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Capella University (B.S. in Psychology)

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Private
  • Urban
  • 65%35%
    student ratio
  • 7,487
    total students
  • $10,980 | $10,980
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • Not Reported
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
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Students can learn from experts in the field of psychology

Capella University's outcome-based curriculum is designed to give students the skills to meet changing needs in the field of psychology while advancing their careers and personal development. Capella offers a B.S. in Psychology and a broad portfolio of graduate-level psychology specializations:

- Counseling Psychology

- General Psychology

- Addiction Psychology

- Child and Adolescent Development

- Clinical Psychology

- Sport Psychology

- Educational Psychology

- School Psychology

- Industrial/Organizational Psychology

- Leadership Coaching Psychology

- Organizational Leader Development

- Evaluation, Research and Measurement

With a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Capella University, students can prepare themselves for success

Students can develop an understanding of human learning, emotions, and behaviors with this B.S. in Psychology specialization, designed around the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines for the undergraduate psychology major. Students will also learn skills in research, writing, problem solving, and synthesizing and evaluating information, which are valued in a wide range of professions beyond psychology. Successful graduates of this program are prepared to continue their studies at the graduate level or pursue careers in a variety of fields that employ psychological knowledge and skills, including public service, law enforcement, business, sales, market research, health care, and social services. Capella offers concentrations in "Marketing," "Finance," and "Project Management."

An enrollment counselor can help students determine whether previous course work may transfer into the degree programs. Non-classroom learning may also be eligible for credit through the Prior Learning Assessment Process.

B.S./M.S. in Psychology Option

Students can set their sights higher while they earn their bachelor's degrees. In Capella's combined B.S./M.S. in Psychology option, students could start earning master's level credits during their bachelor's program experiences. Once they earn 100 undergraduate quarter credits, they may be eligible for Capella's combined B.S./M.S. in Psychology option, which can save students more than $4500 over the cost of pursuing each degree separately ,and cut up to 2 quarters off students' time to M.S. degree completion.

Capella University Overview

Capella is an accredited university, a vibrant community of learners, and a faculty of committed and engaging instructors. Through its online campus and course rooms, Capella provides exceptional higher education to adult learners throughout the United States and across the globe.

Dr. Harold Abel and Stephen Shank founded Capella University in 1993. Since that time, it has been Capella's mission to extend access to high quality doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. The online, competency-based programs deliver core skills that are immediately applicable and professionally relevant.

Capella University's competency-based curriculum is built with input from employers and alignment to industry association standards. Capella delivers the instructions to help students develop the skills needed to succeed in their fields. This unique approach delivers learning outcomes that lead to superior career outcomes.

Online learning is flexible -- students can work on their courses at times and places that fit their lives -- but they should expect to be engaged, inspired, and challenged. At Capella, students will use the online campus and their courserooms to connect and engage with course materials, their classmates, instructors, and more.

Capella is owned by the publicly traded Capella Education Company, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Why Choose Capella -- Quality. Flexibility. Community.

Capella's students discover a fresh and compelling take on higher learning. Capella University's mission is to extend access to high quality doctoral, bachelor's, master's, and certificate programs to adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. Capella does this with flexible, online degree programs that are regionally and professionally accredited, challenging to its students, and highly relevant to employers.

Earning master's credit while working on a bachelor's degree

With Capella's Combined Bachelor's/Master's option, eligible students can start earning master's-level credit during their bachelor's program -- saving thousands over the cost of pursuing each degree separately and reducing the time to a master's degree.

University Mission

The mission of Capella University is to extend access to high quality bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and certificate programs for adults who seek to maximize their personal and professional potential. This mission is fulfilled through innovative programs that are responsive to the needs of adult learners and involve active, engaging, challenging, and relevant learning experiences offered in a variety of delivery modes.


"Capella was an awesome experience," says James Baker, who earned a PhD in Education. "I never worried about the credibility of my degree because I realized I was getting a world-class education that would rival anyone's."

"Nearly every one of my final projects through my master's and then on into the doctoral program has tied directly into what I was doing at work." -- Cliff Gilmore, MS, Organization and Management

"The curriculum dovetailed so nicely with what was happening at Wells Fargo. I kept noticing a synchronicity between the courses I was taking and the situations I was encountering in my work." -- Vicki O'Day, BS, 2005 Graduate, Program: Business

Admissions Requirements

Admissions requirements vary by program and specialization. International applicants residing outside the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands are not eligible for acceptance into programs requiring supervised clinical internships or practica within the Schools of Education, Human Services, and Psychology. Interested students can learn more about the online doctoral, master's, MBA, undergraduate, and certificate programs -- and get answers to their questions about Capella and online learning -- by speaking to an enrollment counselor at 1.888.227.3552.

Financial Aid

Capella participates in several federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide information on other non-federal loan programs.

Capella-funded scholarships are also available in select disciplines, such as the Robert C. Ford Human Services Scholarship and the Helene Krivosha Scholarship for education students. There are also external scholarships offered specifically to Capella students, such as the Go the Distance Scholarship.

To discuss financial aid options, interested individuals should please contact one of the enrollment counselors at 1.888.227.3552.

Accreditation and Licensure of Institution and Programs

Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), For additional information:

Location & Contact

225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Enrollment Services

Phone: 866-2837921
Fax: 612-977-5060

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Retailing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer and Information Systems Security
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Informatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Protective Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.


  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled7,487
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Yes
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$10,980
    • Out-of-state tuition *$10,980
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students7,487
    • Male Student Percentage35%
    • Female Student Percentage65%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino4.62%
    • Black or African American27.46%
    • White or Caucasian38.88%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.51%
    • Asian1.11%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.36%
    • Two or more races1.52%
    • Unknown25.2%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported





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