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BACHELOR OF PSYCHOLOGY


Is there anything more fascinating than the interesting ways people think, feel and act? The field of psychology has much to offer those drawn to a career revolving around human behavior and the mind. It is a field that continues to prove its high importance, as world and societal issues increasingly present mental health and human relations challenges -- impacting individuals and groups as a whole.

At Peru State College Online, we are proud to help those who want to make an impact in this essential field realize their ambitions. You'll find our online psychology degree to be the perfect education to launch or enhance your career, as well as an ideal foundation to build upon if a master's degree is your goal.

From studying research methods to gaining a solid grasp of psychology principles, this 120-credit-hour online program will feed your desire to help others, as well as understand the complexities behind emerging social concerns and trends. You'll graduate prepared to move forward in the direction you choose, armed with solid skills and knowledge to make your own impact in the world.

Complementing the quality of our psychology program, we pride ourselves on premium flexibility, expert faculty, renowned high value and an engaged online community you can count on for support. With deep 150-year roots, Peru State College adapted our programs for online delivery more than 20 years ago. And today, our expertise online means a smooth educational journey for you, from enrollment to graduation.

Ready to explore the possibilities and secure the career you've been dreaming of? Join Peru State College, and earn a bachelor's degree in psychology designed expertly for you.
Per Credit Hour
$299.00

Per Credit Hour

Faculty to Student Ratio
120

Credit Hours

Job Placement
Up to 90 Credits

*Transfer up to 90 Credit Hours

empowering education, expert faculty

At Peru State College Online, all courses in your psychology program are taught by experienced faculty, whose priority is to stay on top of current trends and emerging best practices. Instructors include an educational psychologist, experimental psychologist, social psychologist and counseling psychologist -- all with extensive academic or life experiences. Through continually refreshed, robust curriculum, you are ensured exciting knowledge essential to launching or enhancing your career. 

Rest assured, your instructors are experts in online teaching and strive for a smooth, interactive experience for you and your classmates. By keeping the online classroom smaller than you would typically find with a physical campus, the faculty is able to respond quicker, and focus on meaningful interaction with students one-on-one and as a group.

Our online testing practices are also quality-designed to help you perform at your best, with proctored exams giving way to a more personalized, less stressful experience.

Getting excited about your degree path with us? Our online psychology courses and learning outcomes for the 120 credit-hour psychology program are listed below, and form the basis of a quality program designed for your ultimate success.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES AND GOALS

   1. Knowledge base in psychology
            a. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of key concepts, principles, and overarching themes of psychology.
   2. Scientific inquiry and critical thinking
            a. You will be able to use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena.
            b. You will be able to demonstrate psychology information literacy.
   3. Ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world
            a. You will be able to apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice.
            b. You will be able to value individuals from populations other than your own.
   4. Communication
            a. You will be able to demonstrate effective writing for different purposes.
            b. You will demonstrate effective presentation skills for different purposes.
   5. Professional Development
            a. You will use knowledge gained and skills acquired to develop meaningful professional direction.

CORE COURSES (REQUIRED)
CMIS 101 | Information Systems Concepts and Applications (3 credit hours)
General Studies Outcome: Technology & Its Application

SOC 201 | Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 121 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYCH 250 | Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121 or SOC 201
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 320 | Cognitive Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 330 | Research Methods (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121 and STAT 120 (or MATH 340 or 240)
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 345 | Psychology of Personality (3 credit hours)
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 410 | Experimental Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121 and PSYC 330
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 440 | Biological Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

 PSYC 450 | Abnormal Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121, PSYC 250 and Junior Standing
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

PSYC 495 | Seminar in Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: Seniors Only
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema -- Soc Science

ADDITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY REQUIREMENTS (Select eight (8) courses from the following choices.)

BUS 373 | Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)

BUS 380 | Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)

BUS 381 | Employee Training and Development (3 credit hours)

BUS 493 | Team Design and Performance (3 credit hours)

CJUS 110 | Survey of Criminal Justice (3 credit hours)

CJUS 360 | Criminology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: CJUS 110

CJUS 385 | Victimology (3 credit hours)

CJUS 490 | Comparative Justice and Human Services Systems (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: Sophomore Standing

CJUS 490 | International Field Experience (3 credit hours)

CMIS 300 | Information Systems Management (3 credit hours)

CMIS 410 | Web Page Development and Programming (3 credit hours)

CMIS 420 | Database Development and Programming (3 credit hours)

COUN 300 | Professional Ethics (3 credit hours)

COUN 310 | Techniques of Counseling (3 credit hours)

COUN 320 | Assessment, Evaluation, and Casework Management (3 credit hours)

COUN 330 | Diversity Issues in Counseling (3 credit hours)

COUN 390 | Group Work (3 credit hours)

COUN 410 | Addictions (3 credit hours)

COUN 420 | Medical and Treatment Issues in Chemical Dependency (3 credit hours)

COUN 430 | Field Work Practicum (1 credit hour)

EDUC 365 | Child Abuse and Neglect Detection (3 credit hours)

EDUC 533 | Classroom Management and Leadership (3 credit hours)

HP 301 | Analysis of Evil (3 credit hours)

HP 302 | Analysis of Evil II (3 credit hours)

PSYC 300 | Contemporary Issues in Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSCY 121

PSYC 380 | Adolescent Psychology (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121

PSYC 420 | Social Influence, Compliance and Obedience (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 121 and PSYC 305

PSYC 441 | Psychology Internship (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: 45 completed hours and good academic standing

PSYC 442 | Psychology Internship (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: PSYC 441 and 45 completed hours and good academic standing

SOC 255 | Diversity Issues in the United States (3 credit hours)

SOC 300 | Contemporary Social Problems (3 credit hours)

SOC 340 | The Family (3 credit hours)

SPED 500 | Inclusionary Practices for Special Education (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: Graduate Status

SPED 540 | Behavior Management (3 credit hours)
Prerequisite Required: Graduate Status 

exciting careers within your reach

With your online psychology degree under your belt, you can look forward to a number of varied and promising career ventures. Employment opportunities are expected to grow 7 percent by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations (source: bls.gov). Also, the median wage for life, physical and science occupations was $68,310 in May 2019, psychology being one of them.

Versatility is one of the likely top reasons online psychology degrees are among the most popular today. On its own, there are a number of fascinating fields this degree can lead to, and by using it as a stepping stone to a master's in psychology, counseling, law, business or even medicine, you will discover a whole other bucket of possibilities available to you.

  •  Forensic Psychologist
  •  Clinical Psychologist
  •  Research Scientist
  •  Occupational Therapist
  •  School Psychologist, Counselor
  •  Social Services Counselor
  •  Career Counselor
What is your goal? What interests you most? With your bachelor’s in psychology, the possibilities are endless. Make your impact with a degree designed to take your career in the direction meant exactly for you.
Job titles and salaries reported by PayScale and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

top-value education

At Peru State College Online, we take it all seriously -- including your education investment. Our students work hard on their education, so we do our part to make it as affordable as possible. Peru State's approach of high quality at a competitive cost works well for both you and us, earning our college the distinction of being a Top ROI, Best Buy and Best Value.

What's our secret? No surprisese here ...

  • At a lean $299 per credit hour, our low, “one rate, any state” tuition simplifies things, with no other per-credit-hour fees to worry about.
  • And if you are a transfer student (like nearly 80 percent of our undergraduate students), our generous 66/90 transfer policy* means you can avoid redundant classes and earn your degree more affordably (and faster). We’ll evaluate all possibilities, including prior college coursework, corporate and military training, and even life experience.
  • For other ways to lower your costs, we will be happy to discuss options like financial aid and tuition assistance programs, if applicable to you.
  • Finally, it’s free to apply.

Less financial stress for you, enormous pride for us. Ready to make the most out of your education dollars? At Peru State, a transformative education is waiting for you.


*Up to 90 credits accepted from an accredited college or 66 from a community, vocational or tech college. 



Convenient Online Learning

Four- and eight-week courses.
Multiple starts throughout the year.
No set daily login times.
Up to 90 transfer credit hours accepeted.
Personalized student support from start to finish.
And a simple application process -- with no app fee!
 

Accredited and Respected

Virtual Learning Environment Transfer up to 90 credits

Easily transfer up to 66 credits from a community college or up to 90 from a four-year institution.  


CANVAS Platform HLC Accreditation

Peru State College has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1915. (800-621-7440).

Moving Forward together ...

Applying is easy, and free. Whether you'd like a little help from us or prefer to get started on your own, here's what you'll need to ensure a smooth application process:
-- Application for Admission (FREE)
-- Request official transcripts from your high school and any applicable college or university you have previously attended (not required if you are transferring from Chadron State College or Wayne State College)

It takes about 24 hours for your application to be processed, and we'll work with you on the credit evaluation and enrollment process from there.

"Peru has helped me find my passion and achieve my dreams."
---- K.  Brundage, Alumna

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