Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Golden Gate University

Program Details

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology is available online with Golden Gate University.  This program is delivered in a hybrid format for those seeking flexibility and accessibility in scheduling.  Students are equipped with foundational concepts of psychology from theoretical approaches to modern findings and historical trends.  Studies for this degree include but are not limited to:

  • Psychology of leadership
  • Biopsychology
  • Research design and experimental methods
  • Business writing

Graduates with this degree have developed skills benefitting a variety of career opportunities.  Communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and project management abilities help to increase personal and professional effectiveness.  Study major research methods, learn to build communities and apply psychology to personal, social, and organizational issues through GGU online.

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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Golden Gate University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score, Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Restricted States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin