Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology

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Fully Online
$469.00 per credit (MN resident); $669.00 per credit (nonresident)
Total Credits
Undergraduate Degree
Application Deadlines
June 15 for fall
College of Education and Human Service Professions

The Online Psychology major is designed for students with an associate of arts (AA) degree or who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MTC). Students get a firm grounding in methods, history, and content areas of psychology, preparing them for graduate study or for paraprofessional positions requiring application of research or human service delivery skills. The online program provides the same curricular requirements and rigor of the on-campus psychology major and is taught by the same faculty.

Sample Courses

The degree requires 120 credits, with 52 of those within the major. Here is just a sampling of courses you might take: 

  • PSY 2021 Developmental Psychology (4 cr) 
  • PSY 3021 Experimental Design and Methodology (4 cr)
  • PSY 3111 Theories of Personality (3 cr) 
  • PSY 3520 Intro to Industrial/Organizational Psychology (4 cr)
  • PSY 3611 Learning & Behavior (4cr) 

For more information, visit the University online catalog.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can apply their skills in careers such as:

  • Behavioral health technician
  • Child services counselor
  • Development officer (fundraiser)
  • Crisis services worker
  • Employee relations assistant
  • Marketing researcher
  • Human resources recruiter
  • Rehabilitation worker
  • Corrections caseworker
  • Affirmative action officer
  • Community organizer

This degree will also prepare you for any additional training and schooling you may need to become a:

  • psychiatric social worker
  • psychotherapist
  • occupational therapist
  • school counselor
  • research psychologist
  • organizational psychologist
  • probation officer

Professional Licensing Boards

Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.