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BS in Psychology


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Improve the Lives of Others with a Better Understanding of Human Behavior

EKU’s online bachelor’s degree in general psychology provides a strong academic foundation and opens the door to a variety of career options. Build your critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills and to prepare for a successful career or to enroll in graduate program.

Enhance your degree by selecting an area of study for your undergraduate program. Choose from 8 concentrations.

Prepare for career opportunities including:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology
  • General/Experimental Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Behavior Coaching

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How Big Can Your Dreams Be?

She earned her GED, but Kelli Jo Blair wanted more. With the support of EKU Online, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in autism spectrum disorders. Now she’s an even better advocate for the autism community.

8 Concentrations
Sample Courses

Benefits of EKU Online

Our programs explore the versatile applications and opportunities of psychology. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as abnormal psychology, social psychology, statistics, research, psychological interviewing and reporting, behavior therapy and clinical psychology.

Program benefits include:

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Free text books for undergraduate students
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Competitive degree concentrations
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities
  • Personalized graduation plan

Concentrations, Minors & Certificates

You can tailor your psychology degree to align with your interests and career goals by choosing from one of the following concentrations. Courses in each option are taught by experienced faculty dedicated to your success.

  • General Psychology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Child and Family Psychology
  • Workplace Psychology
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  • Brain and Cognitive Science
  • Substance Abuse

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions, see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

PSY 308 – Abnormal Psychology (3)
Descriptive study of the nature, course, classification and prevalence of abnormal behavior, with attention to intellectual, personality, cognitive, sensory and motor functions.

PSY 300 – Social Psychology (3)
A study of the power of situations and the social environment to affect human behavior. Topics include: attitudes, persuasion, prejudice, discrimination, group behavior, interpersonal attraction, aggression and prosocial behavior.

PSY 405 – Psychological Interviewing and Reporting (3)
Introduction to the basic concepts and skills of interviewing and therapeutic communication in the mental health field.

PSY 566 – Forensic Psychology (3)
Review the roles of clinical psychologists in the legal system, focusing on principles of forensic mental health assessment, procedures of civil and criminal forensic psychological assessment, expert testimony, and forensic report writing.

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About Our University

Eastern Kentucky University is consistently recognized as being one of the best online colleges in the nation.

Eastern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. Established in 1874, EKU strives to make quality education available to everyone. A brick-and-mortar accredited institution, EKU began offering online degrees in 2006 and continues to service all students with our on-campus offerings.

The University offers more than 50 online programs in various areas of study, designed for adult learners who want to earn a college degree or certificate while working full-time or juggling other life priorities. Online programs are available through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Sciences, College of Education, College of Health Sciences, and College of Justice, Safety and Military Affairs.