The University of Arizona Global Campus Reviews of Bachelor's in Psychology

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  • Chandler (AZ)
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81% of 35 students said this degree improved their career prospects
74% of 35 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 7/11/2022
  • Degree: Psychology
"Often called a “diploma mill”, I can assure you it is not. I have worked harder at UAGC than I did at my Brick and mortar school. If you don’t apply yourself or underperform your grades will show it. As evidenced by the number of current students complaint about grades in the school’s Facebook student and alumni group. I believe the problems stem mainly from the fact that school is very very much for profit. The academic advisors feel more like call center sales agents than actual academic advisors, although most of them are very nice and clearly interested in doing more than they are set up to do. The school is also not forthcoming about the fact that they have about 9 credits worth of required classes which will not transfer should you pursue your MA elsewhere. You also have to recognize that the online psychology school BA does not prepare you to be a therapist. Currently, the APA does not license any online only school for that tract. I will admit that the school is not forthcoming in telling us that, so if you don’t find that info buried in your webpage searches, you may graduate and be very unhappy. Due diligence is always a good idea. The teachers are great. The sales/enrollment is what needs a revamp for the sale of honesty."
Chris Barnhill
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2021
  • Degree: Psychology
"They transitioned from Ashford University to The University of Arizona "global campus", and had no idea what they're doing. I had a "hold" and they didn't know why. I ended up failing a course because I couldn't log into my class to submit my final paper which was 30% of my overall grade. A "D" in college is an F so I got to redo my course and pay for it. It's a total sham and student services is no help and has no idea what's going on. If I could go back I'd tell myself this place is not worth it. Keep looking, or invest your money somewhere else. Because going back to school at 40 yrs old and having to go through all that BS is for kids that don't have a life an family to provide for. Paying an extra $1800 for no reason, it's so maddening."
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
"The school structure definitely needs some work. I had one of the worst experiences just with registration at this school. I was paired up with an academic advisor who made the process even worst. As a mother of 3 kids I couldn't stay on the phone for hours end to chat about the process when she could of simply had me do the paperwork. She wouldn't move my start date until she talked to me about it even though I went and spoke to her manager on the phone and sent several emails. I didn't feel comforable starting when my aid hasn't went through yet or my transcripts. Our timezones and schedules were very conflicting. But I do believe in blessings because of this issue i researched other schools I ended up going to Grand Canyon. They're running a scholarship program to make my tuition more affordable also the degree program is alot better for what my career goals are. I decided a bachelor in arts isn't for me I would rather have a bachelor in science in psychology with a focus on mental health. They're not the only school that does one class at a time. Grand Canyon also offers 1 class at a time as well, with options to move up after a few classes. They're soon merging into University of Arizona so I don't know how this will impact the school. So definitely do some researching before going to Ashford University."
Tamara Pacheco
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ashford University was a fantastic school option. As a military member, Ashford University was able to be flexible with my schedule, able to accept my Tuition Assistance, as well as offered military grants and support networks for veterans. They offer accelerated classes, only five weeks long. This made achieving my bachelor's quicker, easier, and overall great experience. The advisors were fantastic and very knowledgeable. I have no complaints about any of the professors. Every professor was knowledgeable in the course they were teaching, very helpful, accommodating, and easily reachable. I was able to contact my instructors easily and always received a timely, respectful, and helpful response. Since leaving Ashford, the university has been active in trying to recruit me to further my education, they have been very active in notifying me of scholarship and grant options, as well as enabling networking and connecting. Although all my courses were online, I feel such a sense of community and connectedness with my peers. I feel prepared and excited to take on the next step of my career and begin utilizing the information I learned from Ashford University and its staff. Although I did not choose to continue my education with Ashford, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to further their education and gain knowledge in any field. Especially those in the Armed Forces, as Ashford will go above and beyond to ensure you can receive a proper education and skill by the time you complete your degree. I feel better prepared to take on my next step in my education because of Ashford University."
