BS in Psychology Overview The field of psychology studies and explores various questions about the human brain and its behavior. These questions are structured around an understanding of brain function and cognition influenced by various psychological, environmental, and social factors. Psychologists devote their careers to figuring out how this affects the way we grow, learn, and act in day-to-day life.As a student in Drexel University's accredited online psychology program, you'll be given tools and resources to become successful in a wide array of professional fields, including forensics and law, the health sciences, business, education, applied neurosciences, and counseling. The program's multidisciplinary approach delves into various subsets of psychology, and combines numerous topics, issues, and methods applicable to real-world challenges. An online bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drexel offers invaluable skills that can be leveraged for success no matter what career path you choose, making you an indispensable asset to any employer.Program FeaturesFully Online - You'll never have to come onto campus to take classes or examsInteractive Online Platform - Designed to challenge and engage, while remaining convenient for working professionalsOutstanding Faculty - Internationally-renowned faculty with a reputation for being some of the most passionate and knowledgeable educators in psychologyResearch Methods and Statistics - Sequences in statistics and research methodology, key skills for finding employment opportunities in research and corporate settings Scientist/Practitioner Model - Online psychology courses merge theory with practical applications, offering a solid foundation to continually build uponState restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.You can transfer 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 Research3.0ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0Select one of the following:8.0MATH 101 & MATH 102Introduction to Analysis I and Introduction to Analysis II MATH 121 & MATH 122Calculus I and Calculus II PSCI 100Introduction to Political Science4.0UNIV H101The Drexel Experience1.0CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0UNIV H201Looking Forward: Academics and Careers1.0Economics elective4.0Fine Arts elective3.0History electives6.0Philosophy elective3.0Sociology elective Anthropology elective Two English (ENGL) courses, 200-level or above6.0Select one of the following sequences:8.0Biology BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory Chemistry CHEM 111General Chemistry I CHEM 112General Chemistry II Physics PHYS 103 & PHYS 104General Physics I and General Physics II Free electives51.0General Psychology Requirements PSY 111Pre-Professional General Psychology I *3.0PSY 112Pre-Professional General Psychology II *3.0100-Level Requirements Select two of the following:6.0PSY 120Developmental Psychology PSY 140Approaches to Personality PSY 150Introduction to Social Psychology Required Psychology Courses PSY 212Physiological Psychology3.0PSY 325Psychology of Learning3.0PSY 240Abnormal Psychology3.0PSY 280Psychological Research I3.0PSY 264Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I3.0PSY 265Computer-Assisted Data Analysis II3.0PSY 290History and Systems of Psychology3.0PSY 330Cognitive Psychology3.0PSY 360Experimental Psychology3.0PSY 380Psychological Testing and Assessment3.0Advanced Psychology Electives Select four of the following:12.0PSY 210Evolutionary Psychology PSY 213Sensation and Perception PSY 222Psychological Problems of Modern Youth PSY 225Child Psychopathology PSY 242Psychology of Disability PSY 244Culture and Personality PSY 245Sports Psychology PSY 250Industrial Psychology PSY 252Death and Dying PSY 254Psychology of Sexual Behavior PSY 310Drugs & Human Behavior PSY 322Advanced Developmental Psychology PSY 332Human Factors and Cognitive Engineering PSY 336Psychology of Language PSY 337Human-Computer Interaction PSY 342Counseling Psychology PSY 345Narrative Psychology PSY 350Advanced Social Psychology PSY 352Environmental Psychology PSY 355Health Psychology PSY 356Women's Health Psychology PSY 357The Psychology of Eating Disorders and Obesity PSY 370Forensic Psychology PSY 371Law and Psychology PSY 410Neuropsychology PSY 450Autism Spectrum Disorders PSY 463Memory Senior Seminar Sequence OR Psychology Electives** PSY 490Psychology Senior Thesis I4.0PSY 491Psychology Senior Thesis II4.0PSY 492Psychology Senior Thesis III4.0Total Credits180.0*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.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Transfer StudentsA minimum of 24 previous college credits with a grade of C or better from a regionally accredited institutionGPA of 2.5 or above First-Year StudentsBetween 0 – 23 previous college credits from a regionally accredited institutionMust have been out of high school for a minimum of 2 yearsRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed application Transfer StudentsOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended First-Year Students Official high school transcriptsOfficial ACT/SAT scores Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended Additional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $489 per credit. (A 40% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $814 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the BS in Psychology Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.