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Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science Online

Complete Coursework: Varies Credit Hours: 120 Tuition: $437 per credit hour

Overview


Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science Online

In this 100% online program, you will study the psychological bases of behavior and learn the skills necessary to both understand and carry out research. You will also take courses on psychology's major perspectives and choose elective classes in your specific areas of interest.

In this program, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of experimental research methods in psychological research
  • Prepare for future career paths with an assessment of individual values, interests, and abilities, and an investigation of psychology-related vocations
  • Study abnormal psychology and the symptoms, causes, and treatment of major mental disorders
  • Learn about the cognitive methodology, theory, and empirical basis of the scientific study of human memory and information processing, including thinking and problem-solving concept formation

Courses

In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science online, students must complete 13 core courses (39 credit hours), 37 general education credit hours, 13 credit hours of major electives, 12 credit hours from a declared area of focus, six credit hours of foreign language courses, and 13 credit hours of free electives—for a total of 120 credit hours. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of our B.A. in Psychological Science online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Undergraduate admission is required for all NKU bachelor's programs. To apply, create an account (using an email and password) and follow the on-screen instructions. Any and all transcripts from colleges attended will need to be sent directly to the university. Please reach out to one of our enrollment specialists for assistance with any step in the admission process.

To learn more about B.A. in Psychological Science online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Tuition for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science online degree program can vary depending on transfer credits. Tuition is $437 per credit hour, not including required fees. The application fee is $40. Tuition is the same for students living inside or outside Kentucky and can be paid by the course.

To learn more about B.A. in Psychological Science online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science online degree program is convenient and accessible. After selecting the desired start date, students should consider deadlines for completing an application, turning in all required documentation, registering for classes, and paying tuition.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the B.A. in Psychological Science online, view calendar.

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Courses


For the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science online, students must complete 13 core courses (39 credit hours), 37 general education credit hours, 13 credit hours of major electives, 12 credit hours from a declared area of focus, six credit hours of foreign language courses, and 13 credit hours of free electives. Students should consult with their academic advisor to devise their individual degree plan and to answer any questions about required and elective courses.

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Students must take the following courses:

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers trends and ideas that have helped shape Western political heritage.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic assumptions, theories, and empirical data relating neurobiological mechanisms and psychological processes of behavior; structural functional relationship of parts of the nervous system and their role in behavior.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines psychological theory and research on developmental and individual differences across the lifespan in physical, cognitive, personality, and social domains; biological, psychosocial, cultural, and contextual influences on development are also examined. Prerequisite: PSY 100. Students with credit for PSY 220, PSY 319, and/or PSY 320 cannot receive credit for PSY 321.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers symptoms, causes, and treatment of major mental disorders; research methods in psychopathology.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines behavioral methodology, theory, and the empirical basis of the scientific study of learning; classical and instrumental conditioning, discrimination and generalization, and the role of reward, punishment, and other motivational variables.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the cognitive methodology, theory, and empirical basis of the scientific study of human memory and information processing; thinking; problem-solving concept formation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course will explore leading in both diverse and global environments. Students will gain appreciation for the importance of understanding both domestic diversity and global experiences and viewpoints. This course looks at the multitudes of issues involved in leading in these dynamic contexts by examining concepts such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender, identity, prejudice and privilege, worldview, and holism. Upon completion of this course, students will understand issues of intercultural leadership and communication and build their capacities and skills for leading in diverse and global contexts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Graphical descriptive measures; numerical descriptive measures; probability; hypothesis testing, estimation; analysis of variance; chi-square; regression; analysis by means of statistical software.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers personal growth and development including personal health; stress management; values clarification; moral dilemmas; interpersonal relations; social problems; career development. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an overview of research findings in personality psychology; emphasis on empirically supported conclusions regarding personality. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the psychology of work behavior; interpersonal relations and organizational effectiveness; communication, morale, stress, leadership styles, values, ethics, problem-solving techniques, and cross-cultural aspects of the work experience. The approach to learning is experiential and may include some field assignments. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Current theories and research in understanding visual perception of color, movement, and illusions; perception in other sensory modalities. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Psychological principles in business and industry; motivation, job satisfaction, leadership and communication theory, organizational structure, performance appraisal, personnel testing and selection, training, workplace design, and work environment. Prerequisite: PSY 100.

