Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Earn Your Psychology Degree at Wilson College Online

Global conversations surrounding mental health, workers’ rights, and social justice have triggered a critical need for psychology professionals who understand the intricacies of human behavior. No matter your industry of interest—from business and healthcare to nonprofits and social work—you can meet your unique career goals by choosing a concentration in general psychology, leadership and organizational management, or healthcare.

At Wilson College Online, you’ll get a well-rounded sampling of clinical, cognitive, and behavioral psychology so that you can uncover your unique purpose. Our devoted faculty, small class sizes, and personalized learning environment will give you the in-demand skills to break into the field of psychology with confidence.

Choose Wilson for Your Psychology Degree

Our online psychology program is rooted in a commitment to cultivating ethical leaders who are equipped with the modern skills to contribute across professional environments. During your time in the program, you’ll:

  • Understand the breadth of opportunities that are available to you in the field of psychology
  • Develop a firm grasp of human behavior and how that behavior drives decision-making
  • Learn to interpret research findings and apply them toward socially conscious initiatives
  • Engage in courses concerning cognitive, developmental, and behavioral studies

What Will You Do With Your Psychology Degree?

A degree in psychology prepares you for graduate study or a career in a variety of industries, from business, HR, and marketing all the way to counseling, social work, and criminal justice. Our degree is highly customizable, meaning you get to choose the courses that make up your preferred concentration to ensure alignment with your interests and desired career path.

Some potential career paths include:

General Psychology Concentration:

  • Mental health Counselor
  • Social worker
  • Correctional or child development specialist

Leadership and Management Concentration:

  • Public relations representative
  • Human resources specialist
  • Market research analyst

Healthcare Concentration:

  • Healthcare administrator
  • Health education specialist
  • Community health worker

Curriculum & Courses

Major Requirements

The following are the major's requirements. Students must also fulfill all other requirements in the degree to obtain 120 credits for graduation.

Required Courses

PSY 110

Introduction to Psychology

3 credit hours

PSY 115

Understanding Statistics

3 credit hours

PSY 217

Social Psychology

3 credit hours

PSY 217L

Psychology Research Lab

1 credit hours

PSY 218


3 credit hours

PSY 341

Experimental Methods in Psychology

3 credit hours

PSY 468

History and Systems of Psychology

3 credit hours

SOC 120

Introduction to Sociology

3 credit hours

PSY 401

Advanced Seminar (Capstone Experience)

3 credit hours

General Concentration

Five Psychology Electives (at least two at 300 level):

15 credit hours

Leadership and Organizational Management Concentration

Two Psychology Electives (at least one at 300 level)

6 credit hours

PSY 230

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

3 credit hours

Business Foundation

BUS 124

Introduction to Management

3 credit hours

Choose 3

BUS 220

Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management

3 credit hours

BUS 223

Marketing Management

3 credit hours

BUS 321

Labor/Employee Relations

3 credit hours

BUS 322

Organizational Behavior

3 credit hours

BUS 326

Human Resources Management

3 credit hours


Leadership Models and Practices

3 credit hours

SOC 310

Transforming Communities

3 credit hours

Healthcare Concentration

Two Psychology Electives (at least one at 300 level)

6 credit hours

PSY 331

Health Psychology

3 credit hours

Choose 3:

GS 240

Global Health

3 credit hours

HSC 222

Narrative Medicine

3 credit hours

HSC 330

Health Promotion/Program Development

3 credit hours

NUR 280

Healthcare Informatics

3 credit hours

PHI 230

Healthcare Ethics

3 credit hours

RLS 223

Death and Dying

3 credit hours

Total Credits: 40-46 credit hours

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“At any larger university, you are only one of many, a mere statistic. At Wilson, you are treated as a person with ideas and opportunities. If you have an idea and talk to the right people, they will look you in the eye, smile, and say, ‘Why not‘?”
–James Pasaribu, Psychology ‘22

Tuition and Financial Aid

$380 per credit hour

Summer ’24: $370 per credit hour Fall ’24: $380 per credit hour

6-14 credits per semester

6-14 credits per semester

Financial assistance and payment plans available

Financial assistance and payment plans available

Wilson College Online is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. We’re proud to offer online courses at under $400 per credit hour as a private college—which is lower than the national average cost of four-year public universities. Plus, our dedicated financial services team will help you along the way.

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Personal Learning Environment

Our 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio ensures every student gets the individualized attention they deserve.

Flexible Coursework

Flexible Coursework

Asynchronous coursework allows you to work at your own pace with no set class times—enabling you to earn a degree when and where it makes sense for you.

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Attentive Faculty

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Regional Recognition

Wilson College provides the opportunity for transformative education, which is why U.S. News named the institution among the Top Performers on Social Mobility in the North.

Ethical Education

Ethical Education

Our liberal arts emphasis creates agents of justice who fuel meaningful positive change in society. You’ll learn to put your degree toward social good.

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Sense of Belonging

Our online programs honor Wilson’s rich history of providing accessible and inclusive education. No matter your background, you belong at Wilson.

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What You Need for Admission

We believe in equitable education and the individuality of every student. Each student has had their own experiences that have led them to Wilson, and those specific experiences should be weighed when a student is applying for admission.

That’s why Wilson College Online reviews every application on a holistic, case-by-case basis, without any steadfast GPA or standardized test score requirements. Every student's application is assessed solely on their own merits, not against any hardline admission requirements.

Required Documents for
First-Time-in-College Applicants

  • Official high school transcript

Required Documents for
Transfer Applicants

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official college transcript(s)

About Wilson College

Initially founded as an all-women’s college in 1869, Wilson College’s mission is to empower students to be confident critical thinkers, creative visionaries, effective communicators, and agents of justice in their communities. Across all programs and fields of study, the College is fiercely committed to and passionate about providing student-centric education and individualized attention and support to ensure our students succeed.

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