CUNY SPS announces Online B.A. in Psychology

The CUNY School of Professional Studies announces that its new Online Bachelor of Arts degree program in Psychology has begun accepting applications for Spring 2012.

Consistent with the American Psychological Association’s educational goals, the Online B.A. in Psychology is designed to enable students to:

  • Develop a strong knowledge base in psychology
  • Understand and be able to apply research methods in psychology
  • Use critical and creative thinking skills in psychology
  • Understand and apply psychological principles
  • Reflect the values in psychology

Gaining insights into motivation, learning, social behavior, and development across the lifespan and  learning how to conduct research, design surveys, interpret behavioral situations, and communicate effectively are excellent foundations for a wide variety of careers, including social service, management and business, marketing and market research, health care, and government. For students who aspire to advanced study, the Online B.A. in Psychology offers the essential knowledge and training typically required for admission to graduate programs in clinical psychology and research. Students interested in graduate professional programs in the law, international development, and administration will benefit from the program’s strong emphasis on critical thinking, ethics, and multiculturalism.

The Online B.A. in Psychology curriculum provides a strong foundation in the four areas that underlie most work in psychology: developmental psychology, socio-cultural approaches, learning and cognition, and biological bases of behavior, and students will receive hands-on experience in the methods psychologists use to study behavior. Students will select one of three tracks for their advanced coursework: organizational psychology, psychological development, or psychopathology. All students complete a senior project, an in-depth exploration of a topic of particular interest and career relevance. Career planning is integrated and emphasized throughout the program.

For further information or to apply, please visit the program’s website at


The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) serves New York City’s dynamic marketplace by providing timely, innovative and high-quality programs of study designed to address new or unmet needs.  Drawing on CUNY’s nationally and internationally renowned faculty and practitioners, as well as industry and education partners, SPS offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate programs, including CUNY’s first fully online degree programs.

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