. While acquiring a knowledge base of theory, research, and practice in psychological sciences, you'll hone your quantitative skills, written and oral communication proficiencies, analytical and scientific reasoning, and ability to analyze human behavior.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 33

  • (3 Credits, PSYC 100)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 300)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 301)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 310) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 321)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 335)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 341) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 351) or any upper-level PSYC course
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 353)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 436)
  • (3 Credits, PSYC 495)

Related Required Course

The following may be applied to general education or elective requirements:

  • (3 Credits, STAT 200)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

SequenceCourseRequirement(s) Fulfilled
1Introduction to Research (1 Credit, LIBS 150)General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2Program and Career Exploration in Health and Sciences (3 Credits, PACE 111S)General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3Academic Writing I (3 Credits, WRTG 111)General Education: Communication
4Digital Media and Society (3 Credits, CMST 301)General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5Elements of Nutrition (3 Credits, NUTR 100)General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 100)Major
7Foundations of Oral Communication (3 Credits, SPCH 100)General Education: Communication
8Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits, STAT 200)General Education: Math; Major
9Academic Writing II (3 Credits, WRTG 112)General Education: Communication
10Research Methods in Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 300)Major
11Introduction to Humanities (3 Credits, HUMN 100)General Education: Arts & Humanities
12Introduction to Biology (4 Credits, BIOL 103)General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13Technology in Contemporary Society (3 Credits, BEHS 103)General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14Understanding Movies (3 Credits, ARTH 334)General Education: Arts & Humanities
153-credit elective courseElective
16Economics in the Information Age (3 Credits, ECON 103)General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17Biological Basis of Behavior (3 Credits, PSYC 301)Major
183-credit elective courseElective
19Sensation and Perception (3 Credits, PSYC 310)Major
203-credit elective courseElective
21Social Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 321)Major
223-credit elective courseElective
23Theories of Personality (3 Credits, PSYC 335)Major
24Advanced Research Writing (3 Credits, WRTG 391)General Education: Communication
253-credit elective courseElective
26Memory and Cognition (3 Credits, PSYC 341)Major
273-credit elective courseElective
283-credit elective courseElective
29Lifespan Development (3 Credits, PSYC 351)Major
303-credit elective courseElective
313-credit elective courseElective
32Abnormal Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 353)Major
333-credit elective courseElective
343-credit elective courseElective
35Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 436)Major

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