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Psychology is the study of how people think and why they act the way they do. Psychologists apply these behavioral insights through their work in many different areas. Some conduct research studies. Others focus on specific disciplines, like organizational behavior. Still others develop treatments for people suffering from mental illnesses or psychological distress.

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Psychology

Gain insights.

Multiply your options.

Psychology is the study of how people think and why they act the way they do. Psychologists apply these behavioral insights through their work in many different areas. Some conduct research studies. Others focus on specific disciplines, like organizational behavior. Still others develop treatments for people suffering from mental illnesses or psychological distress.

Career Facts

$70,700

Median salary for Psychologists

19%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$112,977

Median salary for Industrial Organizational Psychologists

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Overview

Overview

Baker’s Bachelor of Science in Psychology program is designed by professionals in the field to give you a strong foundation in the science and application of psychology.

Our curriculum centers on the study of human thought processes and behaviors. Through this framework, you are able to develop many skills, ranging from observation and analysis to communication and problem-solving—skills that enable you to work successfully with diverse groups of people, and will always be useful, both personally and professionally.

As a program graduate, you’ll be prepared to further your academic studies in psychology or another related field, or to apply your skills in a professional career such as sales, advertising, marketing, or education.

Course Information

Course Information

Psychology Major84 Hours

*Elective Credit Requirements: 24

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

MTH 401

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Statistical Methods 4

PSY 121

4 Quarter Hours

Explores the history and development of psychology as a discipline. Compares and contrasts important theories and their historical roots. Selected content areas within psychology and their occupational potential are discussed. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111.
History of Psychology 4

PSY 251

4 Quarter Hours

Explores the psychology of thought, including reception of information, short- and long-term storage, perception, memory, concept formation, language acquisition, problem solving, imagination, and creativity. Students explore how people acquire, process, store, and use information. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 121, PSY 221
Cognitive Psychology 4

PSY 311

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Abnormal Psychology 4

PSY 336

4 Quarter Hours

Explores the bio-cultural influences that contribute to gender differences. Theories, myths, and stereotypes related to gender are reviewed. Topics include historical trends, role conflicts, impact of life events, identity development, and employment. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221
Psychology of Gender 4

PSY 355

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys major studies of personality and theories related to personality development. Examines how interpersonal behavior is influenced by individual differences. Students are provided opportunities to analyze the results of personality indicators. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 121, PSY 221
Personality Psychology 4

PSY 366

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding research in the field of psychology. Students explore and gain understanding of the tools needed to critically read and evaluate research. Students gain knowledge of and develop research design skills and explore the scientific methods of inquiry, APA standards, and the ethical considerations of research. Knowledge of quantitative research design methodology by studying and critically analyzing the foundations, strategies, and practice of research in the field of professional psychology are investigated and applied. Reliability and validity of measures are evaluated and the process and various approaches of quantitative research are explored. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 401, PSY 121
Research Methods I 4

PSY 367

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the qualitative methods of conducting research in a continuation of PSY366 Research Methods I. Knowledge of qualitative research design methodology is investigated and applied by studying and critically analyzing the foundations, strategies, and practice of research in the field of professional psychology. Students continue to gain knowledge and demonstrate appropriate use of research tools, research planning and design, methodologies, and communication of results using APA standards. Analytical procedures for data analysis methods are explored and applied. The steps of qualitative research are examined and reliability and validity of measures are evaluated. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 366
Research Methods II 4

PSY 381

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the influence of culture on the individual. Illustrates commonalities and differences in behavior in a variety of cultures. Some topics covered include perception, gender, emotions, cognition, verbal and nonverbal communication, sexual orientation, and socialization. Multicultural views and cultural adaptation are addressed. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221, PSY 366
Cross-Cultural Psychology 4

PSY 391

4 Quarter Hours

Includes the study of primate brain activity, bio-chemical and electrical processes, and neural patterns that underlie behavior. Students develop an understanding of brain functions in relation to behavior. Normal brain activity is compared and contrasted with abnormal brain activity. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221, PSY 366
Bio-Chemical/Neural Psychology 4

PSY 431

4 Quarter Hours

Provides an opportunity to study the physiological bases for behavior and human development. Students explore the relationship among brain function, physiological processes, and behavior. Other topics include sensory motor activities and the influence of hormones on behavior. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 391
Physiological Psychology 4

PSY 441

4 Quarter Hours

Provides an overview of the five senses (vision, hearing, touch, taste, and smell) with a specific concentration on vision and hearing. Students develop an understanding of how humans distinguish the use of these senses in interpreting the world. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 391
Sensation and Perception 4