Alyssa Dipirro
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The online program with Ashford university is an exceptional program. The school offers a wide range of staff to support you during your academic pursuits as well as tutor services and writing services to help with papers. The portal is simple to use and the classroom setting is just as easy. Some of the teachers are not great with feedback or rapid responding, however the vast majority of my teachers have been exceptional. They worked with me when I was going through personal stuff and was unable to attend school and have helped to keep me on track. I receive my bachelors degree there and I am currently enrolled in my masters degree program. I have also encourage my sister to enroll and she is working on her bachelors degree as well."
Tracee Chiodo
  • Reviewed: 6/14/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"I had a great experience at Ashford University. I was able to go online which was so helpful. At the time I had a toddler and two teens therefore, being able to attend school online was a life saver. I was a real estate agent and when the market crashed I went back to school. My husband and I lost three homes, so I decided I needed to go back to school in 2009 to get another profession. I received my BA in psychology from Ashford University in 2013. It was a wonderful experience. It helped me to understand people and life so much more. I grew up in a domestic violent home so all the classes in psychology really helped me understand why things happen and how it affects people. Studying famous psychologist such as Freud, Albert Bandra, Jean Piaget, Ivan Palov, Erik Erickson, Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, and BF Skinner was amazing. BF Skinner created the skinner box using operant conditioning which influenced Behaviorism and led to Ivar Lovaas and Robert Koegel creating Applied Behavior Analysis. I will be taking ABA at Arizona State University. Psychology is a great degree to get, because it applies to so many different aspects. I went back to school after finishing my BA and earned my masters degree in special education. Psychology and special education go great to study together. It was perfect that I studied psychology prior, because it really helped me grasp a lot of the concepts in special education."
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  • Reviewed: 10/8/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"I was enrolled at Ashford about 3 years ago. I enjoyed my experience up until the day I had to have emergency surgery. They decided to drop me from my class and then proceeded to charge me about $2000, to reenroll me in it without my permission. I had a hard time at this point with pain medication and always being tired. I had three kids on top of school and managed to get all b's in my classes up to this point. Now that i am ready to reenter school and have found one that will work for me they have decided to hold onto my transcript and make it so that i can not used the credits i earned from them. I never asked to be dropped then re-enrolled. and when i talked to them about it they acted like they understood. They are a rip off and i am working to get their accreditation taken away from them."
Rene Noriega
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"Like every university in the US they are focused on making money. I would like to address the QUALITY of classes and teacher. Very strict on plagiarism, classes are tough and teachers are very demanding. It's a lot of work, requiring you to always work on material, manageable unless you reach the last year, when you are mentally exhausted. teachers are very quick in answering your demands, questions, etc, and the office staff is decently reachable. I am thinking to start my master degree at Ashford."
Heather H
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"DO NOT GO TO ASHFORD! Not only will you be accepted and start classes but soon after you will be required to prove 19-20 documents proving who you are and then when they dont feel you sent them in on time you will be pulled from any completed classes you may have gotten through, your credits erased and you have to start all over again! This school is a joke! now im stuck in it! I filed my fafsa again this yer and have to go through another 19-20 documents to prove to the college who i am! and now im 18 credits in and at risk of having it all erased! and having to pay for it at my own expense. its a rip off please save yourself the time and hassle. i go to school online bc i am disabled and cant make it out of the house and now have to try and find a way to have papers notarized and sent in when i am house bound and all the staff does is say oh well... its a waste dont bother go to another school one that isnt getting sued left and right because im completely out of luck now!"
Toniqua B. Johnson
  • Reviewed: 2/26/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ashford University is a great school. I went there for 4 1/2 years and received a dual degree in Psychology and Early childhood development. If I could do it all over again, I would because this was a great achievement for me. I would tell others about this school. Especially if they have a family to take care of. It is perfect, because you can work around your families schedule. Meaning, you can choose day or night to do your homework and even interact with your instructor as well as your classmates."
