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BS in Psychology - MS AIM Track

Undergraduate students seeking to earn credits toward a master's degree in psychology can do so in Walden University's Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program. Get more details about the curriculum and other aspects of the program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Accelerate Into Master's (AIM)

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students seeking to pursue this BS degree in psychology might be familiar with basic psychological theories and schools of thought and possess strong analytical and research skills, as core coursework explores psychological analysis methods and both experimental and non-experimental research methodologies. Aspiring students must be 21 years of age; less than 21 but with 60 quarter credit hours; or a member of the military or a veteran. Applicants to Walden University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program at Walden University offers a diverse and customizable education for students interested in continuing their studies at the graduate level. Students have the opportunity to choose master's level coursework from any AIM program which includes those in criminal justice, public administration, leadership, business, and healthcare, as well as courses from any BS in Psychology concentration. Concentrations in the bachelor's degree program include forensic psychology, human services, addiction, workplace psychology, and criminal justice. In core classes, students could review information about personality theories; psychological disorders and treatments; social, emotional, and cognitive development; psychological inquiry methods; and the role of culture in psychological development. An integrative capstone project allows students to apply their understanding of theoretical concepts along with practical knowledge to produce a paper focusing on positive social change.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

181 quarter credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Walden University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Accelerate Into Master's (AIM):

In the AIM concentration of the BS in Psychology program, students must complete 25 credits in AIM and psychology concentration courses along with 20 credits in psychology electives and 55 credits in general electives. In addition, they must earn 46 credits in the general education curriculum and 35 credits in core classes. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Walden University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (46 credits)

  • Students take a minimum of two courses in the following areas:
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Humanities
    • Mathematics/Natural Sciences
    • Social Science
  • Introduction to College Algebra

Core Courses (35 credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology Seminar
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Introduction to Basic Statistics
  • Methods in Psychological Inquiry
  • Psychology Capstone

Concentration Courses: Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) (25 credits)

  • Students choose a minimum of 10 credits of AIM courses from any of Walden University's AIM programs along with courses from concentration offered in the BS in Psychology program

Psychology Elective Courses (20 credits)

  • Students choose any four 3000-, 4000-, or 5000-level courses from the School of Psychology

Elective Courses (55 credits)

  • Students choose 11 courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or any other Walden University bachelor's degree program; four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they have completed the BS in Psychology with a concentration in AIM program, graduates could be prepared to go on to earn their master's degree. Students could apply the credits earned in the AIM courses to completing a master's degree in psychology or a related field from Walden University. At the master's level, students could learn more about psychology theories, research methods, behavioral analysis, and administrative practices.

In addition to the Master of Science in Psychology, master's degrees graduates could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in School Counseling
  • Master of Science in Forensic Psychology
  • Master of Science in Developmental Psychology

Career Paths:

Graduates of the BS in Psychology - Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) program might explore entry-level positions in psychology, social work, or counseling while pursuing their master's degree. They could be prepared to apply their assessment skills and knowledge of human development and psychology theories in community health centers, mental health clinics, juvenile detention centers, halfway houses, or long-term care facilities.

Some career paths graduates might consider include:

  • Youth worker
  • Assistant case manager
  • Halfway house counselor
  • Behavioral management aide

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