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Bachelor of Science

Quick Facts

Total Credit Hours: 121-122
Time to Completion: 12-24 months*
Tuition: $398 per credit hour**


Online Psychology Degree

Bachelor of Science

Though the healthcare field is traditionally focused on healing sickness and injuries, making sure that people are mentally healthy is essential as well. Mental health professionals do important work – not only helping their patients lead better and happier lives, but also providing valuable insights about how our society can function at its best. With many online psychology programs to choose from, learn more about why a degree from Husson may be your key to success!

Prepare for a career in psychology 

  • Flexible psychology classes online with 24/7 access
  • 7-week courses
  • Accredited by NECHE
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • Prepare for the MHRT/C Certification

Our fully online bachelor’s degree in psychology can train you for a career or further graduate study. You'll learn about the human mind, how it processes emotions and thoughts, and how to keep it healthy, all from the convenience of your computer. You’ll be able to tailor your study to your interests and choose to focus on one of the many sub-fields of psychology. That way, you'll delve deeper into the topics that interest you, and better prepare yourself for work in the field of your choosing. You can also expand your skill set and build your résumé by earning an undergraduate Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy. If you're interested in helping people right away, you can also earn the Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician / Community (MHRT/C) Certification in Maine. In just a short time, you'll be able to serve your community, helping to improve mental health and wellness.

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*Based on a student transferring in between 60-90 credits **All rates subject to change. Please see Cost and Aid for more information.

Courses you will take:

The online bachelor’s degree in psychology requires you to complete 121-122 credits to earn your degree. You can tailor your study to your interests and choose to focus on one of the many sub-fields of psychology. These include clinical or counseling psychology, forensic psychology, sports psychology, trauma and resiliency, mind-body connection and others.  Reach out today if you’d like more information or if you would like to speak to an enrollment counselor. 

2023 Start Dates

Term 5
May 8

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EH105 College Writing: 3
HE 111 The Husson Experience 1
MS 132 Probability and Statistics: 3
MS 141 Contemporary College Algebra (or higher): 4
PY 111 General Psychology Lab: 3

Science with Lab: 3–4
Literature Elective: 3
Foreign Culture & Conversation Elective: 3
Fine Arts Elective: 3
Global Elective: 3
Philosophical Elective: 3
Communications Elective: 3
Communications Elective: 3

PY 141 Human Growth and Development: 3
PY 231 Social Psychology: 3
PY 242 Research Methods: 3
PY 442 Seminar in Psychology: 3
PY 491 Field Placement: 3

PY 335 Behavioral, Psychological, & Rehabilitation Intervention Mod: 3
MH 200 Community Integration and Inclusion: 3
PY 113 Ethics and Professional Conduct: 3
PY 447 Trauma and Resiliency: 3
MH 201 Policy Knowledge: 3
MH 202 Mind-Body Connection: 3
PY 322 Cultural Competency: 3
MH 203 Vocational Support: 3

Faculty Spotlight

Shelby Helwig, Ph.D

Shelby Helwig, Ph.D, is an assistant professor of psychology at Husson University. She received her master's and and doctorate degrees in psychology from the University of Maine, Orono, and bachelor's degree in psychology from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania. Helwig has taught a variety of courses including General Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology and Applied Psychological Statistics. In her research, she takes a multi-method approach to investigate how individuals stand up to and cope with prejudice and discrimination. In particular, her dissertation investigated how women confront sexism and the benefits of confronting sexism for women’s psychological well-being and health. Helwig is passionate about assisting students in discovering the value that psychology has to their academic, professional and personal development.

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Career Outlook

With so many career pathways open to those with an online psychology degree, job growth is dependent on which path you choose.

For those with an MHRT/C Certification in Maine, the median salary in 2020 was $53,313, according to

Earning your bachelor of science in psychology online can lead to success in rewarding careers such as community integration services professional, rehabilitation technician, career counselor, child care worker, social worker, probation or parole officer and more.

Can You Earn a Psychology Degree Online?

Although not all schools offer psychology degree programs online, you will find a comprehensive one at Husson University. A completely online bachelor's degree in psychology can prepare you for a professional role or graduate school. From the comfort of your computer, you'll learn about how the human mind works, how we deal with emotions and thoughts and how to help others. You'll be able to customize your studies to your interests and specialize in one of psychology's numerous subfields. You'll learn more about the things that interest you and better prepare yourself for a job in the sector of your choice.

What Can You Do With a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?

Psychology is a field of study that translates well into many job opportunities. You could take the traditional route and look to work in the field of mental health, or you could apply your knowledge to other sectors such as marketing, sales, career counseling, human resources, writing, law enforcement and corrections, research and social services. There are few career options that won’t benefit from a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Are Husson’s Online Psychology Courses Accredited?

Husson University offers fully online degrees that are certified, affordable and career focused. The fully online psychology program is accredited by The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The United States Secretary of Education recognizes NECHE as a trustworthy authority on the educational quality of the schools it accredits. The Commission is also accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), confirming that its standards and methods are in accordance with the CHEA's quality, improvement, and accountability standards.

How Much Does an Online Psychology Degree Cost?

The current tuition rate at Husson University is $398 per credit hour. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology takes approximately 122 credit hours, making the total cost of your degree under $50,000. Students are able to save on tuition by transferring in credit—up to 90 credits from another accredited school. Husson offers a variety of financial aid options, and the staff can help you sort out what you need to apply.

How Long Does an Online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Take To Earn?

There are a number of variables that affect the amount of time it takes to earn a bachelor’s degree, which is typically four years of study. At Husson, we allow students to transfer up to 90 credits towards their degree, which can significantly shorten the time to graduation.

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