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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.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 Introduction to Research (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 Program and Career Exploration in Health and Sciences (3 Credits, PACE 111S) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 Academic Writing I (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 Digital Media and Society (3 Credits, CMST 301) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 Elements of Nutrition (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
6 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 100) Major
7 Foundations of Oral Communication (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
8 Introduction to Statistics (3 Credits, STAT 200) General Education: Math; Major
9 Academic Writing II (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
10 Research Methods in Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 300) Major
11 Introduction to Humanities (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
12 Introduction to Biology (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
13 Technology in Contemporary Society (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Major
14 Understanding Movies (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 3-credit elective course Elective
16 Economics in the Information Age (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 Biological Basis of Behavior (3 Credits, PSYC 301) Major
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 Sensation and Perception (3 Credits, PSYC 310) Major
20 3-credit elective course Elective
21 Social Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 321) Major
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 Theories of Personality (3 Credits, PSYC 335) Major
24 Advanced Research Writing (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
25 3-credit elective course Elective
26 Memory and Cognition (3 Credits, PSYC 341) Major
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 Lifespan Development (3 Credits, PSYC 351) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 Abnormal Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 353) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3 Credits, PSYC 436) Major

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