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  • BS in Psychology


    Psychology seeks the answers to a broad variety of questions regarding brain and behavior. These questions range from the biological basis of cognition and brain function through psychological and social factors that play a role in development, health, rehabilitation, and everyday living.

    The accredited online Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed to provide you with the same strong foundation in psychology that on-campus students receive, combined with the flexibility and convenience of online learning. The curriculum allows you to explore a broad range of topics, issues, and methods in Psychology while preparing you to meet today’s challenges in fields such as business, the health sciences, forensics and law, education, counseling, and applied neurosciences.

    Program Features

    • Fully Online - You'll never have to come onto campus to take classes or exams.
    • Highly Interactive - Online method is designed to challenge and engage, while remaining convenient for working professionals.  
    • Outstanding Faculty - Internationally renowned faculty members at Drexel University's Department of Psychology are among the world's most respected psychology educators.
    • Research Methods and Statistics - Sequences in statistics and research methodology, key skills for finding employment opportunities in research and corporate settings.
    • Scientist/Practitioner Model - Courses provide a strong foundation in psychology and research methods along with an understanding of the practical applications of psychological science

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.


    This program allows transfer of up to 135 quarter credits (equivalent to 90 semester credits) from any accredited institution of higher learning as long as the grade is a C or better. Most credits will fulfill liberal arts or general classes.

    College Requirements 
    ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
    ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
    ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
    CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
    Select one of the following:8.0
    MATH 101
      & MATH 102
    Introduction to Analysis I
       and Introduction to Analysis II
    MATH 121
      & MATH 122
    Calculus I
       and Calculus II
    PSCI 100Introduction to Political Science4.0
    UNIV H101The Drexel Experience3.0
    Economics elective4.0
    Fine Arts elective3.0
    History electives6.0
    Philosophy elective3.0
    Two English (ENGL) courses, 200-level or above6.0
    Select one of the following sequences:8.0
    BIO 107
    Cells, Genetics & Physiology 
    BIO 108
    Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory 
    BIO 109
    Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution 
    BIO 110
    Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory 
    CHEM 111
    General Chemistry I 
    CHEM 112
    General Chemistry II 
    PHYS 103
      & PHYS 104
    General Physics I
       and General Physics II
    Free electives53.0
    General Psychology Requirements 
    PSY 111Pre-Professional General Psychology I *3.0
    PSY 112Pre-Professional General Psychology II *3.0
    Sociology/Anthropology Requirements 
    Sociology (SOC) course3.0
    Anthropology (ANTH) course3.0
    100-Level Requirements 
    Select two of the following:6.0
    PSY 120
    Developmental Psychology 
    PSY 140
    Approaches to Personality 
    PSY 150
    Introduction to Social Psychology 
    Required Psychology Courses 
    PSY 212Physiological Psychology3.0
    PSY 325Psychology of Learning3.0
    PSY 240Abnormal Psychology3.0
    PSY 280Psychological Research I3.0
    PSY 264Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I3.0
    PSY 265Computer-Assisted Data Analysis II3.0
    PSY 290History and Systems of Psychology3.0
    PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0
    PSY 360Experimental Psychology3.0
    PSY 380Psychological Testing and Assessment3.0
    Advanced Psychology Electives 
    Select four of the following:12.0
    PSY 210
    Evolutionary Psychology 
    PSY 213
    Sensation and Perception 
    PSY 225
    Child Psychopathology 
    PSY 245
    Sports Psychology 
    PSY 250
    Industrial Psychology 
    PSY 252
    Death and Dying 
    PSY 310
    Drugs & Human Behavior 
    PSY 322
    Advanced Developmental Psychology 
    PSY 332
    Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering 
    PSY 337
    Human-Computer Interaction 
    PSY 342
    Counseling Psychology 
    PSY 350
    Advanced Social Psychology 
    PSY 355
    Health Psychology 
    PSY 356
    Women's Health Psychology 
    PSY 410
    PSY 440
    Advanced Personality Seminar 
    PSY 442
    Theories & Practices in Clinical Psychology 
    Senior Seminar Sequence** 
    PSY 490Psychology Senior Thesis I4.0
    PSY 491Psychology Senior Thesis II4.0
    PSY 492Psychology Senior Thesis III4.0
    Total Credits182.0


    Students with AP psychology, or transfer students with PSY 101 credit, should check with their advisor.


    If you do not wish to elect the research seminar sequence, you're required to take four additional advanced psychology electives instead.

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better
    • College GPA of 2.5 or above

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our supporting document submission guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Additional requirements for International Students


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $457 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $761 per credit)

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.


    Academic Calendar

    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2015     

    September 21, 2015

    December 5, 2015

    December 7, 2015

    December 12, 2015

    Winter 2016 

    January 4, 2016

    March 14, 2016

    March 15, 2016

    March 19, 2016

    Spring 2016 

    March 28, 2016

    June 6, 2016

    June 7, 2016

    June 10, 2016

    Summer 2016 

    June 20, 2016

    August 29, 2016

    August 30, 2016

    September 3, 2016

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