Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online

Move forward in a career in psychology or a related field with the advanced analytical, communication, and critical thinking skills this bachelor’s degree provides. This online program also prepares you for continued study at the graduate level.

Apply by: 10/12/21
Start class: 11/1/21

Program Overview

Discover WP’s 100% online bachelor's degree in psychology

$350 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours

Gain an in-depth understanding of the human mind, emotions, and behaviors with the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online program from William Paterson University. Our psychology courses help you to develop strong data analysis and writing skills that are relevant to today's workplace. They will also increase your knowledge of psychological theories and your ability to use this knowledge to explain and predict human behaviors in various social contexts.

The career-ready skills you will build from completing this flexible bachelor's in psychology online program will enhance your current work performance and prepare you for other professional and training opportunities. Coursework is 100 percent online and designed for working adults.

Graduates of the BA - Psychology program will:

  • Utilize research methods
  • Think creatively and critically
  • Analyze situations and information
  • Explore, introduce, and process innovative ideas
  • Utilize research methods
  • Think creatively and critically
  • Analyze situations and information
  • Explore, introduce, and process innovative ideas

Also available:

William Paterson University offers a variety of specialized bachelor's degrees. Check out all of our online undergraduate programs.

$350 Per Credit Hour
120* Credit Hours
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Tuition

The WP affordable online psychology degree

Undergraduate online programs from William Paterson University offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition. All fees are included in the total tuition.

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$350 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Important dates for our students

William Paterson University online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

10/12/21 Apply Date
11/1/21 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall II11/1/2110/12/2110/18/2110/26/2110/28/2112/19/217 weeks
Spring I1/24/221/3/221/9/221/18/221/20/223/13/227 weeks
Spring II3/21/223/1/223/7/223/15/223/17/225/8/227 weeks
Summer I5/16/224/26/225/2/225/10/225/12/227/3/227 weeks
Summer II7/11/226/21/226/27/227/5/227/7/228/28/227 weeks
Fall I9/6/228/16/228/22/228/30/229/1/2210/23/227 weeks
Fall II10/31/2210/11/2210/17/2210/25/2210/27/2212/18/227 weeks

Now enrolling:

10/12/21 Apply Date
11/1/21 Class Starts

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Admissions

See if you meet the requirements for the online bachelor's degree in psychology program

At William Paterson University, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

The requirements include:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

You must meet the following requirements for admission to this BA online program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts from each college attended or high school transcript if no prior college experience
    o Applicants must be at least two years post high school to enroll in our WP Online accelerated programs.
  • Complete online application and submit $50 application fee

Official transcripts, test scores, and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to:

Email address: [email protected]

Mail address:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
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300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470

Courses

Take a look at the online BA in Psychology curriculum

For the BA in Psychology online, you must complete 29 credit hours of psychology core courses and nine credit hours of psychology electives. Additional University Core Curriculum and elective credits will be required to complete the 120-credit BA degree. You may transfer up to 90 approved credit hours to decrease cost and time to completion

Students must complete the following courses:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Applied Statistics provides an introduction to basic statistical procedures for the behavioral sciences, including probability theory, hypothesis testing, and descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn how to use and select among a variety of statistical tests such as z-statistics, t-tests, analysis of variance, and correlation, as well as nonparametric tests such as chi-square. Technology intensive laboratory sessions train students in the use computer software to analyze data and create graphs that are appropriate for the sciences. Students will be charged an additional Psychology Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
This course builds upon skills acquired by students in PSY 2020. Students continue their study of scientific methods with emphasis upon experimental techniques in the behavioral sciences. Students are trained in a wide range of methods for studying human and animal participants consistent with American Psychological Association guidelines for ethical research. Students will continue to learn to use sophisticated software for the management and analysis of data. This is a writing intensive course that will require students to complete a minimum of 15 pages of formal writing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a foundation for understanding human physical, cognitive, and social-emotional aspects of development from conception to death. Theories and research findings of developmental psychology will be examined in its larger environment and socio-cultural context.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to social psychological theory, research, and application. At its best, social psychology is an interdisciplinary endeavor. Thus, in our attempt to understand human social interaction, we draw from sociology, political science, and history, as well as from more traditional psychological sources. Topics to be covered include attitude formation and change, social influence processes, social cognition, moral development, interpersonal attraction, aggression, prejudice, and political psychology.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces the student to the development of modern psychological thought beginning with the Greeks. While some topics, such as dualism, are discussed in terms of earlier origins, the emphasis is upon the development of post-renaissance concepts such as mechanism, determinism, and empiricism. The origins of the scientific method and the early attempt to apply this methodology to psychological issues are also presented from several perspectives. Particular attention is also given to the antecedents, formal development and ultimate fate of the major schools of thought in contemporary psychology.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course surveys the nature and concerns of personality theory. Coverage includes the contributions of major theorists from the classical psychoanalysis, social analytic, humanistic, radical and cognitive behavioristic viewpoints.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores some of the major relationships between brain functions and behavior and the methods and techniques that are currently used to examine these relationships. In addition, current research findings and how these findings impact on our lives are discussed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course critically examines human information-processing capabilities and limitations. Emphasis will be placed on theoretical principles that underlie various cognitive functions including: attention, perception, memory, language, and problem solving. Developmental aspects of cognition will be included in the discussion of these topics. Students will also be exposed to some of the research that has shed significant light on the nature of cognition.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course serves as an integration of previous learning and an opportunity for the student to “pull it all together” where students review and evaluate what they have previously been exposed to and integrate and synthesis their learning into a coherent theoretical model of human behavior and thought. The course also serves as an opportunity for students to self-define what kind of theoretical orientations they privately endorse for the purposes of their own future development and growth. To these ends, students will be expected to display their knowledge coherently in written and oral form. This is a writing intensive course that will require students to complete a minimum of 15 pages of formal writing.
Students must select 3 from the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to the science and practice of industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology. Psychological theory and research are applied to the solution of problems in business and industry. After an overview of research methods and the history of I/O psychology, students are exposed to basic concepts from human resources psychology, organizational development, and consumer behavior.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course presents students with an introduction to the breadth of concepts, social issues, and research approaches that characterize community psychology. Unlike many other areas of Psychology,community psychology utilizes an ecological approach in examining adaptive and maladaptive behavior such that it may not be an issue with an individual but rather the fit of the individual with the context. Context here is viewed as multi-layered, behavior is examined as a function of the individual within networks of people, institutions, and social systems. Students will learn to recognize the complexity of the ecological perspective and the many circles of social influence with an eye to advancing the well-being of individuals and communities. In addition to examining theory-based research, this course will also focus on applied service delivery. The promotion of health, the prevention of mental health problems, and the design of community-level interventions will be addressed.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores concepts of psychological abnormality and distinguishes between the main theoretical approaches to understanding behavior, normal and abnormal. These models or explanations are actively applied to discussions of major syndromes of abnormal behavior, with special reference to the revised DSM-IV. Prerequisite(s): PSY 1100
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines traditional schools of psychology as they pertain to the psychological experience of African-Americans. Alternative psychological considerations relative to the African-American experience, including those advanced by noted African-American psychologists, are also explored.
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