Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Quick Facts

2 years

Average Time To Complete


Total Number of Units


Per Unit Cost


Estimated Total Cost

Program Overview

  • Online
  • Low-residency
Are you interested in a psychology program that you can tailor to your interests and goals? Rooted in the field of transpersonal psychology, the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology completion program at Sofia is a one-of-a-kind program that provides students with broad exposure to the humanistic and scientific approaches to the study of human cognition, emotions, and behavior. Develop an individualized concentration to focus your studies and prepare you for graduate school or transition to a professional career in case management, family counseling, human resources, public relations or marketing. 
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 currently not available for students needing an F1 Visa

Viable Career Paths

Complete your degree, and begin working 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 Authorizations for Distance Education

Sofia University is licensed, registered, authorized, certified, or formally exempt in the following states and territories as indicated on our State Authorizations page. 

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

- Nisha JumnaB.A. Alumna Class 14'
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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor’s Degree in Palo Alto and Costa Mesa CA