Bachelor of Science

Psychology – Behavioral Health

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  • Prepare for a variety of careers in a promising field
  • Guided by experienced educators
  • Fully online

Program Details

Next Start Date
June 3rd
Est. Program Length
2–4 years
Course Length
8 weeks
Cost per Credit
Credit Hours
Credits Accepted

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $638.80 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees.

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Psychology Career Opportunities Start Here

Transform your passion for helping others into a rewarding career in a growing field with the online B.S. in Psychology – Behavioral Health program from East Central University Online. Through a fully online curriculum founded on innovation, this online psychology degree provides the skills you need to understand the dynamics of human behavior and succeed in a profession that promotes human welfare.

Delivered through an interactive, digital classroom, experienced educators from ECU Online guide each course required for this online psychology degree with their diverse professional backgrounds in psychology. Flexible schedule options allow you to complete your behavioral health degree online at your own pace as you discuss course materials with your instructors and classmates and prepare for career success.

Topics of Study

Our online psychology degree is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of behavioral health as you prepare for a variety of in-demand careers. As a student, you’ll explore diverse topics, including:

  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Professional communication
  • Relationship-building techniques
  • Personality disorders
  • Psychology of seniors
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Clinical counseling methods
  • Mental health testing best practices

Additionally, you are required to complete select elective courses while completing your behavioral health degree online, allowing you to gain specific skills in the area of psychology of your choice.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the online psychology degree, you will be fully equipped to demonstrate the following through your career:

  • Communicate efficiently with colleagues in a variety of professional settings
  • Establish strong relationships with clients
  • Counsel individuals of all ages
  • Evaluate individuals to determine mental health problems
  • Apply mental health testing best practices for diagnosing psychological disorders
  • Provide childcare in diverse settings
  • Advocate for individuals struggling with mental illness

Courses & Requirements

Our online psychology degree requires the completion of 124 credit hours.

Undergraduate students are required to complete 44 credit hours of prerequisite coursework.

Major in Psychology (34 credit hours)

PSYCH 1113

HRPSY 3253
PSYCH 2313
PSYCH 2403
PSYCH 4001
PSYCH 4133
PSYCH 4413

PSYCH 3023
PSYCH 3053
PSYCH 3463
PSYCH 4213

3 credit hours of approved 3000- or 4000-level electives in psychology (may include additional courses from the list above). EDPSY 3513 and PSYCH 4112 may not be taken for psychology degree credit.

Admission Requirements

To pursue the B.S. in Psychology – Behavioral Health program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade-point average for all undergraduate coursework to date

How to Apply

To apply, you must submit the following materials:

  • Online application
  • High school or college transcripts from an accredited institution
  • ACT/SAT scores

Have a question about this program or the admission process? Get connected to one of our knowledgeable enrollment counselors.

Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees

Curriculum ComponentRequirementsCostTotal
Tuition124 credit hours$321.80*$39,903.20
Total with transfer credits (up to 94)**$9,654.00

*Price reflects tuition for Oklahoma residents. Non-resident tuition is $638.80 per credit hour. There is a non-resident tuition waiver available if certain requirements are met. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information. An additional semester fee of $89 will apply for all students and possible charges for course related fees.

Financial Aid

At ECU Online, we strive to ensure your education is as affordable as possible. Learn more about your options for financing your education by visiting our Financial Aid page.

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Military Benefits

East Central University is a proud military-friendly school. Discover how your status as a U.S. military veteran or active-duty service member can help you earn your degree by visiting our Military & Veterans page.

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Native American Students

Eligible Native American students can find financial aid programs, heritage scholarships, grants, and academic support services to help ensure their success at ECU.

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Are You the First in Your Family to Go to College?

At ECU, we recognize that “going first” can be difficult. We provide the extra financial support, scholarships, resources, services, and skills you need to succeed.

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Transfer Students

If you’ve taken college-level courses elsewhere, you could save time and money earning your degree by transferring credits to ECU and may qualify for scholarships.

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Career Outlook

As you complete your behavioral health degree online, you’ll develop professional communication and technical skills that are essential to the field of psychology. When you graduate, you’ll have the academic credential to pursue professional school and the expertise to succeed in a variety of behavioral health positions, including:

Mental Health Counselor

Licensed mental health counselors help patients of all ages by listening to them explain their problems and developing possible solutions for improvement. These behavioral health professionals are employed by various health facilities, including hospitals, private practice offices, mental health clinics and government agencies. Many specialize in helping individuals of a specific age group.

Average annual salary: $48,519

Case Manager

Case managers help diverse individuals achieve healthy and comfortable lives by connecting them to support groups and health programs, referring them to employment opportunities and checking in routinely to ensure they’re capable of living comfortably. Many individuals who receive assistance from case managers are struggling with mental illness, addiction or transitioning to civilian life after incarceration.

Average annual salary: $40,202

Career and salary information is from Payscale.

Frequently Asked Questions

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