Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Course Delivery

  • Online
  • Low-residency


Number of Quarter Units Required for Degree (includes transfer units).

2 years

Average Time To Complete

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (BAP) is a degree-completion program, available to students who have completed a minimum of 75 quarter units (50 semester units) of prior college-level work. Rooted in the field of transpersonal psychology, the program provides students with broad exposure to the humanistic and scientific approaches to the study of human cognition, emotions and behavior. Students tailor the program to their interests and goals by developing an individually designed Concentration to focus their studies and prepare for graduate school or their transition to a professional career.
Courses are offered online, with our Palo Alto and Costa Mesa CA faculty serving as facilitators and tutors. Each quarter students also attend classroom sessions on campus or participate in a field trip to a site relevant to the study and application of psychology to complement their online courses.
** This degree program is unfortunately not available for students needing an F1 Visa

Viable Career Paths

Following the completion of our Bachelor’s program, students can work immediately in fields such as:
  • Case Management
  • Family Counseling
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Define and compare a broad range of psychological theories, perspectives, methods, and research findings, including those of Transpersonal Psychology and Systems Theory.
  • Employ best practices of psychological research methodology in their consumption, design and conduct of basic psychological research.
  • Apply psychological theories and methods in addressing a problem or issue at an individual or group level.
  • Communicate effectively using a variety of media and genres to meet the needs of the situation and intended audience across a range of personal and professional purposes and settings.
  • Reflect upon their own whole-person development, including growth in mind, body, spirit, creativity, and community, and identify opportunities for continuing development.

State Authorzations for Distance Education

Sofia University is licensed, registered, authorized, certified, or formally exempt in the following states and territories as indicated here.

This is an amazing program which offers students the stepping stones that propel us into worlds we may never have thought of entering. I am grateful for my professors and all they had to offer. This program and the knowledge I gained from it resulted in my creating, Adi Shaktee, as an oasis for healing and a platform which I intend using for my women’s movement. This program also gave birth to my first literary project and the publication of my first book of poetry called AWAKENING, which can be found at

– Nishi Jumna/ B.A. Alumna Class 14′



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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor’s Degree in Palo Alto and Costa Mesa CA