College of Professional Studies
Explore psychological development and behavior with the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program. This program covers a broad range of topics and skills that can be applied to many different careers.
- Boston Location
- Classroom Format
- Fall, Spring, Summer Entry Terms
- No Meets F1 Visa Requirements
In this innovative undergraduate program, you will have the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the key areas in psychology, including social and abnormal psychology, sensory function, learning, memory, human development, emotion, and motivation. Through electives, students will also have the opportunity to develop their counseling skills and pursue other areas of specialized interest. Graduates will be prepared to enter careers in industry and human services, as well as to pursue graduate work in psychology or social work.
Minimum 120 total semester hours required
Minimum 2.000 GPA required
Students must earn a minimum of 60 Northeastern University semester hours in order to receive a bachelor’s degree.
Note: Individual program requirements may exceed the above minima.
All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.
43 semester hours required
Complete one of the following two courses with corresponding lab:
Complete the following two courses with corresponding labs:
Note: Students may choose PHL 2130 (Ethical Issues in Healthcare) or PHL 2140 (Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering), but not both.
Choose one of the following:
Choose one of the following:
Major Required Courses
25 semester hours required
Cognition and Development
Major Elective Courses
15 semester hours required
Complete 15 semester hours from the following:
Complete a minimum of 37 semester hours to reach 120 semester hours.
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
- Experiential Learning at Work — Working professionals collaborate with their employer to develop a project that addresses a key business need their company has, in an area they want familiarity with.
- Experiential Network (XN) — Students work virtually with a sponsoring organization on a short-term project over a six-week period.
- Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
Given its broad applicability, an undergraduate degree in psychology offers you a great many career options. An understanding of human psychology coupled with critical thinking skills make you a strong candidate for any position in which you interact with, analyze, or manage people — whether in sales, teaching, research, marketing/advertising, public relations, management, or administration.
What can you do with your degree?
This bachelor’s degree program is appropriate for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in related fields or work in a profession for which psychological training is encouraged.
While the MA and PhD remain the only degrees with which one can enter professional positions labeled "psychologist," undergraduate degree holders are employed in a wide variety of occupations.
Fields to consider include:
- Marketing or scientific research
- Social work
- Labor relations
Our industry-aligned faculty bring relevant real-world experience, knowledge, expertise, and connections that will help you achieve your career goals.
The university's financial aid policies are designed to enrich our campus community by ensuring that Northeastern is affordable for all admitted students.
- $1.6K Cost Per Course
- $10.2K Avg Institutional Aid
- 45% % Receiving Aid