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Develop an understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors with this BS in Psychology designed around the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major. Learn skills in research, writing, problem solving, and synthesizing and evaluating information. Prepare to continue study at the graduate level or pursue careers in a variety of fields, including public service, law enforcement, business, sales, market research, health care, and social services.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

These results show recent Capella graduates' proficiency levels in the expected learning outcomes for this program. Faculty make this assessment in the capstone course—the final course in which Capella students demonstrate what they’ve learned.

2017-2018 Demonstration of Program Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Apply psychological theories and concepts to personal, organizational, and social issues.

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Apply empirical research findings to issues in psychology.

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Analyze psychological research findings and the research methods used to support them.

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Analyze and solve problems in the field of psychology through critical, scientific, and creative thinking.

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Evaluate decisions or actions based on cultural competence and ethical principles.

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Integrate knowledge of psychology with personal values and goals to guide personal and professional behavior.

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Communicate in a manner that is consistent with expectations for psychology professionals and is well suited for the intended audience.

Capella Learning and Career Outcomes - BS in Psychology Outcomes

Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated faculty judgments of learner demonstration of program outcomes from Q2 2017 — Q1 2018 capstone courses.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology specializations

  • General Psychology

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • Capella's BS in Psychology program is designed around the APA Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.
  • Capella's BS in Psychology faculty have a wide range of professional and academic experience.
  • The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) report shows that Capella seniors score significantly higher in critical thinking and written communication compared to seniors from non-proprietary and other proprietary institutions. The full CLA+ report is available.
  • Capella's BS in Psychology curriculum reflects input from both academic and professional psychologists.
  • Capella's BS in Psychology degree draws on the faculty and curriculum expertise of its graduate level programs in psychology and mental health.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Career Preparation

Bachelor's in Psychology Graduates

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Career Preparation
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career: 58%

My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions: 68%

Capella's competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession: 74%

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Career and Professional Accomplishments

Bachelor's in Psychology Graduates

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Career and Professional Accomplishments
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Made a significant contribution to my profession: 50%

Successfully changed jobs and-or-careers: 43%

Assumed leadership responsibilities: 47%

Received a salary increase: 47%

Received a promotion: 40%

 

Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction with Capella

Bachelor's in Psychology Graduates

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Satisfaction with Capella
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

I have or intend to recommend Capella: 84%

I am satisfied with my Capella education: 95%

Capella gave me the most efficient direct path to completing my degree: 86%

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Skills & Abilities
All Social & Behavioral Sciences Doctoral Graduates

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Skills & Abilities
Bachelor of Science in Psychology Degree Program Graduates

Write clearly, accurately, and professionally; use sources appropriately: 94%

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings : 100%

Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline : 100%

Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields : 100%

Analyze theoretical issues or investigate real-world phenomena, create knowledge : 100%

Locate, evaluate and communicate information; address legal, professional, other issues: 100%

Critically examine, analyze, and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity: 100%

Critically evaluate, select, and use discipline-appropriate technology : 100%

Show appreciation for group and individual differences : 100%

Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments : 100%

Apply the specialized knowledge associated with professional practice area : 100%

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q2 2018.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6), provide some information about completion, expenses, and occupations. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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