Program Overview

The online BS in Psychology degree program is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theories and practices associated with the field of psychology. Students may also take an online minor in criminal justice, sociology, or family and child studies. Graduates may pursue higher education or careers in:

  • Business - personnel administrator, loan officer, retail sales management, occupational analyst, industrial relations specialist, claims specialist, or marketing representative
  • Social Services - group home attendant, case worker, probation officer, admissions counselor, occupational therapist, substance abuse counselor, youth counselor, employment counselor, social service aide, public health administrator, parole officer, social-urban planner, community relations officer, affirmative action officer, vocational rehabilitation, or day care center supervisor

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    A total of 120 credits are required. State-approved high school diploma or GED equivalent.

    Demonstrate college readiness in math and English: ACT English 18, SAT critical reading 450 (Old- prior to 2016) or 25 (New- 2016 and later) or Compass writing 70, ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills 86; ACT math 19, SAT math 460 (Old- prior to 2016) or 500 (New- 2016 and later) or Compass algebra 40, ACCUPLACER Elementry Algebra 65.


    This program is not authorized in: Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Utah. Other states are pending approval and may or may not be approved, so students should inquire with the school prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    McNeese State University is a four-year public school located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. MSU was founded as a Lake Charles Junior College in 1939 and adopted its current name in 1970.

    McNeese State University offers associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master’s degrees, and certificates of completion. Degree programs are offered between the school’s eight colleges:

    • College of Business
    • Burton College of Education
    • College of Engineering and Computer Science 
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • College of Science and Agriculture
    • Division of General and Basic Studies
    • Dore School of Graduate Studies

    McNeese State University provides a variety of affordable online graduate and undergraduate degree programs designed to help students earn a degree at their own pace. Some programs allow students to earn degrees completely online, while hybrid courses include some in-class time.



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