Program Overview

Students interested in acquiring the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree may partake in Brandman University’s flexible program available across several California campuses, military bases, and through completely online courses. The diverse learning environments allow busy professionals and other non-traditional students the opportunity to earn the formal academic education to further personal and professional goals related to the study of psychology.

Psychology is the academic study of mental functions and behaviors. The goal of a trained psychologist is to understand an individual or a group by researching behaviors unique to a situation. Students wishing to pursue a higher level of education can go on to earn a master's or doctorate degree that is required to become a Psychiatrist. Students may attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain cognitive functions and behaviors. Trained psychologists are taught to explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships.

The bachelor’s program is designed to introduce students to the essential concepts of psychology and thought. The curriculum is comprised of core psychology courses delving into topics of: statistics, scientific writing, physiological psychology, social psychology and historical relevance of psychology. Successful students should be able to apply the learned concepts of the psychology program when seeking practical fieldwork options, as well as when completing the final capstone project, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the programs objectives.

Graduates may use the learned foundations to enter advanced learning institutions, provide basic advice, and diagnose disorders. The overall development of critical thinking, methods of inquiry, and research methodology skills should give graduates a thorough advantage in the entry-level psychology field.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or equivalent. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities.

    School Overview

    Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution that is a part of the Chapman University System. Founded in 1861, Chapman University is one of California’s oldest, most prestigious private universities and is located in Orange, California. Its overall mission is “to provide students with a dynamic education based on excellence and flexibility that creates lasting value and relevance for evolving careers.”  Steeped in academic tradition, this university offers quality education consistent with the needs of a new kind of student: one who demands the same high academic standards as a traditional university but whose life requires greater flexibility and real-world relevance in the curriculum.  With undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in Business, Arts and Sciences, Health, Education, and professional development, Brandman offers numerous fully-online programs to provide added flexibility for its students.


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