2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    Feb 02, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Preparation for Graduate Studies - BS in Psychology

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This program is no longer accepting new students. Current students must complete their programs of study in accordance with Walden’s Time-to-Degree Completion policies.


For students who are considering an advanced degree in psychology in the future, the Preparation for Graduate Studies concentration can help with preparations now. Students will expand their knowledge across all major areas from human development to professional ethics. They will learn to conduct research, analyze data, and present their findings. Students will also increase their understanding of what influences social behavior as they develop the quantitative and qualitative analytical skills needed for graduate study.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours
  • General education courses (46 cr.)
  • Core courses (35 cr.)
  • Concentration courses (25 cr.)
  • Psychology elective courses (10 cr.)
  • Elective courses (65 cr.)

Concentration Curriculum

Psychology Elective Courses (10 cr.)

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

Electives (65 cr.)

Choose 13 courses from general education, BS in Psychology, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs, or Accelerate Into Master’s  courses. At least four courses must be at the 3000, 4000, or 5000 level. Elective credits should total 65 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.