Program Overview

Westfield State University offers an online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree completion program which is designed for students wishing to pursue careers within the psychology arena. This program aims to teach students all the major theories, concepts, and principles within the psychology field and how they apply to the world around them. Students will study the biological issues in behavior, personality and its nature, emotions and human perceptions. The program also looks into cognitive and physiological aspects.

Besides core courses, students have the chance of selecting courses from the Psychology department in order to pursue more specific interests and career goals in areas such as: child/adolescent development, animal behavior, social and evolutionary psychology, and health psychology. Students also have the chance to complete an internship or take independent study courses.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required, including the required 60 major credits of study. Intended for those who have completed an associate's degree through the Mass transfer compact program within one of Massachusetts’s several community colleges. Students who have not completed this program or who have not come from a Massachusetts Community College may still be eligible for the program, though not all courses may be online, and interested applicants must consult with a school advisor prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Westfield State University is a coeducational public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Westfield, Massachusetts. The university first opened in 1838, as the first public coeducational institution in United States that provided teacher education. In 2010, the school achieved university status. The mission statement of Westfield State University is as follows, "Westfield State University fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement, and promotes a global perspective."

    The University awards bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and postgraduate certificates. Westfield State University supports online degree programs for qualifying students who have completed associate’s degrees through a Massachusetts community college or who are enrolled in the Mass transfer compact.


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