The Bachelor of Science in Psychology

For hundreds of years, the human focus on “self” remained almost exclusively within the physiological realm. Over the last few decades, that has changed.

California School of Professional Psychology faculty like Abraham Maslow, Viktor Frankl, Carl Rogers, and Igor Ansoff, who are considered psychological pioneers, are only a few of the names that ushered us into this great period of self-enlightenment and self-improvement. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program at Alliant International University’s California School of Professional Psychology are embarking on a journey to further thought leadership and understanding in the field. A journey that enables them to continue the legacy of our psychological forefathers.

Through coursework built on a foundation of scientific study, you will discover the theories, research methods, and data analysis techniques that carried us to where we are today. You will be challenged to drive the progress we still need in the helping professions. A challenge for which you will be prepared through your extensive and thorough field training experiences. And at Alliant, you will do this all with a multicultural mindset. Because if we’ve learned nothing else over the years, it’s that individual stories demand to be heard.

A combination of classes, seminars, and hands-on field placements will prepare you for entering the helping fields as a counselor and technician within peer, mental health, substance abuse, and psychiatric settings. You will also be prepared to continue your education at the master’s and doctoral levels.

Ultimately, our emphasis on the unique nature of the mind, the societal complexities of mental health issues, and the achievement of our students and alumni in the communities they serve will prepare you to make a powerful and lasting impact.

Field Placement

At its core, our BS in Psychology Program is about immersion and growth. Field placements are an integral part of the curriculum. Placement sites include clinical, educational, forensic, hospital, and research settings.

These sites* include:

  • East County Family Justice Center
  • San Diego Center for Community Solutions
  • San Diego County Probation Department
  • San Diego Youth Services
  • South Bay Community Services
  • YWCA San Diego Becky’s House — an emergency shelter and transitional housing program

You’ll gain valuable experience that can only be found outside the classroom. Theory, data, cultural awareness – these are just some of the psychological practices you will apply in a real-world setting. Most importantly, field placement will enable you to grow. As a student, as a professional, as a caregiver, and as a human being.
*Available sites subject to change

The Alliant Choice

We don’t take it lightly when a student chooses us for their education. Making Alliant International University your home means choosing more than just a school. It means choosing quality, from faculty to finish.

Learning at Alliant is not just about coursework, though that’s paramount. It’s not just about internships, though they’re vital. The greatness of an institution of higher education can be found in the harmonious balance of both scholarship and hands-on training. It’s also found in those you are learning with, learning from, and how you will transform your education into impact.

In our interconnected world, homogeny has been replaced with heterogeneity. At Alliant, it’s not about “fitting in,” because there is no one way to be. Our student body is uniquely diverse, they come from a world of backgrounds and they’ve all had a unique experience. Your exposure to this wealth of diverse experiences will help shape you into a more culturally- refined individual, while still sharing the one thing that all of our students have in common: A desire to better the world.

Helpful. Supportive. Open. These are just some of the ways our staff have been described by students. From application to graduation, we are here to help you succeed. And our faculty? They’re some of the best in their field, working professionals who are not only intimately familiar with changing trends, but are often the ones making change happen.

We know that everyone has a unique story and situation. That is why we tailor our programs to fit the needs of first-time freshmen and transfer students alike. We firmly believe that education should be accessible to all. The BS in Psychology Program Alliant offers multiple admissions entry points each year, which gives you multiple opportunities to start the program each year. Couple that with no minimum unit requirements for transfer, and it means that Alliant will meet you right where you are. Right when you need us.

The world moves fast. Now your degree can, too.

The quickest route to an Alliant graduate psychology degree, the Fast-Track option, allows you to spend your last undergraduate year taking ‘bridge classes.’ These graduate-level courses count toward both the completion of your bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.

Fast-Track is available for the following graduate degrees:

Get Started Today!

Psychology is an exciting and important field that allows people like you to directly help those in need. To take the first step toward earning your degree, call 1-866-825-5426 or click here for more information about our Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree program.