Psychology Bachelor’s Degree

Complete Your Psychology Bachelor’s Degree at Marylhurst

Are you fascinated by the human psyche and interested in satisfying this curiosity through a career in a clinical, therapeutic, educational or research setting?

Marylhurst University’s bachelor’s in psychology degree explores how people learn and develop, and analyzes the internal and external influences on thought, behavior, learning and development. Students learn how to conduct and interpret research and gain the necessary skills to help others grow, evolve and heal. Discover how a psychology bachelor’s degree from Marylhurst can get you toward the career you love.

Transfer in Credits (we make it simple!)

Marylhurst is a degree completion institution meaning most psychology students enter the university with some previous college credit; saving time and financial resources necessary to earn a degree. On average, students transfer in enough credits to satisfy the majority of Marylhurst’s core curriculum and elective requirements. Many students complete the B.A. in Psychology degree in three years.

Marylhurst’s psychology program has an established history of welcoming transfer students from Clackamas Community College, Clark College, Mount Hood Community College, Portland Community College, among others. >> Learn more

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  • Fall Term 2018. Classes start Sept. 24.
  • Apply early to secure your spot
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Why Choose a B.A in Psychology from Marylhurst

Marylhurst University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities NWCCU.


Convenient schedule with many classes offered evenings, weekends or online.

Scholarship OpportunitiesSCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
We offer scholarships focused on the transfer student and you’re automatically considered for scholarships when you apply.

With a nationally recognized credit for prior learning program, Marylhurst helps you earn college credit for outside-the-classroom learning, like work or military experience.

MU accepts most transfer credits and has great partnerships with local community colleges – creating clear pathways to a degree. Most Marylhurst students complete their bachelor’s degree major in two-to-three years.

Enjoy small class sizes with renowned faculty who focus on you.

Coursework within the psychology major focuses on cross-disciplinary exposure to the central theoretical, methodological and practical approaches in the human sciences disciplines. Students acquire and practice academic research and writing skills. In addition, psychology majors participate in an internship, service learning or advanced research project related to their educational and professional interests and goals.

Preview the curriculum that’s preparing students to make an impact in today’s society.

Psychology Curriculum

Psychology Student Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa, $8,000

If you’re a member of Phi Theta Kappa (community college honor society), Marylhurst has a scholarship to honor your achievements. Receive up to $4,000 a year for two years (so up to $8,000 total).

President’s Scholarship, $6,000

Have you earned a 3.5 GPA in your undergraduate coursework and completed at least 30 college credits? You may qualify for the President’s Scholarship at Marylhurst. Receive up to $3,000 per year for two years (up to $6,000 total).

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Cost of the Program

Current undergraduate tuition for the psychology program is $463 per credit. Most courses are four credits. The psychology program has 60 major credits for an approximate cost (based on current tuition) of $27,780.  Marylhurst is a degree completion institution meaning most psychology students transfer in and apply an average of 45-50 credits towards the university’s core and elective credit requirements; saving time and financial resources necessary to complete their degree.

Marylhurst has little-to-no fees (for example, parking is free on campus) and offers extensive financial aid management services.

Learn more about opportunities to complete your degree quickly and affordably with Marylhurst’s Credit for Prior Learning program and inclusive transfer policy.

“For students interested in entering a helping profession, Marylhurst feels like home. As your admissions counselor, I can discuss the professional outcomes offered by our psychology program and help you navigate the admission process. “

~ Donna Davis, Associate Director of Admissions

Marylhurst psychology graduates make a positive difference in social work, counseling, education and other helping professions. If you aspire to work within a clinical, therapeutic, educational or research setting, discover how a B.A. in Psychology can prepare you.

Psychology Degree Careers

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Ready to further discuss whether or not a psychology degree is right for you? Connect with one of our admissions counselors who can answer your questions, email you more information and share steps to get started.

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