Students must take 13 credit hours, nine of which must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Students must complete a minor or take 12 credit hours from a declared area of focus outside of PSY courses.

Students must take six credit hours of the same language to fulfill the foreign language requirement.

Students must take 13 credit hours of free electives. Remember, some of these may have to be at the 300/400 level to reach the required 45 total hours of 300+ work for graduation.

Students must take 37 credit hours of general education courses, selected from the following categories. Note, some general education courses may be part of the major/minor/focus requirements. If so, those courses may be used to count for both general education and the major/minor/focus.

  • General Education Courses:
    • Communication; Written (3)
    • Communication; Written II (3)
    • Communication; Oral (3)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Mathematics and Statistics (3)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Natural Sciences with lab (4)
    • Scientific and Quantitative Inquiry;
  • Natural Sciences without lab (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Cultural Pluralism (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Individual and Society (3)
    • Self and Society;
  • Individual and Society (3)
  • Culture and Creativity (3)
  • Culture and Creativity (3)
  • Global Viewpoints (3)
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Admissions


It's time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science online program, along with information on required documentation.

B.A. in Psychological Science Online Requirements

Applicants for the B.A. in Psychological Science online program are evaluated on a holistic basis and must meet the following requirements:

Transfer Admission

Transfer applicants are students who have graduated from high school and have previously attempted coursework for credit (other than college credits taken while in high school) at another regionally accredited college or university.

Students who have a GPA of at least a 2.00 from a regionally accredited institution and who have 24 or more transferable credit hours must submit the following:

  • An online application form.
  • A $40 nonrefundable application fee.*
  • Official transcripts from each college attended.

Students with a GPA of at least 2.00 and fewer than 24 transferable credit hours are evaluated based on the freshman admission standards and must supply the following:

  • An online application form.
  • A $40 nonrefundable application fee.*
  • Official transcripts from each college attended.
  • Final and official high school transcript or GED scores.
  • ACT or SAT or COMPASS/Accuplacer test scores.

Freshman Applicants

A freshman applicant is a prospective student who has not attempted coursework at a regionally accredited college or university (other than college credit earned while in high school or during the summer immediately following high school graduation).

Students who are 21 years or older and have never attended college (other than college credits taken while in high school) must supply:

Students who are under 21 years old and have never attended college (other than college credits taken while in high school) must supply:

  • An online application form.
  • A $40 nonrefundable application fee.*
  • Official high school transcripts or GED scores.
  • Required ACT scores for undergraduate admission: 18 (English, math, reading), or required SAT scores for undergraduate admission: (prior to March 2016) 430 (math and writing subscores), 450 (critical reading), or (March 2016 forward) 23.5 (math), and 25 (reading, writing, and language).

Some courses may require additional placement testing depending on transfer credit or ACT scores.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

NKU Office of Admissions
Lucas Administrative Center
302 Lucas Administrative Center
Highland Heights, KY 41099

Have a question? Call us at 800-985-7215 800-985-7215.

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Tuition


The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour* Per Course*
Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Science $437 $1,311

*Does not include $960 in total fees that will be divided and assessed by credit hour based on the number of hours taken.

Tuition is subject to change at any time.

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Calendar


For the B.A. in Psychological Science Online

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Summer 2 June 25, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 20, 2018 June 25, 2018 August 10, 2018
Fall 1 August 20, 2018 August 6, 2018 August 13, 2018 August 15, 2018 August 20, 2018 October 5, 2018
Fall 2 October 17, 2018 October 8, 2018 October 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 17, 2018 December 7, 2018
Spring 1 January 14, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 7, 2019 January 9, 2019 January 9, 2019 March 1, 2019
Spring 2 March 18, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 13, 2019 May 3, 2019
Summer 1 May 13, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 8, 2019 May 8, 2019 June 28, 2019
Summer 2 July 1, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 24, 2019 June 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 August 16, 2019
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