PSY 442

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys issues related to learning and retention of learning among various species, including Homo sapiens. Major theories about memory are evaluated. Topics of classical and operant conditioning, cognitive learning theory, information processing, attention, and models of short- and long-term memory are assessed. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 441
Learning and Memory 4

PSY 445

4 Quarter Hours

Explores the biological and physiological bases that control instinctive drives. Additional emphasis is placed on curiosity, aggression, and emotional responses to external information, as well as the history of motivation. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 391
Motivation and Emotion 4

PSY 451

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys psychopharmacology, psychotropic drugs, and drug therapy, with an emphasis on the influence of drugs on mental capacity, performance, and tolerance. Examines current and possible drug treatments for psychopathological symptoms. Addictive drugs, over medicating, substance abuse, over diagnosing, and alternative methods are evaluated. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 311, PSY 391
Psychopharmacology for Psychology Majors 4

PSY 491

4 Quarter Hours

Reflects the capstone course and allows students to demonstrate competency of knowledge from prior courses in the program. This course integrates knowledge, foundational concepts, and skills used in psychological research. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
Senior status, Program Director/Dean approval.
Senior Seminar: Psychology 4
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Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

PSY 101

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations 4

PSY 201A

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the background, theoretical underpinnings, and process of cognitive behavior therapy. Topics include maladaptive thought patterns and cognitive behavior therapy solutions, several expressions of cognitive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy applications to common problems such as fear, anger, addiction, and depression.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 4

PSY 211

4 Quarter Hours

Equips students with a psychological foundation of theory related to death, dying, and bereavement. Prepares students who are entering a helping profession to work with others to understand and cope with death, dying, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Psychology of Death and Dying 4

PSY 231

4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology 4

PSY 241

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding the field of counseling. This course examines what counselors do; the qualities of effective counseling; and basic concepts of the most influential theories of modern counseling, considering the strengths and weaknesses of each. It also examines legal, ethical, and cross-cultural issues.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111
Theories of Counseling 4

PSY 271

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys research and theories related to maximizing the potential of healthy individuals with a focus on improving athletic performance both mentally and physically. Assisting athletes to achieve their potential is examined. Students explore career options and requirements in the field of sports psychology. This course is exclusive to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology Program (Online only).

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 121
Sports Psychology 4

PSY 321

4 Quarter Hours

Explores types of disabilities from the individual, family, and caregiver perspectives. Topics include stereotypes and myths, legal issues/laws, coping with disability, and models of practice. Common challenges and solutions associated with disability across various social contexts are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Psychology of Disability 4

PSY 335

4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes the anatomical, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of a wide range of topics in the area of human sexuality. Course emphasis is on developing understanding and appreciation of variations of sexual expression and the role of sexuality throughout the various phases of the life cycle.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Human Sexuality 4

PSY 350

4 Quarter Hours

Explores human development from conception through late childhood, with an emphasis on mental, social, and emotional growth. Developmental processes of socialization, cognition, emotional growth, and personality development are examined. Theories about child development are assessed. Research findings on disorders common to children are considered.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221
Child Psychology 4

PSY 351

4 Quarter Hours

Studies the nature of adolescent behavior and its underlying dynamics. This course focuses on understanding adolescents in our society. The emphasis is on behavior development in establishing skills necessary to work with this group. This includes physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of adolescents.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111.
Adolescent Psychology 4

PSY 402

4 Quarter Hours

Explores aging from the individual, family, and caregiver perspectives. Focuses on physical, cognitive, personality, and social development in late adulthood. Topics include stereotypes and myths, legal issues/laws, common psychological and physical disorders, end of life decisions, relationships, and careers, as well as the dying process, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 332
Gerontology 4

PSY 411

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the multiple careers and settings associated with mental health treatment. Topics include assessment, interviewing, types of counseling, treatment of different populations, legal issues, and ethical considerations within the mental health treatment setting. Treatment interventions, least restrictive options, and prevention will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 311
Clinical Methods in Mental Health 4

WRK 301

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour bachelor’s level, learning experience in a business or technical environment structured to allow students to further develop skills and gain training in their major field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, 106 Credit Hours in CYBER DEFENSE MAJOR, 48 Credit Hours in GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, minimum GPA 2.00.
Internship 4
General Education Requirements72 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ELECT 111A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Scientific Inquiry Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Scientific Inquiry Elective 4

ELECT 131A

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4

ELECT 131B

4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List – Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4

ELECT 161A

2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List – Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective 2

ELECT 161B

2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List – Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective 2

ELECT 161C

2 Quarter Hours

See General Information Elective List – Computer Literacy Electives.

Computer Literacy Elective 2

ENG 101

4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I 4

ENG 102

4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students’ critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II 4

HUM 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics 4

INF 161

2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society 2

MTH 108

4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application 4

MTH 109

4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, right-triangle trigonometry, probability, and statistics. Key topics include equations, inequalities, graphs and functions; exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic models; counting methods, probability theory, normal distribution, correlation, and regression. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 108.
College Mathematics II 4

PSY 111

4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology 4

PSY 221

4 Quarter Hours

Examines changes that occur across the human life span, from conception to old age and death. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, social, and emotional changes.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111.
Developmental Psychology 4

PSY 401

4 Quarter Hours

Presents a study of individuals in the social context in which they live. Topics such as attitudes and attitude change, altruism, effects of being in a group, conformity, obedience, persuasion, and interpersonal attraction are studied.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Social Psychology 4

SOC 321

4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity 4

SPK 201

4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

SPK 211

4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.

Prerequisite(s):
Education Majors: SPK 201.
Corequisite(s):
EDU 312A. All other majors: PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics 4

SPK 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking 4
Select 2 Courses from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours

ENG 221

4 Quarter Hours

Studies literary analysis and provides practice of methods used to analyze the contents of literary works; includes a review of major themes and schools of literary criticism.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Critical Writing and Literary Analysis 4

ENG 231

4 Quarter Hours

Studies how and why people communicate the way they do. Habitual talking, listening, and writing behaviors of individuals and groups are examined as well as the influences of the history of the English language, home, community, and culture on the language structures and language uses of individuals. Culture, as it influences linguistic preference, is studied.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Language and Culture 4

ENG 311

4 Quarter Hours

Expands students’ writing skills beyond the expository style studied in Composition I and II and in the Workplace Communication course. This course studies poetry forms and fiction writing techniques. It is not necessary that a student be an experienced creative writer, only that he or she be committed to the writing process.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Creative Writing 4

ENG 411

4 Quarter Hours

Studies theory of behavior in communication in general and in mass media in particular. This course also focuses on the design and evaluation of public opinion studies and research topics in communication with an emphasis on the effects that various media have on consumers.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Foundations of Mass Communication 4

LIT 301

4 Quarter Hours

Studies contemporary authors who may be classified as modern or postmodern; figures include principal ethnic and minority writers.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Contemporary Literature 4

LIT 331

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys American literature of various genres from colonial times (1600) through the Civil War (1865). American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American ethnicities. Students learn to critically analyze many types of literature through class discussion, activities, and writing.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
American Literature I 4

LIT 332

4 Quarter Hours

Surveys American literature of various genres from Reconstruction (1865) to the present. American literary movements and their historical contexts are revealed through works representing a full range of American ethnicities. Students learn to critically analyze many types of literature through class discussion, activities, and writing.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
American Literature II 4

LIT 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces selections from major English authors. Emphasis is on the writers’ ideas, relationship to culture, and forms of expression.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, ENG 221
Survey of English Literature 4

LIT 411

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the advanced study of world literature. Topics covered vary and include all types of literature such as poetry, novels, and short stories.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102, ENG 221
Studies in Literature 4

WRI 115

4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students’ critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student’s individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Workplace Communication 4

WRI 301A

4 Quarter Hours

Improves students ability to write for business and technical purposes relevant to student’s major field or career aspirations. Emphasis is on writing formal reports including research of published technical information and presentation of a formal paper. In addition, less formal aspects of business and technical communications are studied. Students will practice and develop skills for writing and communicating in a professional environment.

Prerequisite(s):
WRI 115
Report Writing 4
Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 180
Program Description

Program Description

Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior. As such, a scholarly background in psychology is useful and versatile for students to have both personally and professionally. The Psychology program will help to prepare students for a variety of professions and careers or to enter graduate study in psychology, as well as in other related disciplines and fields. The American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs Task Force established specific guidelines for undergraduate psychology major competencies (Undergraduate Psychology Major Learning Goals and Outcomes: A Report, March 2002). The undergraduate psychology major at Baker College Online adapts from, and conforms to, these guidelines and standards. The program seeks to assist students with the development of foundational skills, information, and knowledge in the discipline of psychology. The student then transfers the information learned into actual knowledge which leads to the transformation of knowledge into understanding and application. The Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Baker College Online is a 100% online program and is not available through a Baker College campus. Students in this program will receive all support services through the Baker Online campus. Courses cannot be taken at another Baker College campus.

Accreditation

Accreditation

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

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    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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