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Psychology  Bachelor of Arts

Learn the foundations of human nature and behavior with the Bachelor's in Psychology at Cambridge College. This program is offered fully online (asynchronous) or in hybrid format. The hybrid program includes a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asynchronous) classes.

120 Credits
Starts September 3, 2024
120 Credits
Starts September 2, 2024


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Bachelor's in Psychology Overview

Study the mind and human behavior in a flexible, hands-on Psychology program at Cambridge College. The Psychology degree is set within a broad-based liberal arts framework that has a strong interdisciplinary and humanistic foundation. A special emphasis of the program is examining the roles of culture, history and belief in shaping the study of human behavior. 

Bachelor's Degree in Psychology Program Highlights

Psychology is a wide-ranging field that deals with how people think, act and feel. It’s a popular undergraduate degree option because it provides a broad set of skills you can apply to many types of careers.

Psychology majors at Cambridge College will graduate with knowledge of:

  • The historical development and methodologies of psychology
  • Major psychological theories, concepts and processes
  • Learning theory and cognition, personality, motivation, and group theories
  • Perspectives regarding mental health, psychopathology, maladaptive behaviors and psychotherapy
  • The roles of cultural, social and historical forces in shaping behavior

Cambridge College's Psychology degree offers:

  • Undergraduate research: Apply new psychological knowledge and insights to new contexts. This includes the opportunity to explore a field of interest via a comprehensive capstone research project.
  • Flexible program options: Earn your Bachelor’s in Psychology on a schedule that works for you. Choose either the fully-online program where you can attend classes whenever it fits your schedule each week or select the hybrid program. The latter is taught through a mix of on-campus, remote (Zoom) and online (asysnchronous) classes. Scheduled classes are held on evenings and weekends.
  • Convenient location: Attend in-person classes at our Boston campus which is a 5-minute walk from the Orange Line and offers free parking for students.
  • Exceptional value: Save on tuition at one of the most affordable four-year private nonprofit colleges in the United States.
  • Experienced faculty: Learn from top instructors who are both accomplished researchers and accessible, dedicated teachers and mentors.
  • Diverse students: Work with other adult learners from around the world. Cambridge College welcomes  students from over 50 different countries and was ranked #7 for Most Ethnically Diverse Colleges in America by Best College Reviews.

No SAT or ACT tests required: Start your psychology degree quickly and efficiently. Cambridge College offers an easy online application and does not require SAT or ACT tests for admission.

The educational environment was conducive to learning and offered support to adult learners, as well as a rigorous education. This balance allowed me to push the boundaries of my perspectives, to create myself instead of simply finding myself… I truly believe that a bachelor’s degree from Cambridge College has made all the difference.

Cynthia Osemwegie
BA in Psychology

Psychology Bachelor's Degree Tuition Information

Cost Per Credit
Total Program Tuition
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240
Cost Per Credit$502
Credits* 120 credits
Total Program Tuition $60,240

*See curriculum sheet for a breakdown of credits and credit ranges.

Psychology Concentrations

Specializing your degree can help set you apart in the job market and boost your earning potential. The psychology program at Cambridge College offers a variety of concentration options.

  1. Choose your program of study. Browse our Program Finder to find your program.
  2. Complete and sign the online application.
  3. Pay the $50 application fee ($100 for international students) by the term start date.
  4. Send official transcripts directly to Cambridge College in a sealed, unopened envelope. Learn How to Send Transcripts
  5. Fulfill any additional program-specific admissions requirements.
  6. Ensure you have internet access, and a fully functional laptop or desktop computer that can play audio and video and access Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint).

Note: Your admission file must be complete and accepted before your financial aid may be awarded, before your transfer credit may be evaluated, and before you may register for classes.

Cambridge College undergraduate admission also requires at least one of the following:

  • Original high school transcript showing graduation or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) or HiSET certificate
  • Or an affidavit confirming high school program completion in a state-approved homeschool setting.
  • Or, if not required by state law, proof of high school education in a homeschool setting meeting state attendance exemptions
  • Or enrollment in an eligible career pathway program
  • Or proof of passing scores on an approved ability-to-benefit test (such as the Accuplacer Test administered by Cambridge College)
  • Or nine credit hours of Cambridge College course work, applicable toward an undergraduate degree or certificate, completed with grades of B or better. (Non-matriculated students may not receive aid while earning credits.)
  • Or 24 or more credits earned from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university. Note: Official college transcripts are evaluated for transfer credit. Courses not included in an earned associate degree must be earned at a grade of C or better to be eligible for transfer.

Careers in Psychology

Rapid social, cultural and technological changes in our world make it more important than ever to increase our understanding of the widest possible range of human experience and behavior. It’s one of the reasons why psychology remains a fast-growing field — and why earning your Psychology degree will help give you an edge in the job market.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for a social and community service manager is $74,240. This industry is expected to grow 9 percent over the next decade, much faster than average for all occupations.*

The BLS also reports that employment of psychologists is projected to grow 6% from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.**


Projected employment growth for social and community service managers from 2022-2032*


Median annual salary for social and community service managers*

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Social and Community Service Managers, (visited November 17, 2023).

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Psychologists, (visited November 13, 2023).

Psychology Jobs with a Bachelor's Degree

Our graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in:

  • Clinical settings as part of a healthcare team
  • Schools
  • Human service and management settings
  • Research

Graduates are also well-positioned to enter graduate studies in psychology, counseling, social work and related fields. According to Psychology Today, about 40% of psychology majors complete some form of graduate training, placing psychology among the highest of all undergraduate majors in post-graduate degree completion.