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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. 

This Palmetto College Online Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology is issued by Aiken, one of USC’s senior campuses. 


Palmetto College's Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to equip students with important skills suited for a variety of career paths or graduate programs, including ethical reasoning and action, quantitative literacy, intercultural knowledge and competence, and applied experiences.

Our psychology program involves real-world applications connecting the perspectives of the various subfields of psychology, and the appreciation of psychological values by offering an individualized virtual learning environment, including classroom, laboratory, and applied experiences.

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Why should I complete a bachelor's degree in psychology?

Through a bachelor's degree in psychology, graduates enter careers in diverse areas such as counseling, community mental health, research, marketing, management, corrections, social work, business, and education. Many graduates also choose to further their studies in graduate programs related to clinical, counseling, school, or experimental psychology.


Prerequisites and Requirements

To apply for this online degree program, students must have:

  • 45-60 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Recommended completion of the following courses:
    • Composition
    • Composition and Literature
    • Natural Science with a Lab
    • Two Social/Behavioral Science courses
    • Humanities
    • World Civilization
    • American Government or American History

Students who have not completed these requirements can do so at any of our Palmetto College campuses statewide, or at any technical college.


Program Length

If you're a full-time student, the program should take about 2 years -- the same as if you were attending class in-person. If you work, you may need to take a lighter course load. Talk to an advisor about how to balance Palmetto College classes with your schedule.


Ready to get started?

New terms begin six times per year. Follow the application instructions for this degree to start the enrollment process.

If you have questions or would like an unofficial pre-evaluation of your college work before applying please call, chat, or email us today! Our trained representatives can create a plan that takes into account your earned credits and your unique circumstances.

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