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You’re fascinated with what makes people tick — why they feel and act the way they do. Because you know that the only way to help others is to understand them further. And an online degree in psychology from Maryville can help you do just that.

Our psychology program can help you develop the expertise you need to prepare for a career where you can apply your understanding of human behavior in myriad ways and across a host of industries, including:

  • Criminal justice
  • Clinical psychology
  • Sports psychology
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Human resources
  • And many, many more
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Study 100% online

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3 start dates per year

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No SAT or ACT required

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Eligible transfer credits accepted

Which online psychology degree is right for you?

Maryville University currently offers two online psychology degree options at the undergraduate level.

 

Bachelor’s in Psychology

Whether you’re looking to make the transition into the field or advance in it, Maryville’s online bachelor’s in psychology is designed to provide students with the guiding psychological principles of human behavior.

The program includes courses in experimental methodology, critical thinking, human development, and the biological, social, and clinical aspects of behavior, all of which can help prepare you for life after your degree — no matter which direction you choose to go.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Core Psychology Courses: Study the biological, social, and clinical aspects of human behavior, as well as the broad theoretical issues of modern psychology.
  • Social Science Research Sequence: The social science research sequence includes a series of courses designed to help students emerge with an interconnected understanding of how to craft research, analyze results, and present findings.

Bachelor’s in Forensic Psychology

If you’re the kind of person who has a desire to understand why people commit crimes, Maryville’s online bachelor’s in forensic psychology may be for you. Bringing together both psychology and criminal justice, this degree is designed to put you in a position to make an impact in law, criminal justice, corrections, and community service.

By gaining skills in scientific methodology, learning to understand research, and developing the ability to apply knowledge, you’ll have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for graduate studies, or to pursue a career in fields such as social science research, community service management, probation and correction practices, human services, and more.

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Psychology Core Courses: Strengthen your understanding of human psychology through a series of courses in critical thinking, abnormal psychology, social psychology, testing, forensic psychology, cognition, and more.
  • Criminal Justice Core Courses: Learn the principles of criminal justice theory and procedure with a series of courses covering topics like social connections, criminal behavior, police psychology, juvenile delinquency, investigations, and multicultural issues.
  • Social Science Research Sequence: The social science research sequence includes a series of courses designed to help students emerge with an interconnected understanding of how to craft research, analyze results, and present findings.
  • Internship: Personalize your studies through an internship based on your specific area of interest.

Why choose Maryville for your online psychology degree?

When you pursue your online psychology degree from Maryville, you’ll be immersed in a program that aligns with the standards of the American Psychological Association — and  features a strong foundation in the broad theoretical issues of contemporary psychology along with applied, career-related experiences.

In addition to this powerful curriculum, our online psychology degree allows you to learn at your convenience, gives you personal support every step of the way, makes it easy to collaborate with classmates, and has online coordinators that are always happy to guide you through the learning platform.

You can also expect:

  • A blend of strong theoretical knowledge with applied career-related practical application.
  • Distinct student experiences — every course has an experiential component.
  • A focus on research at the undergraduate level.
  • Active learning — strong mentoring and collaboration with faculty.
Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Why earn your psychology degree online?

Your schedule keeps your life pretty busy. Dropping everything and going to school full-time might not be the most feasible option for you. But getting an online psychology degree is not only a possibility, it’s just plain smart.

We use leading education technologies that are simple to navigate, and allow you to:

  • Complete 100% online coursework — no campus visits required.
  • Connect with faculty experts who work with your schedule.
  • Benefit from dedicated, 24/7 technical support.
  • Start when it’s convenient for you — fall, spring, or summer.
  • Qualify to transfer eligible credits and graduate sooner.

What careers can you pursue with your online psychology degree?

Earning your online degree in psychology can open you up to a world of opportunities. Expertise in psychology is valued and desired in all kinds of businesses and industries. It’s simply a matter of deciding where your passion lies and then choosing which degree to pursue.

For instance, a bachelor’s degree in psychology can set you up for exciting potential careers with excellent median salaries*, including:

Human Resources Specialist
$60,350

Market Research Analyst
$63,230

Survey Researcher
$54,270

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

If you choose to pursue a degree in forensic psychology, its applications across such a wide variety of areas and industries can lead you to careers and median salaries* such as:

Community and Social Service Specialist
$41,570

Probation Officer or Correctional Treatment Specialist
$51,410

Social and Community Service Manager
$64,100

Social Science Research Assistant
$39,460

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn from leaders in human services.

An online psychology degree is all about human behavior and social interaction. That’s not stuff you can always learn from a book. You need people who have been in the trenches — leaders in the industry who bring real-world experience to the table. That’s exactly what you get with Maryville’s online psychology faculty: experts with a passion to help you succeed.

Check them out for yourself.