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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Tackle today’s social and ethical issues through scientific problem-solving

Brenau’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology opens a wide range of career opportunities in counseling, human resources, sales, law and more, preparing you to take on the important issues that you care about most. This degree will help you:

  • Prepare to move into a graduate program to qualify you for positions in counseling
  • Analyze the human mind to better empathize with others
  • Perceive behavioral motivations across age, gender and background through increased cultural and social awareness

Want to get into counseling? This is your first step.

The experience you’ll get through this degree can act as your stepping stone toward a master’s or doctorate program, an important credential that will qualify you for a number of counseling opportunities. With your advanced degree, you’ll be ready to move into positions at mental health facilities, government offices or other businesses.


Or, if you’re considering a field other than counseling…

As a psychology graduate, there are several career paths you could take—that’s why our curriculum introduces you to all aspects of psychology. Whether you’re just getting started in your career, or you’re looking to advance within your current field, you’ll graduate ready to be an even more versatile, invaluable asset to your company.

Social services manager

Social Services Program Manager

Georgia Average Salary: $69,346*
National Average Salary: $71,640*

Aid struggling families and individuals through social problems to positively influence the well-being of communities and neighborhoods.

Duties include: connecting individuals and families with community resources, supervising fundraising efforts and building relationships with donors.

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Community health director

Community Health Director

Georgia Average Salary: $129,465*
National Average Salary: $134,465*

Serve as an intermediary between health services and the community to build trust and patient access to community health resources.

Duties include: facilitating community outreach events, writing grant proposals and coordinating plans for community-wide health goals.

*Salary.com

Social worker with a mother and child

Social Worker

Georgia Average Salary: $68,954*
National Average Salary: $48,500**

Help clients with issues related to mental and emotional health by providing support, counseling and treatment strategies.

Duties include: observing client behavior to assess emotional and mental needs, leading counseling sessions and consulting with doctors as needed.

*Salary.com
**Burning Glass


At Brenau, we treat our students differently

100% Online

Study when—and where—it’s convenient for you.

Support Systems

Our unique team of coaches offer expert guidance, from day one to graduation, that you won’t find anywhere else.

Generous Transfer Policy

We’ll take up to 65 of your credits.


To learn more about what it’s like to take college courses online, call an enrollment coach: 866.239.4762


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Lean on us—we’re always here for you!

As an online student, you have access to the same level of support and resources as if you were learning on-campus, including:

  • Success Coaches
  • Writing Center, Online Tutoring, and Math Center
  • Experienced faculty

“Brenau’s psychology program is structured to keep you on track so you can graduate quickly. Our success coaches will help you with every step along the way.”

Miguelina Valdes
Brenau Success Coach


Classes you’ll take

Over the course of this program, you’ll take a variety of classes that have been specifically developed to help you build the tactical skills you’ll need while on the job.

Core Courses (57 credit hours)
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Counseling and Therapy
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Library Research
  • Personal and Social Awareness
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Psychology Capstone
    • Psychology Capstone Lab
  • Psychology of Cultural Differences
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Psychology of Women
    • OR Psychology of Gender
  • Research Methods
    • Research Methods Lab
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Survey of Human Growth and Development
  • Theories of Personality
Major Electives (9 credit hours)

You’ll choose three of the following courses:

  • Advanced Special Topics
  • Aging and Health
  • Applied Psychology Teaching Experience
  • Applied Research
  • Child Maltreatment and Advocacy
  • Communication and Aging
  • Community Resources for Older Adults
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Death, Dying and Loss
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Introduction to Gerontology
  • Motivation in Organizations
  • Positive Organization Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Psychology of Health
  • Psychology of the Workplace
  • Psychology Seminar
  • Sports Psychology
  • Stress Management

Get real-world training or utilize your job experience in your Psychology Capstone

As part of your capstone project, you will log 100 hours of career-specific experience to help build your résumé and grow your expertise. The best part? If you already work in a related field, you may be able to count your job toward 50 of your 100 hours.


“Throughout all programs in the psychology department, there is a focus on integrating knowledge and skills along with critical thinking and good decision making.”

— Julie V. Battle, Ph.D., Chair
Brenau Department of Psychology


Here’s how much you’ll pay


  • $678
    Per credit hour, 120 credit hours required
    Tuition cost applies to the 2020–2021 academic year.

  • 85%
    Brenau students who qualify for financial aid

Make your degree even more affordable

You don’t have to pay for your degree entirely on your own—take advantage of the variety of financial aid options available, including:

  • Federal and state grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

Learn more about financial aid at Brenau


How do I start?

Take the next step toward your career in psychology. Request more information today and a coach will be in touch.

We respect your privacy. Submitting this form constitutes your express written consent to receive emails, phone calls, text messages and/or other media from Brenau University at the phone number(s) or email(s) received, including a wireless number(s). These emails, texts, calls or other media may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out of receiving any of these communications at any time. You are not required to provide this consent to receive services from Brenau University.