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The field of psychology provides many opportunities for aspiring professionals like you to change lives. Whether they focus on mental and behavioral health, child development, or child advocacy, psychology experts are at the forefront of building healthier, more resilient communities. Now is the time for you to embark on a career of meaning — and it starts with finishing your degree.

The bachelor’s in psychology program at Athens State University prepares you for a lifetime of impact with affordable tuition, flexible scheduling, and a supportive learning environment that emphasizes group discourse and critical thinking. You have your choice of two degree options: the Bachelor of Science in Psychology or the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Regardless of the degree you choose to pursue, we’ll show you the wide variety of rewarding career paths available to you and empower you to meet your unique goals with robust support.

Passionate individuals like you transfer to Athens State for their online or traditional bachelor’s in psychology because we know what it takes to get you across the finish line. How will you improve the well-being of people in your community? We can’t wait to find out.


What You’ll Learn

Our highly collaborative curriculum prepares you to take on today’s most pressing challenges with confidence. During your time in our online bachelor’s in psychology program, you’ll:

  • Benefit from experiential learning opportunities, such as immersive internships, that give you real-world experience
  • Learn crucial written and oral communication skills to collaborate effectively with other mental health professionals
  • Garner a deep understanding of research processes, scientific methodologies, and problem-solving pertaining to the field of psychology
  • Develop strong critical thinking skills to become an empathetic and forward-thinking professional who can uncover promising solutions

Discover a Career of Fulfillment

Psychology is a dynamic field that offers many rewarding career paths. This degree prepares you to pursue roles such as*:

Substance Use Disorder, Behavioral Disorder, or Mental Health Counselor
Median Annual Salary: $48,520

Human Resources Specialist
Median Annual Salary: $62,290

Child, Family, or School Social Worker
Median Annual Salary: $49,150

Correctional Treatment Specialist
Median Annual Salary: $60,250

Social & Community Service Manager
Median Annual Salary: $74,000

Health Education Specialist
Median Annual Salary: $48,860

Community Health Worker
Median Annual Salary: $48,860

*salary statistics provided by the u.s. bureau of labor statistics.