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"I absolutely loved going to Ashford! Another military wife introduced me to Ashford. It was by far the best and most adaptive school for military life that I have ever seen. I had moved several times while my husband was active duty and was constantly losing credits that would not transfer to other schools. Ashford accepted ALL of my previous credits. They honored the military sacrifices by giving me all of my books for ALL of my classes for free. Wow, what a tremendous savings that was! My online classes were only 5 weeks long and it aloud me to make up lost time from following my husband all over the world! Mini papers were usually due during week 3 with the final longer papers being due during week 5. The consistent format for every class aloud me to plan my family activities around that so I didn't have to feel like I was sacrificing my valuable family time. The instructors were very helpful and made a genuine effort to ensure you understood the course work. My only regret is that Ashford did not have the degree program that I wanted to pursue for my Masters. Otherwise, I would have happily continued on with Ashford. I will forever be grateful to the other military wife that introduced me to Ashford. One of the hardest things about being a military spouse is that you often sacrifice your personal goals to keep the family stable as your spouse focuses on the mission. Ashford allowed me to reach my goal of a Bachelor's degree. Finally, instead of feeling like I was sacrificing, I felt a great sense of accomplishment! I could have given up but Ashford helped with everything from enrollment, helping find cheaper tuition possibilities, setting up my classes, to assisting with the graduation process. They also sent a beautifully framed diploma rather than just the diploma itself. If you are considering Ashford, don't hesitate! Good luck on accomplishing your own goal! Hoorah!"
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I'm almost fifty and I returned to school to receive my bachelor's in psychology with the intention of going to grad school at another university. They don't have a program designed for MFTs. Even though I'm older and have a learning disability (encoding, decoding, memory) I've maintained almost straight A's. The instructors all have PhD.s and most of them are pretty helpful. Bare in mind their help is very limited because they are teaching online and running who knows how many courses at a time. I only have two more classes until I graduate. I found it challenging but doable. If you're a self starter and willing to apply yourself, you will earn your degree. The school is quite expensive and I would do my first two years through a community college if possible. They will transfer 60 to 90 units for the bachelor's program depending on your courses and the criteria of the state requirements you have. I'm in California, so out of 134 previous units only 60 transferred (FYI) In my opinion I've obtained a pretty good education and enjoyed the challenge seventy five percent of the time. Ashford has very low math requirements for their bachelor's in arts programs. This was a deal breaker for me since I absolutely cannot do higher levels of math. There is a statistics course, but I survived it with an A minus. Be mindful that Ashford University is a private school and a business. My only complaints were that I was kind of mislead by the recruiter regarding my units and the financial department took almost a year to get my scholarship working right. What they say on the phone is not set in stone. Get everything confirmed by email. Ask as many questions as you can. Make a well informed decision. All things said, I've had a great overall experience at Ashford."
S. Surface, LMSW
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I found the classes challenging, the instructors helpful, and my fellow students engaging. Ashford prepared me to continue on to a State University graduate school, where I became a licensed social worker. I highly recommend Ashford university. ."
Idahosa El
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I would have to say that attending Ashford University was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself. I cant put into words how helpful my instructors were, how much I've learned about my field and just how happy I am to have received my degree.I truly believe that if anybody had an issue with this school it is because they did not apply themselves. Because of Ashford I have my degree, the first in my family!"
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"This school is the absolute worst!!! I would never recommend this school to anyone. First I had paperwork that needed to be completed before I could start okay I did it all. It seemed like almost every day my advisor would be calling telling me he didn't receive anything when I would email it directly to him. After 4 or 5 times of this I became extremely frustrated but I still continued against my better judgment. After taking a class for 4 weeks I was told I was dropped from the class because all of my financial paperwork was not completed and I would have to fill out everything again. I agreed with no complaints. My advisor said he would send me the link, so I waited but it never was sent. All of a sudden I received a email that stated the financial department found all my paperwork and that the reason it couldn't be located was they were looking at the wrong file. They should have double checked everything before dropping me from my class. He also goes on to ask me if I would take an orientation class to be reinstated but I would have to take the class over. NO WAY!!! ABSOLUTELY NOT!!! This is very unorganized."
