Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Grand Canyon University‛s Bachelor of Science in Psychology program offers a broad array of courses that increase the understanding of past and present human actions. With this understanding comes the responsibility to improve relationships and help others achieve similar understanding of and insight into their own behaviors.

The psychology degree program prepares students for a broad array of careers. Some graduates pursue entry-level positions in agencies and organizations that seek to help those in need, while others choose to work in human or social services. Graduates would be suited for positions such as case manager, career counselor or rehabilitation specialist. Some individuals choose more business-related careers such as those in sales or marketing. Earning a bachelor‛s in psychology also provides the necessary foundation for students interested in pursuing their graduate degree in business or psychology.

In the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program, students will study the nature and causal determinants of human behavior, including the definition and scientific measure of personality. Students will also examine mental illness through a better awareness of the emotional, functional and physiological factors influencing mental health.

It should be understood that the requirements for employment in many positions in the helping professions include advanced education beyond the bachelor‛s in psychology degree. However, this degree prepares students to further their education by going to graduate school.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,830 $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $56,350 $68,150
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 87% 95%
Median Private Loan Debt $0 $0
Median TIV Loan Debt $30,410 $12,000
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

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Social and Human Services Assistant
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
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  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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