Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Explore Human Action and Interaction

A better understanding of the world‛s past, present and future begins with human behavior and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University embraces these studies.

While preparing students for a broad range of career and advanced degree opportunities, a psychology degree closely examines human behavior of all ages (children through elderly adults). The program examines how personality and cognitive thinking is formed, developed and influenced through each person‛s social and cultural environment. Since behavior and emotional development is often affected by both cognitive thinking and the environment, students will examine the roles of science and research in understanding and enhancing mental health.

Psychology Curriculum

The 120-credit program is available on our Phoenix campus and online. It includes 48 core credits for a degree that aligns with objectives set forth by the American Psychological Association (APA). With the anticipation of additional emphases forthcoming within the psychology degree program, the Bachelors of Science in Psychology is often the foundation for those emphases courses.

The capstone project is a culmination of the learning experiences for students in the psychology degree program through Grand Canyon University‛s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students prepare a written proposal for a project that focuses in the resolution of an issue or problem significant to professional psychological practice.

Psychology Careers

A psychology degree can be applicable toward a variety of career and advanced educational paths, though its often used as a stepping stone toward advanced degrees and as preparation for graduate school.

Entry-level positions within organizations, schools and private companies include:
  • Welfare or social services case manager
  • Personal and professional counselor/therapist
  • Education
  • Human resources.
Others often follow business-oriented careers including:
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Economics
  • Sociology

Program SOC

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Social and Human Services Assistant
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
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