When searching for an online college degree, most applicants tend to immediately overlook private universities which are infamous for their soaring tuition fees. However, at a close inspection, one will find that the cost of education in these institutions is very similar to that of public or research universities. Such is the case of Northeastern University from Boston, a competitive and academically-challenging college which was placed this year?s 8th online university in the United States by OnlineU.
With online degrees in fields such as biotechnology, leadership, management, commerce and economic development, and certificates in 3D animation, game design, or organisational communication, Northeastern aims to blend theoretical learning with professional experience gained through internship programs and exchange opportunities abroad.
With this occassion we will be presenting the online bachelor degree in Psychology, aimed at those keen on starting their careers in the field, as well as in human services, social work, management, public relations, administration, and many others. Through a broad range of topics, students will be able to identify certain problems and trends in psychology, understand their importance at a global societal level, and apply tools and techniques in order to address them. Some of the courses in this online degree curriculum include human development, emotions and motivation, abnormal psychology, sensory functions, and electives in counseling skills. Learning and assessment will be fully done online, offering students access to free study material and academic guidance, as is the case of other online college degrees.
Application requirements for the online degree
- Students need to fill in an online application on the university?s website
- Submit the appropriate academic transcripts of the official high school degree with a notarized English translation
- Proof of English language proficiency for applicant with another mother tongue. Either a TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson, or the NU Global English exam scores will suffice.
- No application fee must be paid
- Additionally, applicants to this online bachelor degree can submit their resume and statement of purpose, although these are not mandatory.
Costs and duration
The online bachelor degree in Psychology has no specific date for graduation as of yet, thus providing a flexible pace of learning. However, a total of 120 credits will need to be gained in order to complete this online degree, each credit being valued at approximately $500. A limited amount of need-based scholarships is offered to eligible students, beginning at $1,000 per semester.
Scholarship opportunities are provided based on a variety of factors, which may include financial need, academic merit, or personal circumstances. One of the scholarship programs is offered by the Lowell Institute to deserving students that are admitted to Northeastern with the scope of professional advancement. The minimum requirements for this are to have a 3.0 GPA and 40 transferrable college credits, and the value of the scholarship ranges from $6,000-$10,000.
Deadline for the online bachelor degree in Psychology
- 24th of July for the Fall semester
- 13th of November for the Winter semester