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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 

Earn your bachelor's degree in Psychology from Brandman University. Programs and courses are available fully online as well as at campuses throughout California and Washington. 

A psychology degree can provide a pathway to many different kinds of careers. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology you can seek employment in business, industry, and human services settings such as foster care agencies, residential facilities for developmentally disabled or emotionally disturbed children, alcohol and drug abuse centers, juvenile correctional facilities, and vocational rehabilitation centers.

Develop expertise valued by employers, including critical thinking skills, knowledge about how to interpret data, exemplary oral and written communication capabilities, problem solving skills, carrying out large projects, working well with others, and managing difficult and high stress situations.

By studying psychology at Brandman University, you can pursue your interest in human nature, while gaining insights into human behavior. Students also have the opportunity to participate in practical fieldwork experience and elective independent research projects. Learn how to:

In addition to the core courses, Brandman offers a variety of concentration areas to meet students’ interests and educational and career goals.

Gerontology concentration

Gerontology is the study of the aging process from multiple perspectives, including biology, health, economics, sociology and psychology. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of people over the age of 65 is expected to double between 2012 and 2060, from 43 million to 92 million. Brandman’s gerontology concentration teaches students how to apply methods of psychology and sociology principles to help meet the growing need for skilled practitioners. Multidisciplinary courses explore issues related to aging, grief, functional aging, culture of aging and social policy so students understand how to support the elderly and their families.

Pre-clinical Concentration

Interested in pursuing a higher level of education in psychology necessary in this field?  This concentration addresses the study of human behavior from biological, evolutionary, psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, sociocultural, and humanistic perspectives, giving you a strong background to proceed to a doctoral degree in different psychological domains.

Industrial/Organizational Concentration

Interested in applying your psychology degree in a business setting? If so, you will thrive in the Industrial/Organizational Concentration. This concentration gives you the ability to take theoretical perspectives and use them in a practical and applied manner in a variety of workplace settings. Industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology is a high demand field designed to promote employee productivity and retention support organizations in dealing with diversity issues, job selection, training, performance feedback, coaching and other issues related to personnel in organizational settings.

Child Psychology Concentration

The Child Psychology Concentration is designed for students interested in working with all children with a specific emphasis on children with various developmental challenges. The concentration provides students with a greater depth of study in child development, learning, and current treatment options for children with autism and other disabilities. It addresses child development from biological, evolutionary, behavioral, psychoanalytic, cognitive, sociocultural, and humanistic perspectives and provides applied courses on how to enhance child development and learning.

Community Psychology Concentration

Designed for students who are interested in working with community programs that serve individuals who are disadvantaged or feel disenfranchised, the Community Psychology Concentration is focused on the cultural, environmental, economic, social, and political factors that influence and shape the lives of people throughout the world. It prepares students to apply psychological principles to person-environment fit. Classes cover theoretical perspectives, as well as applied experiences where problems are identified and solutions are developed.

General Psychology Concentration

Interested in addressing a broad range of topics in psychology, without being tied to one particular focus? The General Psychology Concentration allows you to select any psychology elective classes giving you the opportunity to explore multiple domains of psychology. A student who graduates with a general psychology concentration may consider careers that demand an understanding of human behavior and cognition. The General Psychology Concentration can offer a student a better understanding of various specialties that can be pursued at the graduate level if desired.

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Besides Brandman's competitive tuition, our innovative curriculum is taught by experienced scholar-practitioners, most of whom are experts in their fields. Degree pathways offer multiple emphasis options to allow you to align your learning experience to your professional goals.

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All School of Arts & Sciences programs are regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Brandman's BA in Social Work program has candidacy accreditation status by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).                           

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Take classes 100% online to fit school into your busy schedule. Earn your degree at your own pace.

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We offer programs on campus, online, or both. Convenient evening classes with year round enrollment.

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