Counseling & Psychology

Psychology Online

Bachelor of Arts (BA), online undergraduate program

Study human behavior and social processes.

You’re fascinated by the complexities of the human brain and how it affects behavior. You want to learn more about the things that make us uniquely human. Maybe you’re interested in a career in mental health or want to apply what you learn in the corporate world. No matter what your goals are, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of psychological theories and approaches in Lesley University’s online BA in Psychology.

Explore the science of behavior and mental processes as you gain relevant experience for your future career. Our program offers you a strong foundation for graduate study or for immediate application in a psychology career. You’ll develop an understanding of topics such as individual development, cognition and memory, personality, abnormal behavior, and social and cultural process.

What you learn in Lesley’s psychology program will prepare you with the skills employers are looking for. A required internship provides the hands-on learning you need, so you’ll bring valuable experience into the workplace. Laboratory work in social, cognitive, and behavioral psychology helps you understand what it’s like to work in the field. This combination of theory and practice means you’ll graduate ready for career success.

At this time, residents of Georgia, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, and the state of Washington are not eligible to enroll in this online program. All others may apply. Anyone may apply to our traditional on-campus programs.

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Program Structure

Online Program

120 Credits
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What are the benefits of an online bachelor's degree program?

Because this program is offered in a convenient online format, you have the flexibility to study when and where you want. You’ll learn in a virtual community that supports you, with interactive elements like chats and discussion forums that keep you connected. With access to the latest online learning tools and educational resources, you can be sure you’re getting everything a Lesley education has to offer.

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The average salary for professionals with a degree in mental health counseling in New England (Source: Burning Glass Labor Insight)
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Massachusetts is the best state in the nation for mental health care according to Mental Health America, with excellent access to care for both youth and adults.
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Careers in mental health counseling are expanding, with projections for an eleven percent increase in job openings in New England over the next ten years. (Source: Burning Glass Labor Insight)
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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:
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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:

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Approximate cost for 30 credits in this online undergraduate program.
Psychology Online
  • Tuition
    $430/credit x 30
    $12,900
  • Fees
    Technology Fees
    $300
    Registration Fees
    $200
    Degree Completion Fee
    $75
  • Total
Estimated Cost

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

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Approximate cost for 30 credits in this online undergraduate program. Tuition and fees are for the 2018–2019 academic year.
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