The Graduate
  • Reviewed: 9/25/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I too had doubts about my education until I started attending my graduate level classes. These classes hold a CACREP accreditation. (Look it up.) Missouri requires this level of accreditation for all online schools at this level of education. I am well prepared, and able to obtain great grades at Capella; this is all due to the level of education I received at Ashford. You get back what you put in. True, there is very little hand holding and in reality this type of education in not for everyone. One needs to be a self-starter, dedicated and willing to go beyond sitting in a classroom with an occasional repeat after me parrot test. This system of education turns out thinkers, movers and shakers. In doing so it has upset the balance of what education was and what it is becoming. While it is true that everyone could earn an education, not many do and even fewer know how to use one. Lastly, as I stated above I lack for nothing at the graduate level. Thank you Ashford!"
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I enrolled at Ashford in 2012 and I graduated with two bachelor degrees; Psychology and Sociology. The overall experience for me as a student was very rewarding. If I ever needed to talk to any advisors they were there fro me. I liked the idea of doing one class at a time at my own pace however there are deadlines that had to be met. If I were ever to be late with assignments I was contacted my instructor and they were totally understanding of my situation. To learn and obtain a degree you must work hard for it. I am continuing my education here at Ashford to obtain a Master's degree in Psychology. I will start next month and only have to be enrolled for a year and a half which was awesome. As for as financial aid is concerned I never had any issues with that. My financial aid was always disbursed when it said it would be. I have really enjoyed being a student and I recommend this school to anyone. I love the flexibility and the convenience of online learning. Between work and family life you have to learn good time management skills which they teach this to you in the beginning and it has definitively paid off for me. It is hard to see the bad reviews that others have experienced at Ashford but mine was awesome and rewarding and I can only say that this is a great school to learn from and you get out what you have learned the effort that you have put in it. I will say that when you are at the last few classes fro completion they do teach you how to prepare you for a career for example on how to do a professional resume, and show you the tools on how to research your choice of career options with your degree."
Angela Bell
  • Reviewed: 9/13/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ashford is the school that I received my Bachelor's Degree from. Being a single mother of two young children while working a full-time job can be hard to manage. At Ashford University, I succeeded and obtained a Bachelor's Degree using time management skills. I would recommend this Ashford University and the utilization of time management to anyone who wants to balance work, family, and school. Ashford University is a great school."
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"I would not recommend Ash U. 1st I have made mistakes with docs that are my fault. I take response for that. But when I enrolled my  advisor called me daily, he sent me emails, gave advice, and promised he'd always be available. Fast forward to after my probation period and my money was locked in. He disappeared. I emailed him 4 time the past 3 months, I called him 4 times, no returns at all. I asked someone else why and she said I have a new advisor who after 5 months of school never reached out or told me of her. That fine sort of, but why was the 1st guy promising to help me through my entire 4 years and doesn't even respond to me. They will put you in a column and you will only be a number to them. The problem is if I'm a just a number fine, just don't pretend to always help and respond so quickly until you get me locked in money wise only to be so unreachable. It's been a week and I still haven't heard from my new advisor since leaving her a voice message. I am having troubles and no one cares enough to invest a little extra time to help. I'm sure they will help eventually, but on their time and terms. only wish they showed true colors from the start. SO if you don't ever plan on running into trouble this school might work for you. But if you need transcripts, financial aid docs, or class assistance be weary. I am 1500 miles away from ash U. I would never let anyone go to a school you can only reach by phone again."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Ashford provided good assistance when it came to guidance in what I needed to do to finish my degree. The classes are 5 weeks longs which can be high pace. I did not have any trouble getting assistance from my counselor. However you should make yourself aware of the leave policies because to long of an absence can cause you to have to redo the application process."