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Program at a Glance

Type
Online Bachelor’s
College
Science

Costs
$179.19
Per Credit Hour

16
Week
Terms
Term Calendar
120
Credit
Hours
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Costs
$715.80
Per Credit Hour

16
Weeks
Terms
Term Calendar
120
Credit
Hours
Credit Hour Clock


Explore the frontier of the human mind and behavior.

A rich and fascinating field, psychology is filled with robust opportunities for personal growth and the opportunity to kick-start a rewarding career. When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’ll be equipped to make a difference within academic, clinical or other settings.

Through UCF Online, you will learn the foundations of psychology that will prepare you for your future path. You’ll study terminology, research and statistical methods, physiology, psychology history and more. With six tracks to choose from — clinical, experimental, general, human factors, industrial/organizational and neuroscience — you’ll be able to personalize your program with your interests and goals.

All students are encouraged to take part in research, fieldwork, internships and student organizations to deepen their understanding and put their classroom learning into real-world practice. A capstone project is also available for students who wish to dig deeper. If you’re ready to begin your exciting, meaningful career in psychology, get started today.

Program Tracks

This track is geared toward the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

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A track for students to focus on design, analysis and dissemination of research through experimentation related to behavior.

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This track is designed for students who want to apply human behavior to the design and use of products, systems, tools and environments for comfortable human use.

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This track is designed for students who want to understand productivity, management and employee working styles to improve quality of life related to workplace.

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This track is designed for students who want to understand how the brain affects cognitive function and behavior.

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This track is designed for students who want to have a general understanding of psychology.

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Highlights

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Learn from one of the largest psychology departments in the western hemisphere

Application Deadlines

Fall

July 1


Spring

Nov 1


Summer

March 1

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Course Requirements

In order to earn your Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’ll need to complete 120 credit hours. Of the 120 credit hours needed to complete this degree, 81 credit hours will be completed within the major. Your course schedule may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Number of Core Classes

You’ll need to complete 29 credit hours of core psychology courses beyond classes required in the general education program. In addition to your core courses, you’ll need to take 3 credit hours of diversity restricted electives, 6 hours in math/science electives and 15-16 hours of credits in your choice psychology track. You’ll also need to complete a psychology capstone. Lastly, at least 21 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses must be taken from the UCF Psychology Department.

Tracks and Capstone

Required credit hours for tracks vary between 15-16 credit hours within each specialization. The Psychology bachelor of science degree also has a capstone course requirement.

Courses You’ll Take Include

Understand how factors like growth, genetics and social influences affect behavior through the lifespan.

Use statistical methods to analyze data in ways relevant to research in psychology.

Abnormal Psychology

Learn more about the causes, classification and treatment of unusual behavior patterns.


Skills You’ll Gain

  • Understand methodological, statistical and technical skills necessary to conduct psychological research
  • Apply psychological knowledge to real-life problems
  • Enhance the local community and the profession of psychology by participating in extracurricular activities such as research, volunteer and internships, as well as various student organizations that are affiliated with the major
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Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program, combined with your professional experience, will enable you to grow within your field. Some positions that may be available to you upon graduation include:

  • School Psychologists*
  • Clinical Psychologists*
  • Counseling Psychologists*
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
  • Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors

*May require an advanced or terminal degree

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Why UCF Online?

With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.


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Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way.

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