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 fully online and
accelerated degree completion program provides the
flexibility, accessibility and affordability to help you
finish your degree.
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 online degree completion program has the added benefit of
flexibility. Students are able to fit school into their already
busy schedules through fully online, accelerated courses. This
allows students to find a schedule that works for them, and get
through classes quickly and efficiently.
Students in the fully online 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
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 online 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.
Please note: This program is not for local
Sacramento area students, unless you have stopped out from
college for at least two (2) years. Exceptions are
sometimes made in certain instances — please check with us to see
if you are eligible for the program if you live in or near
Students transfer in lower-division general education and major
requirements, and complete all upper-division coursework through
the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Courses are
six to eight weeks long and are fully online.
Please follow the instructions to submit your initial
departmental application for review BEFORE you submit your CSU
Apply application for formal admission to the university.
Please see https://www.cce.csus.edu/pod/apply-now-9.
If you have been approved for the program, please refer to page
one of your unofficial evaluation which includes a checklist
of items that you need to submit in order to be formally admitted
to the program. Please complete all items marked as “To Do”
on this page, with the exception of the $50 departmental
application fee as we will post this fee to your Sac State
student record after you are admitted.
Soon after you have submitted your CSU Apply application, you can
set up your SacLink account at https://mysaclink.csus.edu/Default.aspx.
Please note that it may take a few days for our records to be
refreshed to allow you to set this up after submitting your CSU
The admissions processes for our program usually is not completed
until July for Fall admissions, and early January for Spring
admissions. You will receive an email along with a program
schedule and student handbook from the program staff once you are
formally admitted. You will also be added to the program’s
email distribution list which will keep you informed about
important deadlines and program information. Email
communication is essential in this program.
Enrolling in Courses
Registration for our courses follows a slightly different process
than our main campus; please do not worry about not seeing enough
online course options in the searchable class schedule at this
time. You will receive a separate email from our program
with registration instructions including the list of available
classes that are set up specifically for our program. You also do
not need to adhere to your registration date that is posted in
your student schedule as that is only for registering for
traditional classes through the main campus.
This program is eligible for financial aid. Please be sure
to submit your FAFSA and include Sac State as the school you will
be attending: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.