2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) 
    
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2019–2020 Walden University Catalog (March 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) - BS in Psychology


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Walden University offers opportunities for undergraduate students to accelerate time to the completion of a master’s degree. This option, called Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM), allows undergraduate students to complete graduate-level courses, upon approval of their advisor, that will fulfill the requirements for their undergraduate program as well as graduate requirements for a future master’s program.

The BS in Psychology includes AIM as a concentration option.

Degree Requirements


  • 181 total quarter credit hours (182 cr. for MS CMHC AIM selection)
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (25 cr.; 26 cr., for MS CMHC AIM selection)
  • Psychology elective courses (20 cr.)
  • Elective courses (55 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum


Concentration Courses (25 cr.; 26 cr. for MS CMHC AIM selection)


Students select a minimum of 10 quarter credits of AIM courses from specific AIM programs  along with courses from the BS in Psychology program concentrations.

Eligible MS programs for the BS in Psychology AIM concentration are as follows:

  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • MS in Criminal Justice
  • MS in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management
  • MS in Developmental Psychology
  • MS in Forensic Psychology
  • MS in Health Education and Promotion
  • MS in Human and Social Services
  • MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • MS in Psychology

Psychology Electives (20 cr.)


Choose any four 3000-level, 4000-level, or 5000-level courses in the School of Psychology.

Electives (55 cr.)


Choose 11 courses from general education , BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least four courses must be at the 3000–4000 level. Elective credits should total 55 to meet the program requirements. Students may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet their elective requirements.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.