PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM – BACHELOR (BA)

PSYCHOLOGY ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM – BACHELOR (BA)

Prepare for diverse careers when you earn your degree in psychology online at UAF. Emphasizing cultural diversity and how this impacts human health and well-being, the online bachelor’s degree in psychology provides a unique cross-cultural perspective that will help set you apart in today’s job market. The program also offers opportunities for community service learning, mentored research and other forms of hands-on work that will enrich your online learning experience and allow you to apply psychology lessons to real-world challenges.

Who Is the Online Degree in Psychology Designed For?

The psychology major is a great fit for students who want to work with people and are interested in learning about the mind and human behavior. Critical thinking, communication and problem solving are all skills that will help you succeed in this bachelor’s degree. Because the study of psychology is an excellent foundation for many different types of careers, this is a popular major for students with a wide range of academic and professional interests. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed for students who want to focus more on humanities and social sciences. If you prefer to focus your studies more in the areas of mathematics and natural sciences, we also offer an online Bachelor of Science in Psychology program.

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Why Earn Your Online Degree in Psychology at UAF?

  • 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.

Online Psychology degree example projects

What can you do as a psychology major at UAF? Here are a few examples:

  • Conduct research on a topic and write up your findings for both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  • Assemble a professional portfolio you can use when applying for jobs.
  • Participate in research with other students, guided by a faculty member.

Experience online learning at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Find out why UAF offers one of the best online psychology degrees in the nation. Offered at in-state tuition no matter where you live, our online programs provide the kind of collaborative, hands-on educational experience you would expect in a traditional classroom. It’s one of the reasons our online degrees have been ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Learn more and apply today to get started on your online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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Cost breakdown for the online degree in psychology

The estimated cost of the online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program based on current rates is $37,930.

See what your dollars go toward on the UAF eCampus Tuition and Fees page.

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This certification is valid through 2023.

You’ll get to choose courses that interest you. One option is Psychology of Development:


You’ll get to choose courses that interest you. One option is Psychology of Development:


Jobs for Psychology Majors

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology prepares you for diverse careers in human services, business and science sectors. You’ll also have a solid foundation to pursue graduate study in psychology and other fields such as medicine, law, public health, nursing, education, biology and counseling. Our advisors and faculty will help you design a curriculum that best prepares you for your educational and career goals.

What can you do with a degree in psychology?

Popular career options with a psychology degree include:

  • Addiction counselor
  • Human resources professional
  • School counselor
  • Educational psychologist
  • Marketing manager
  • Law enforcement or corrections officer
  • Business manager
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Social worker
  • College admissions counselor

Explore more jobs for psychology majors and salary information with the University of Alaska Career Coach.

Salary for psychology majors

Interested in learning more about the salary for psychology degree graduates? Here’s a quick look at average annual earnings nationally for several popular careers for psychology majors:*

  • Substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors: $46,240
  • Social worker: $50,470
  • Human resources specialists: $61,920
  • Psychologist: $80,370
  • Advertising, promotions and marketing managers: $135,900

*Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Explore Classes for the Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Requirements for the psychology degree include classes in culture and psychology, research methods and social sciences. The curriculum emphasizes developing respect for and knowledge of diverse points of view that include feminist, multicultural, indigenous, and gay and lesbian perspectives.

Get Started on Your Online Psychology Degree

Ready to get started on your online bachelor’s degree in psychology? We’re here to help.

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Complete your bachelor’s degree online at UAF. Apply today to get started.