Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior,
cognition and emotion. It is a broad discipline that
includes both basic research and the application of research
findings to everyday life.
Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is a major
accomplishment, and Sacramento State’s new online and accelerated
degree completion program provides the flexibility,
accessibility and affordability to help you finish your
You may have started your degree in the past and had to put it on
hold due to work, family or personal obligations. Life
happens, as it should — and now it’s time to make your
educational goals happen too!
Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology can open up many options
for career advancement and personal development, as the degree
provides students with a solid understanding of human
behavior. Earning a bachelor’s degree is a major
accomplishment and is a stepping stone to graduate
The degree completion program has the added benefit of
flexibility. Students are able to fit school into their already
busy schedules through online, accelerated courses. This
allows students to find a schedule that works for them, and get
through classes quickly and efficiently.
Students in the program have regular
support from a dedicated academic advisor and financial aid
coordinator. Throughout the entire process — from admissions to
graduation — students will have regular support from the program
Graduates of the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
program will earn their degree and diploma from California State
University, Sacramento, which is identical to the degree students
receive when completing their courses in the traditional
Sacramento State is regionally accredited by the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the online program
is officially approved by WASC as well.
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program is for adult
learners who stopped out of college before graduating, and
are ready to return and finish their degree. This program is
designed for students who need the online format in order to
complete their degree.
Please note: This program is not geared
towards local Sacramento area students who are otherwise
able to attend in-person classes. Exceptions made in
certain instances — please check with us to see if you are
eligible for the program if you live in or near Sacramento.
Students transfer in lower-division general education and
lower-division major requirements, and complete all
upper-division coursework through the Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology degree completion program. Courses are six to eight
weeks long and are fully online. You can view the
Psychology major requirements and course descriptions in
This degree completion program is designed specifically for
working adults, offering the flexibility to take classes while
still balancing all of life’s other
responsibilities. This program is offered 100%
online. Students typically take
6-12 units each semester. This program is not cohort-based,
so you can take as few as 1 class per year. Upper division
General Education (GE) courses are also offered in this program
to cover university graduation requirements outside of the
If you are looking for a full-time, on-campus degree
program, we recommend the traditional bachelor’s degree instead.
You can learn more about the full-time degree program by visiting
Fees and Financial Aid
Courses are $425 per unit. Most students will need to complete
42-50 units through our program, for an average total cost of
approximately $20,000 to obtain the degree. You may apply
for financial aid through the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Please
note that fees for this program are not the same as the tuition
and fees for the traditional program at Sacramento State, and
different policies apply.
You can learn
more about academic program fees here.
Many of your questions about this program and how it works
are answered in our Student Handbook: https://sway.office.com/TU3o7nAe5ZfbzKOA?ref=Link.