Bachelor of Science in Psychology –Online Program

Offered by: Wilmington University

College credits: 120

Course length: 7-15 Weeks


About the Bachelor of Science in Psychology


The Bachelor of Science degree program in Psychology provides a solid, broad-based education. Psychology addresses behavior, thought, and intelligence. It includes the study of the brain, learning, and development in children, adolescents, and adults, and social interactions and group behavior. Because psychology spans the natural and social sciences, it provides an excellent domain in which to learn skills in analytic reasoning, problem solving, statistics, and working with people. The major gives all students a solid grounding in research and writing along with the opportunity to learn from current professionals in the field.

A degree in psychology builds cutting edge skills through courses on the most profound of all questions: the why and how of human behavior and thought. For those students interested in becoming psychologists, the requirements for the psychology major have been established to provide a sound foundation for graduate work in psychology and other related fields such as social work, education, and family science.

Not all psychology majors become psychologists. Students who major in psychology enter cutting-edge careers in business, information technology, marketing, health care, law, research, education, social work, and beyond.

Program of Study

The program includes courses in the theory and application of psychology and psychological principles. Students will develop an understanding of the following: life span development, personality development, abnormal psychology, prevention, group behavior, cultural variations, research methods and design, and ethical and professional issues. Students will develop specific knowledge and skills that have broad application to many working environments. In addition, knowledge from other disciplines will enhance and broaden the student’s perspective and capabilities as a working practitioner.

Overall, the classroom courses provide a blend of theory and application. Students also have the option to explore internship opportunities in a wide variety of professional settings that provide experiences in applying knowledge and skills. In addition, the General Education Requirements courses, required of all Wilmington University undergraduates, provide a well-rounded academic foundation. 

Program Competencies

Goal 1: Knowledge Base in Psychology

Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.

1.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

1.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology's content domains

1.3 Describe applications of psychology

Goal 2: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

Students should demonstrate the ability to do scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods.

2.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena

2.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy

2.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving

2.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research

2.5 Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific inquiry

Goal 3: Ethical and Social Responsibility in a Diverse World

Students should understand ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.

3.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

3.2 Build and enhance interpersonal relationships

3.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels

Goal 4: Communication

Students should demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.

4.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes

4.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes

4.3 Interact effectively with others

Goal 5: Professional Development

Students should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

5.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

5.2 Exhibit self- efficacy and self- regulation

5.3 Refine project- management skills

5.4 Enhance teamwork capacity

5.5 Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation


You will take classes such as:

MAT 308 Inferential Statistics
PHI 302 Ethics and Values in Behavioral Science
SCI 335 Human Anatomy and Physiology (with Lab)
SOC 331 Research, Writing and Information Literacy in the Behavioral Sciences
SOC 304 Ethnic Groups and Minorities
PSY 300 Theories of Personality
PSY 301 Social Psychology
PSY 305 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 315 Group Dynamics
PSY 334 The Biological Basis of Behavior
PSY 351 Learning and Cognition
PSY 340 Research Methods in Psychology
PSY 406 Tests and Measurements
PSY 409 Seminar in Psychology

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Cost and Schedule

Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.


With financial aid, Guild students attending Wilmington University may be eligible to pay a fraction of the published cost to advance their education. For example, Guild students may pay as little as 10% of the published course or program cost to earn their bachelor's degree when taking advantage of:

●      Federal financial aid funds
●      Tuition assistance benefits from your employer.
●      The $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit.
●      Guild's tuition discount, and no out-of-state tuition costs.
Active Military or Veteran? If so, talk to your coach or Wilmington University about your eligibility for additional tuition benefits.


●      WilmU’s online classes are primarily offered in 15-week and 7-week formats and you can start every other month.
●      Take your classes online, with flexibility to balance work, school, family, and personal life.
●      Gain knowledge and skills that are career-relevant and can be applied tomorrow.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
  • Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
  • Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees

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  • Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
  • We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
  • Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
  • Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
  • Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.