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Explore the complexity of mental processes and behaviors.

In Bethel’s B.A. in Psychology program, you’ll study the science behind human thought and behavior while developing leadership, critical thinking, and research skills that will position you well for careers in mental health, social services, and related fields. With values-based instruction and expert faculty, our program will challenge you to explore and implement key psychological principles so that you can help the people who need it most.

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Our B.A. in Psychology is designed to custom-fit the lives of busy adults across the country. The program's online format allows you to complete your coursework in your home community, empowering you to apply what you’ve learned in your unique context. With dynamic enrollment, you can start any time and earn your degree in as few as two years.

Delivery Online
Location Online
Credits 45
Tuition per Credit $430
Estimated Total Tuition $19,350*

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* These program details and costs are estimated and subject to change. View our program details disclaimer for more information.

Bethel Launches Initiative to Eliminate Textbook Costs

For students in participating adult undergraduate programs, the Zero Cost Course Resources Initiative eliminates the need to buy textbooks by replacing them with high-quality Open Educational Resources.

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of 5-year alumni are involved in leadership roles

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Program Highlights

Real-world application

Through a required internship and hands-on experience with analysis, counseling, and research, you'll learn to apply your skills in your professional and personal life.

Leadership development

As you study the processes behind human behavior, you'll develop the skills necessary to guide people in their efforts to understand their own thoughts and actions.

Flexible format

With fully online coursework and dynamic enrollment, our psychology program will allow you to begin your degree at any time and work at the pace that’s right for you.

Ethics-based teaching

You'll work alongside expert professors who will challenge you to think critically about complex issues and grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Free course resources

We’ve eliminated all course resource costs for this program. Instead of buying textbooks, you’ll save time and money with access to free digital Open Educational Resources and Library eResources.

Take the next step.

At Bethel, you'll study the hows and whys of mental processes and behavior—but it won’t just be through textbooks. Our professors encourage students to apply the principles they learn to real situations in their professional and personal lives. You'll have opportunities to participate in research and gain significant hands-on experience that will set you apart in the job market.


You'll develop knowledge of:

  • Terms and principles of cognition and behavior
  • Research techniques
  • Statistics
  • Behavioral analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Basic counseling theories and skills
  • Critical thinking


Our graduates are prepared to work as:

  • Case managers
  • Crisis workers
  • Residential counselors
  • Direct care staff
  • Behavioral health specialists
  • Human resource specialists
  • Researchers
  • Youth workers