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Online Bachelor's Degree: Psychology

Bachelor of Science
  • 120 credits
  • Transfer up to 90 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $324 per credit (in-state)
  • $499 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $250 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Advance in your career with an online bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Maryland Global Campus. Increase your marketability by learning career-relevant skills in critical thinking and scientific reasoning. Expand your knowledge base under the direction of experienced faculty members who bring their practical expertise to the classroom. Earn your degree on your own time with our convenient online courses and save time and money with our generous transfer credit policy. Why wait? Take the first step and apply today!

Build Crucial Skills in Analysis, Reasoning, Communication, & Research

UMGC’s online psychology program is designed to help students build career-relevant skills in behavioral analysis, scientific reasoning, critical thinking, effective communication, and skeptical inquiry. This program is designed to help students understand the psychological approaches and methods that may be able to solve current problems and anticipate emerging trends. Our psychology courses are taught by working professionals who are experts in several diverse and cross-cultural subject areas, allowing for a broad-based and in-depth education that is rooted in practical experience. Perfect for mid-level professionals looking to advance in their careers or prepare for graduate study, the conceptual, clinical, and theoretical skills acquired in this program may help psychology majors stand out in the market and become effective problem-solvers in their organizations. 

Here are a few benefits of this online degree program:

  • As part of our commitment to providing students with lifetime career services and counseling, those enrolled in this program are encouraged to join the Behavioral and Social Science Student Association. This academic club promotes career development and ongoing education and fosters community with like-minded students.
  • Eligible psychology majors can join Pi Gamma Mu, which recognizes outstanding scholarship in the social sciences. UMGC’s Maryland Theta chapter was recently added to the society’s Roll of Distinction and was also the winner of the 2020 UMGC Student Organization Awards Best in Show Activities and Events Award. 
  • We offer competitive tuition rates for Maryland residents, as well as discounts for military servicemembers and their spouses and dependents.

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These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2024–2025 academic year. For prior year requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements outlined on each bachelor’s degree webpage, UMGC maintains certain requirements for all bachelor’s degrees.

Develop Career-Ready Skills in Psychology

The knowledge and skills that you cultivate in this program are highly valued by employers and can easily translate to almost any modern industry. Graduates of this program develop crucial skills in critical thinking, scientific research, data analysis, problem solving, interpersonal awareness, counseling, and adaptability. Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals:

Unlock Your Career Potential

This program is designed to help you prepare for higher-level education in psychology as well as entry-level or mid-level career paths in a variety of industries, including business, healthcare, law enforcement, and higher education. Potential job titles within specific psychology careers include case manager, social services coordinator, mental health technician, data analyst, public relations specialist, and academic advisor. Please note: Psychologist roles often require a master’s degree or doctoral degree.

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Job Demand
Annual Openings
About 12,800 openings for psychologists are projected each year over the next decade.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | “Occupational Outlook Handbook” | 2024
Psychology Degrees
In the past 10 years, more than 1 million individuals earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics | Condition of Education: Postsecondary Education (Undergraduate Degree Fields) | May 2023

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Psychology Courses

Throughout your curriculum, your instructors will assign coursework that will help you prioritize real-world skills and experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects:

  • Develop a community outreach proposal, demonstrating how a positive psychology construct/theory can be applied in a practical manner to bring about a positive impact for others. Operationally define relevant concepts to anchor how they will be employed throughout the proposal and how they are employed in the outreach design. Detail the rationale for the program/intervention.
  • Plan, execute, and document a concise research study employing naturalistic observation within a public or communal setting to investigate a research question rooted in principles of social psychology. Utilize the study's outcomes to elucidate and assess the underlying factors that influence behaviors.
  • Perform a comprehensive case conceptualization by scrutinizing a client's profile, choosing a diagnosis, formulating a treatment plan, and substantiating decisions with the utilization of empirical evidence and scholarly resources. 

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