Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology


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 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 education. 


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 staff.

Academic Excellence

​​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 face-to-face format.  

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.

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 Sacramento.

This program is delivered partially online. If you live outside of California, click here to determine if Sacramento State has secured authorization or exemption to enroll students from other states in its online programs. ​


Students transfer in lower-division general education and major requirements, and complete all upper-division coursework through the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Courses are six to eight weeks long and are fully online.

Fees and Financial Aid

Courses are $425 per unit.  You may apply for financial aid through the FAFSA at

You can learn more about academic program fees here.