Psychology – BA

Join a hands-on psychology degree with flexible study options to fit your schedule and learning preferences

Offering rigorous instruction in the context of a caring and collaborative learning environment, this program offers unique opportunities for mentored research and community service.

Our curriculum focuses on cultural diversity and its impact on health and well-being. As a result, psychology majors at UAF gain a cross-cultural perspective that is unique in the field and provides solid preparation for jobs in the 21st century.

Psychology courses are offered online, face-to-face and a hybrid of both. A dedicated undergraduate advisor, specific to your psychology major, to guide and support you from day one to graduation.

Who Is the Online Degree in Psychology Designed For?

The online bachelor’s in psychology is a good choice if you enjoy working with people and want to learn about the mind and human behavior. This program will teach you to think critically and independently, to interpret data and communicate effectively, and understand cultural differences — all skills that are highly valued by today’s employers.

While the Bachelor of Science in Psychology includes more courses in the areas the mathematics and natural sciences, the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree focuses more on humanities and social sciences.

Why Earn Your Online Degree in Psychology at UAF?

When you major in psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll develop both breadth and depth in the science of psychology while getting exposure to issues of diversity in the modern world. Here are some of the highlights of our program.

  • Develop cross-cultural knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills through a rigorous curriculum that honors diversity and promotes human welfare and social justice.
  • Take part in practicum experiences, mentored research, community service learning experiences, professional conferences and more as part of your coursework.
  • Work with expert faculty and advisors who are caring, accessible and dedicated to helping you succeed both in your academic work and your career objectives.

Degree Type

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


  • In-Person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

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I could not have become a marine mammal trainer without the Psychology department at UAF. Their support while I was a student and even afterward helped me achieve this dream!

Cassidy Kelley

Mammalogist at Alaska SeaLife Center

Online Classes at UAF

At UAF, online courses typically do not have set meeting times but do have weekly deadlines. While there are some standard practices, each course is designed by the instructor to best teach the material. Most courses run the full length of the 16-week semester.