Psychology – BS

Earn your bachelor’s degree in psychology online at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and gain the skills to succeed in today’s job market

Our online degree in psychology provides a unique cross-cultural perspective that emphasizes cultural diversity and its impact on health and well-being. This hands-on bachelor’s program also gives you the chance to engage in mentored research, community service learning activities and other opportunities to apply psychology lessons to real-world challenges.

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, we also offer an online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree that focuses more on humanities and social sciences.

Why Earn Your Online Degree in Psychology at UAF?

  • Learn about the science and practice of psychology by developing your professional skills. Our program includes opportunities for mentored research, community service learning and more.
  • Develop cross-cultural knowledge through a rigorous bachelor’s degree curriculum that honors diversity and promotes human welfare and social justice.
  • Learn from and interact with full-time faculty (as opposed to teaching assistants and adjuncts) who bring expertise in a variety of specialties to the psychology program.

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.