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  • Online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

    BS in Psychology

    As a student in Drexel University's online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology program, you’ll explore the multifaceted world of psychology from every angle. Whether you are learning foundational knowledge from your core classes or developing your own interests and expertise through electives, you will emerge well-versed in the rigorous, evidence-based methodologies that are integral to the field. An online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Drexel offers invaluable skills that can be leveraged for success no matter what career path you choose, making you an indispensable asset to any employer and an appealing candidate for advanced graduate work.

    What is a Bachelor’s in Psychology?

    The field of psychology focuses on the brain, mental processes, behavior, and development. Psychologists devote their careers to investigating how biological, psychological, environmental, and social factors impact the way we grow, learn and act in day-to-day life. A BS in Psychology is a research-based degree that prepares you for the job market or more advanced graduate work in the field.

    BS in Psychology Online Program Features

    • Learn to frame and find answers to important questions regarding human behavior, cognition and emotion, and how to apply these findings to improve lives
    • Courses emphasize sequences in research methodology and statistics, preparing you for a future in everything from research to corporate settings
    • Prepare for careers in fields like business, applied neuroscience, forensics, law, health sciences, and more
    • Opportunities to develop your own research with an optional senior thesis
    • Fully online classes mean that you can participate and learn around your schedule
    • Classes are taught by distinguished faculty from the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

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    What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s in Psychology?

    Many students who earn their BS in Psychology go on to earn a master’s degree or PhD and work as a clinical, research or organizational psychologist. But there are plenty of job opportunities for those who choose to enter the workplace after receiving their bachelor’s degree. A significant number of graduates hold positions as case managers, laboratory assistants, social services specialists, psychiatric technicians, and rehabilitation specialists. Moreover, psychology majors are often found in such fields as sales, marketing and advertising, teaching and criminal justice.

    Bachelor’s in Psychology Salary Expectations

    Given that graduates with a BS in Psychology can pursue a wide range of career paths, salaries and job titles will vary greatly. Here are the median salaries for some of the more commonly held positions.


    Median Salary (2017)

    Career and Technical Education Teacher


    Child Care Worker


    Human Resource Manager


    Market Researcher


    Medical and Health Service Manager


    Probation Officer / Correctional Treatment Specialist


    Psychiatric Technician


    Research / Laboratory Assistant


    Sales Manager


    Social and Community Service Manager


    Social Worker




    Source: BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net

    How Long Does It Take to Earn a Bachelor’s in Psychology?

    Drexel’s online BS in Psychology consists of 180-quarter credits. However, you can transfer up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any regionally accredited institution of higher learning as long as you have earned a grade of C or better. The number of transferred credits and selection of the full-time or part-time option will determine the total amount of time it will take to complete the program.

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    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    You can transfer up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes.

    The curriculum and course descriptions for this program can be found in the Drexel University Course Catalog.

    Admissions Criteria

    • Transfer Students
      • A minimum of 24 previous college semester credits (36 quarter credits) with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institution
      • GPA of 2.5 or above
      • Not sure if you meet these requirements?
        Enroll in our Peirce-Drexel Pathway Program, and maximize your transfer credits at Peirce on your way to earning your online bachelor's at Drexel.
    • First-Year Students
      • Between 0 – 23 previous college semester credits from a regionally accredited institution
      • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED
    • Non-Matriculated Option
      • Drexel University also offers a non-matriculated option, where you can take courses without being enrolled in a degree-granting program.

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
      • Transfer Students
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
      • First-Year Students
        • Official high school transcripts
        • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
        • Personal Essay
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2023-2024 is $459 per credit. (A 52% tuition savings off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $956 per credit)

    The 52% tuition savings applies only to new students starting in the Fall 2023, Winter 2024, Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 terms and cannot be combined with any other tuition benefits available through Drexel University.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

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    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

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    Winter 2024

    January 8, 2024

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    Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

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    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

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