BA in Psychology (Online or On Campus)

Embrace New Opportunities by Earning Your Psychology Degree

Immerse yourself in the scientific study of human behavior and how it influences individuals, communities, and societies in the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology degree program at Fisher College. 

Our expert faculty galvanize you in the classroom, inspire you in your research, and mentor you throughout your hands-on internship experience. Study on campus or fully online at any stage of your professional career—whether you recently graduated high school or plan to shift gears in your working life. 

Why Pursue Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Fisher College?

Flexible Learning Formats - Choose From Online or On-Campus Options

At Fisher, we invite you to learn in the ways that work best for you. Our online program option is highly flexible, meaning you can complete your coursework asynchronously—an ideal option if you need to balance complex family and life commitments. You also benefit from the accelerated 8-week term which helps you progress through the program faster. 

If you prefer to enroll on campus, you learn in an immersive, experiential environment of fellow students and future leaders. Our on-campus learning environment fosters eager discovery and a one-of-a-kind community.

Transform Your Practical and Theoretical Expertise

Practice, practice, practice: Our bachelor’s in Psychology program pairs robust theoretical knowledge with extensive practical applications in case studies, seminars, and internships. You graduate well-equipped to succeed directly in the workforce or graduate school.

Save Money and Time - Transfer up to 90 Credits

Enter Fisher’s Degree Completion Program (DCP) to make the most of the college credits you earned at a prior institution or through your life experience. This approach to transferring credits is designed as a focused pathway that lowers the overall tuition cost of your degree and fast-tracks your graduation. DCP equips you with firm academic skills alongside interdisciplinary fluency across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

BA in Psychology Program Curriculum 

Throughout the psychology major, you establish a deep knowledge of human development, social and cognitive psychology, and abnormal psychology and acquire experience applying statistics and research methods in psychology. 

To cap off your studies, you complete an internship and capstone project where you gain first-hand practice in a professional setting and start preparing for your career success.

Career Outlook for Psychology Majors 

Your BA in Psychology is your first step toward your career goals. At Fisher, you establish hands-on experience that is crucial for success in graduate and postgraduate studies in psychology and related fields. 

Some graduates also move directly into the workforce in settings including child care, social service agencies, drug treatment centers, youth and adult residential care centers, crisis centers, community mental health centers, senior citizen centers, and state and local agencies serving families.

Within a year of graduation, 95% of Fisher graduates are working or in an advanced degree program. Psychology majors can further their studies in our MA in Counseling Psychology program, which provides the education required to pursue a career as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Students may begin their graduate classes while in the bachelor’s in Psychology program.

Admission Requirements

Our commitment to an education that works for you extends to our admissions process! We run rolling admissions, meaning there’s no final deadline to apply: to start in the fall semester, you can apply beginning in November of the previous year, and for the spring semester, we start reviewing applications in September of the previous year. 

We’ll consider all the materials you submit, including optional SAT/ACT scores, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

Learn more about our undergraduate application requirements.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Advancing into the field of psychology requires an investment, and at Fisher College, we want to make that investment accessible to as many people as possible. We offer competitive tuition rates along with a variety of financial aid opportunities to support your education.

Build Your Future - Apply to Fisher College’s BA in Psychology Program

As you complete your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, whether on our Boston campus or in our convenient online program format, you develop meaningful knowledge of psychology theory alongside practical hands-on experience that carries you into professional roles and graduate programs alike.

Program Snapshot

Term Length: 8 weeks 
Typical Time to Completion*: 20 terms; 3 years, 4 months

On Campus
Semester Length: 15 weeks
Typical Time to Completion: 4 years

Degree Pathways

Students who have earned 45+ college credits are encouraged to inquire about the Degree Completion Program (DCP)

*Based on continuous enrollment of two courses every term. Time to completion may be shorter based on eligible transfer credit or longer if course enrollment varies.