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Counseling & Psychology

Psychology: Off-Campus Community College Partnership

Bachelor of Arts (BA), adult degree completion program

Solve problems related to behavior and mental processes.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology through a convenient and affordable degree completion program. You’ll take classes taught by our expert Lesley faculty on the Bunker Hill Community College campus in Charlestown, Massachusetts, or at the DeMello International Center in New Bedford, as well as online. Get ahead in your professional field quickly and conveniently with a degree that will open up many opportunities for your future career.

In our psychology program, you’ll take a range of classes in human development, health, expressive arts therapy, healing, social issues, and more. Our courses are designed to give you an understanding of psychological theories and how to apply principles to personal, social, and organizational issues.

Learn the ethical principles of psychology through theoretical and laboratory coursework. And, gain real-world experience through an internship in a professional setting related to your field of interest.  (If you already have professional experience in the helping professions, the internship requirement may be waived.)

At the end of the program, you’ll also complete a Psychology Capstone project where you’ll have the opportunity to examine a new field of psychological research.

Questions?

Email communitycollegepartnerships@lesley.edu or set up a virtual appointment with an advisor:

Adult Degree Completion Inquiry Form: On- and Off-Campus Programs

Program Structure

Here's a snapshot of what your course of study could look like.

60 credits
How long will it take me to finish?

That depends on how many college-level credits you've earned from your associate degree, or from other institutions, that you transfer to Lesley University. We accept up to 90 credits and our bachelor's degree programs are about 120 credits.

For example, if you transfer in 60 credits, you could take 2 courses per 8-week term, including summers, for a total of 10 terms (60 credits) and complete the program in under 2 years. If you transfer in 90 credits, you could take 2 courses per 8-week term and complete 30 credits in 2.5 terms (under a year).

Thinking about transferring here?

Log in to Transferology, add the courses you've taken, and see how they'll transfer to Lesley University.

2 female students studying in classroom at Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College

To complete your bachelor's degree with Lesley on the Bunker Hill Community College campus, you must have already completed your associate degree (about 60 college-level credits). We offer campus-based courses on Friday nights from 5:00-9:00 pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am–1:00 pm. Online courses are also available.

Watch a pre-recorded Virtual Information Session about our programs at Bunker Hill.

“The Lesley-Bunker Hill program was affordable and super convenient. Since the classes took place primarily at Bunker Hill, I was able to adapt easily to the new program and make the transitions seamlessly.”
Christopher Berry ’16
students at new bedford
Demello Center in New Bedford

If you pursue the program at the Demello International Center in New Bedford, you aren't required to have earned an associate degree. You can take 2 courses per 8-week term, either in New Bedford or online. Face-to-face classes are typically offered weekday evenings and Saturdays.

Watch a pre-recorded Virtual Information Session about our programs in New Bedford.

Careers
Jobs You Could Have
The field of mental health counseling is expanding rapidly, making this an exciting time to pursue these careers. Common job titles for people with bachelor's degrees in psychology include:
Careers
Where You Could Work
Massachusetts and Greater Boston have a large concentration of medical, healthcare, and mental health-related organizations. Top employers of psychology graduates include:

Faculty

Approximate cost for 30 credits in this degree completion program.
Psychology: Off-Campus Community College Partnership
  • Tuition
    $455/credit x 30
    $13,650
  • Fees
    Materials Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $100
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

We have shown the cost of 30 credits. Most students will enter the program with an associate degree and will need to take 60 credits to complete their bachelor's degree.

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees, and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

  • Tuition
    $390/credit x 30
    $11,700
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    $150
    Registration Fees
    $100
    Materials Fees
    $75
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Demello Stipend
    $200/8-week term
    $-1,000
  • Total
Estimated Cost

For our program delivered at the DeMello International Center in New Bedford, we have shown the cost of taking 30 credits part-time. The discounted tuition rate of $390/credit is available for students who live and work in Bristol County, Massachusetts. In addition, for every 8-week term that an eligible student takes classes at the DeMello Center, they will receive a $200 stipend.

Those who do not live or work in Bristol County would pay the $455/credit tuition rate.

Review all undergraduate tuition and fees and what they cover.

Tuition and fees are subject to change each year, effective June 1.

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Approximate cost for 30 credits in this degree completion program. Tuition and fees are for the 2020-2021 academic year.
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