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.
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
lower-division 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. You can view the Psychology major
requirements and course descriptions in the
Sac State catalog.