Become a Psychology Leader at Athens State With Our Bachelor’s Program

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Empower Your Journey With an Online Bachelor’s in Psychology

In the modern world, mental health challenges touch everyone. From adolescents all the way to geriatric populations, people need psychology professionals who are ethical, empathetic, and imaginative in uncovering new solutions to improve lives. At Athens State University, we offer an affordable and flexible path for you to take your place at the forefront of driving positive outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

The dynamic field of psychology presents a wide variety of career opportunities. Our program was built to cater to your unique goals, whether your interests lie in clinical, developmental, or social psychology. Our immersive curriculum emphasizes active engagement, critical thinking, and group discourse, empowering you to become a collaborative leader who can make an immediate impact following graduation. We also provide robust experiential learning opportunities in the form of internships — giving you the skills, experience, and connections to move from the classroom to your career faster.

Both the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology are built for flexibility, meaning that you can complete coursework when and where it makes sense for your busy schedule. For the BA option, an approved minor is included, allowing you to specialize your learning and streamline your path to graduate studies. Alternatively, the B.S. option does not require a minor and could be a better fit if you wish to enter the workforce immediately after completing your degree. Regardless of the degree you choose to pursue, you’ll be prepared for a variety of 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 and Community Service Manager

Median Annual Salary: $74,000

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

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Why Choose Athens State for Your Psychology Degree?

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Our experienced faculty truly cares about your success, serving as an always-accessible touchpoint for educational support and career planning.

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We’re proud to offer a low-cost, high-value psychology degree so that you can embark on a meaningful career without a mountain of debt.

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We’re built to serve transfer students like you, with transfer-friendly policies that allow you to apply credits from your previous educational endeavors.

“I am thankful for the advice and support that my professors gave me at Athens State, because my minor in human development was a great decision due to all of the help it has given me with my current studies in graduate school.”

Angelique H.

Psychology ’18

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Our Commitment to an Affordable Online Psychology Degree

We understand the biggest barrier to completing a degree as a returning learner is often the cost — that’s why we’re so proud to be the most affordable state university for both Alabama and Tennessee students. Whether you’re in state or out of state, our online bachelor’s in psychology costs $241 per credit plus fees. Our tuition is so low that our alumni typically recover the costs of their education within six years of graduation, according to a 2019-20 economic impact study by Emsi Burning Glass.

About Athens State University

Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students — whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers — and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.

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