Bachelor in Psychology

Discussion in 'Nursing and medical-related degrees' started by skysba, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. skysba

    skysba New Member


    I have done some research on this subject already, but I would like to have some more suggestions if possible.

    It seems like Upper Iowa University offers a Psy degree through distance learning. It also seems to be regionally accredited.

    Thank you for your insight! :)
  2. jayncali73

    jayncali73 New Member

    Excelsior College may be another option. Their School of Liberal Arts offers a major in Psychology. You may be able to earn your degree quicker too?
  3. Jack Tracey

    Jack Tracey New Member

    At the very top of the page you will see the "Find A School" function of this website. If you plug in the values you are seeking (BA, Psych, etc) it will give you a rather complete listing of available opportunities. Good luck.
  4. pugbelly

    pugbelly New Member

    Liberty University offers the degree you want as well. And they are pretty reasonable when it comes to tuition.

  5. skysba

    skysba New Member


    Thank you for the replies. I am looking for a school that will allow me to possibly pursue a Master in that field as well.

    Liberty seems to be a reputable college according to the many good reviews on this site, however since I am not religious, it's unfortunately not a good fit due to the many religion-related classes.

    Thank you for your help! :)
  6. DaveHayden

    DaveHayden New Member

    Finding DL Masters in Psychology are a little tough perhaps half a dozen or so in the U.S. There are probably more than a 100 Bachelor's programs available. The most important question is what do you want to do with the degree after graduation? APA approved Phd. programs are pretty tough to get into. And, that is the road if you want to become Psychologist.
  7. skysba

    skysba New Member

    I definitely would like to obtain a Bachelor. Psychology has always been a fascinating subject to me, and eventhough I am already established in a career, I would like to keep my options open.

    While I cannot say I will pursue studies past a Bachelor, I would like to have the flexibility to do so just in case.

    Thanks for your contribution!
  8. skysba

    skysba New Member


    Would you be able to recommend any schools which would allow me to pursue an APA approved Phd program?

    Thank you!
  9. Jodokk

    Jodokk Member

    GRE and great GPA for APA, OK?

    Do well nearly anywhere and ACE that GRE! Nothing lower than 1100.
    Dan B
  10. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    Here are a few more universities offering DL undergraduate psychology degrees.

    Argosy University – Sarasota, B.A.
    Columbia Union College, B.A.
    Eastern Oregon University, B.S.
    Eastern Oregon University, B.A.
    Liberty University, B.S.
    Northcentral University, B.A.
    Regent University, B.S.
    Southern New Hampshire University, B.A.
    Thomas Edison State College, B.A.
    Troy State University - Florida Region, B.S.
    Union Institute and University, B.A.
    Union Institute and University, B.S.
    University of Maryland University College, B.S.
    Upper Iowa University, B.S.
  11. skysba

    skysba New Member

    Thanks for your reply. Would a Bachelor from any of those colleges/universities allow me to pursue a master, doctorate and subsequently a Phd?

    Thanks again!
  12. Howard

    Howard New Member

    Depends on the school - if you want into an APA approved PhD program and you:

    Graduate with a 4.0 GPA and score in the upper 90 percentile on the GRE - yes.

    Graduate with less that a 3.0 GPA and score in the lower 75 percentile on the GRE - no.

    Decide what you want and go for it.
  13. CaliGirl

    CaliGirl New Member

    This is going to sound silly but I don't see the "find a school" function.
  14. CaliGirl

    CaliGirl New Member

    Are all of these Regionally Accredited?
  15. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    Yes, they are.
  16. BlueMason

    BlueMason Audaces fortuna juvat

    ..but you did resurrect a nearly four year old thread - it must have been available at that time :)
  17. Griffin

    Griffin Crazy About Psychology

    This is ancient BUT I'd like to point out that there is a very large gap between these two groups. B- to A, and a 15% gap is quite a large grey area. There have been people that get into competitive programs with a ~3.0, and some with a 4.0 that get shown the door. Lots of different factors at play, but if you are between those two marks you can get into a solid PhD/PsyD/Ed.D program.

    There's actually a good post on StudentDoctor from a guy who applied to 43 :eek: different psyc programs. He felt that he was kind of 'iffy' in terms of admissions, so he had the full spectrum of programs. He got into his top choice (very competitive prog), but was denied at some safety schools. Something as random as the number of applicants can change an almost-sure "no" to a yes. You just have to weigh your options for each program and apply for the ones you think you'd do the best at.

    If you are lacking a bit in the GPA or GRE department, there is nothing wrong with getting a Master's and then going for a doctorate. Getting a 3.0 in the master's program would not only make it easier to find work during the doctoral program, but you would also become a MUCH better candidate. And being able to have X clinical hours before graduation makes it more likely that you will get a good job offer.
  18. CaliGirl

    CaliGirl New Member

    Yep, I noticed that after I posted...oops :)
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    cklapka Member

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    Ian Anderson Active Member

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