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Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in psychology, counseling and social work.


Bachelor of Science

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


Online Psychology Degree

Bachelor of Science

Husson Online’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program opens your future to a variety of opportunities in academia and the professional world. Through this fully online career-focused program, you’ll learn how the human mind works and gain the practical skills and experience you need for career success in social services, criminal justice, marketing, clinical research, teaching and more. You can also focus your studies on one of many sub-fields of psychology, such as clinical or counseling psychology, trauma and resiliency, forensic psychology and more. That way, you'll delve deeper into the topics that interest you, and better prepare yourself for success in the field of your choosing.

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2024 Term Start Dates

March 11 - Term 4
May 6 - Term 5
July 1 - Term 6

Multiple start dates throughout the year
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Our bachelor’s degree in psychology also offers you several opportunities to expand your skill set and focus on specific career paths that fit your talents and interests. Our undergraduate Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy teaches you about human-animal interactions and how to integrate animals into therapeutic treatment settings. If you're interested in helping people right away, you can 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:

Through our online bachelor's degree in psychology, you'll take courses that give you a deep understanding of how the human mind works and what can be done to maintain its well-being. You'll also be able to focus your coursework on the sub-fields of psychology that interest you, such as clinical or counseling psychology, forensic psychology, psychology of learning, trauma and resiliency, mind-body connection and others. 

Some of the online psychology classes you can take at Husson include:

MH 202 Mind-Body Connection

This course emphasizes the assisting of consumers of mental health services in accessing whole health, integrated care. You'll learn how developing an understanding of the mind-body connection can help those with chronic health conditions, mental health and substance use disorders, medication needs, stress, and other factors affecting wellness. This course is one of eight courses required for eligibility for MHRT/C certification.

PY 231 Social Psychology

Through this course, you'll explore how the behavior, beliefs and perceptions of individuals are impacted by social interactions with other individuals and groups of people. and classic research in the field of social influence and perception. For example, you may look at what causes bullying in schools, why certain stereotypes exist or why certain types of people like or dislike eachother. Throughout this course, you'll be introduced to several concepts that provide understanding of the world in new ways. 

PY 447 Trauma and Resiliency

You'll examine the theory and methodology of sexual abuse, non-sexual trauma and the effects of trauma. You'll also learn about awareness of abuse, recognizing the sources of trauma and developing a recovery plan through the use of available resources for prevention and treatment in the State of Maine. 

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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. You can pursue a career in research, teaching, healthcare, counseling, legal studies, business, criminal justice and more. You are also well-prepared for a variety of graduate and professional programs.

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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