Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The accredited psychology degree from ASU Online equips students with skills in critical thinking, quantitative and qualitative research, and the ability to interact effectively with groups of people from diverse backgrounds.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As part of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, you will be trained to be an independent thinker and active participant in a rapidly changing world. The online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program provides a diverse curriculum of basic and applied courses in various perspectives of the psychology field, including clinical, cognitive systems, behavioral neuroscience, cross-cultural, developmental, organizational, and social psychology, as well as interdisciplinary fields such as health psychology and law psychology.

The online program will also teach you to develop skills in writing, critical thinking and quantitative and qualitative research methods, to round out your preparation for your future career or graduate studies. As an online undergraduate student, you may add practical experiences to enrich your Psychology degree program of study through service learning, internships, and research with individual faculty members.

Courses in the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree program are presented in the context of cultural, socio-historical and transnational issues, enabling students to understand the relationships among psychology and other social and behavioral sciences.

Online course requirements include upper division language and cultures, which includes completion of foreign language credits and upper-division courses within the Global Awareness or Cultural Diversity designation.

What’s the difference between the BA and BS programs?

 

Your preference, skills and future goals may help you determine whether you should pursue a BA or BS in psychology. The BA has a wider breadth of exploration in the various fields of psychology and more elective course options. The BA degree can be considered the practitioner route for students who wish to become counselors, mental health advocates and more.

The BS appeals to students who have an interest in math, science and statistics or who plan to go into very research-focused graduate programs. The BS degree can be considered as the research route for students who want to become a licensed psychologist or researcher.

Explore the online Bachelor of Science in psychology program.

Featured courses


SBS 300: Careers in Psychology


PSY 290: Research Methods (L or SG)


PSY 230: Introduction to Statistics (CS)


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Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world.

Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Prestigious faculty

As an ASU Online student, you’ll get the New College experience from the same faculty who teach our courses on campus from anywhere in the world. Our faculty members are some of the brightest, most innovative academic minds in the world.

Our areas of expertise include psychology, anthropology, geography, political science, cybersecurity, forensic science and more. Our mission is to create an environment that prepares students to take their place in the world using the skills they have learned to pursue careers that benefit their community.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at one of the top-ranked universities in the nation

ASU is a global university recognized for its commitment to innovation, research and high-quality academic programs. Our university has been recognized with peer-reviewed honors from U.S. News & World Report. 

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80%


of graduates reported that their experiences at ASU inspired them to explore new career opportunities. 

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