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Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degree

Psychology, the study of human behavior, is both fascinating and broadly practical. Your insights into why we do what we do can start here.

As demand for psychology expertise increases, you can prepare to launch or enhance your career with the Maryville online bachelor’s degree in psychology. Here, you can develop a strong foundation in contemporary psychology and graduate with applied experience in the field.

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Apply with no application fee and entrance exams

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Explore financial aid and eligible transfer credit options

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Benefit from psychology coursework designed to meet American Psychological Association standards

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Eligible for Early Access – get a head start on your graduate degree

Why Earn Your Bachelor of Psychology Online?

In our online bachelor’s degree in psychology program, you can explore the broad field of human services by examining its major sub-areas. Once you establish your core knowledge, you participate in a social science research sequence, where you apply what you’ve learned toward your distinct research interests. You can work closely with faculty to generate new research.

Your online coursework surveys a broad range of psychology expertise to help you focus your interests. Courses cover human development through the lifespan, abnormal psychology, multicultural psychology, social psychology, biological psychology, and more.

Further your psychology interests — 100% online

Complete your coursework 100% online.
No campus visits required.

Work at your own pace.
With eligible transfer credits, earn your bachelor’s in psychology in less than 2 years (full time) or less than 3.5 years (part-time).

Pursue your research interests.
Collaborate with supportive and attentive faculty on a research project.

Apply without barriers.
No SAT or ACT entrance exams or application fees required.

What Can You Do with Your Online Bachelor’s Degree in psychology?

When you earn your bachelor’s of psychology online at Maryville, you can develop diverse career skills that can prepare you for a wide range of jobs in areas such as social work, research, and law. Graduates can work in settings including schools, businesses, government, and hospitals. Consider the following potential careers, projected to grow in demand from 2019 to 2029.

Career opportunities and median salaries for those who hold a bachelor’s in psychology include:

Human Resources Specialist


Market Research Analyst


Survey Researcher


These are just a few of the career opportunities you can pursue with an online bachelor’s degree in psychology. With Maryville, students can graduate prepared to pursue specialized graduate studies in social work, organizational leadership, and psychology — which can unlock even more career opportunity in these areas.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Global companies
  • Small businesses
  • Health care facilities
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community services
  • Public health
  • Education
  • Counseling centers
  • Government agencies
  • Rehabilitation clinics

What’s the market outlook for graduates of Maryville’s Bachelor of Psychology online?

Psychology expertise is increasing in value across a variety of fields and business types. Newly recognized connections between mental health and learning success have sparked demand for professionals who understand the connections between psychology and education. Correlations between business objectives and employee behavior have done the same for analysts in the private sector. As these links increase in importance, you can earn an online bachelor’s degree in psychology and prepare to join a growing field with diverse career options.

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Overall job growth for graduates of our online bachelor’s degree in psychology is high.

Varied opportunities are projected to increase from 2019 to 2029. This includes jobs in market research (up 18%) and human resources (up 7%).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Apply your insights in a marketing role.

With a projected 18% growth from 2019-2029 and a median salary of $63,790, a market research analyst role can be a great way to apply your degree.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Why Choose Maryville for Your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?

We created this online psychology degree in Missouri. Now it reaches professionals everywhere.

Our BA in psychology online aims to help you graduate with a deeper understanding of contemporary psychology and practical experience applying theory on projects with real-world applications. It’s designed to help you use guiding psychological principles in a variety of settings to become more versatile.

When you join Maryville University, you connect to high-quality academics at a fast-growing university. We feature a top-tier faculty and provide a vast majority of students with financial aid. That’s how we help you pursue a Bachelor of Psychology online that’s distinguished, convenient, rigorous, and affordable.

  • Access rigorous online courses through our advanced, user-friendly learning platform
  • Enroll in psychology courses that meet the American Psychological Association’s standards
  • Connect with expert faculty invested in helping you plan your psychology career
  • Gain a strong foundation in research at the undergraduate level
  • Develop a broad foundation in contemporary psychology to prepare for graduate studies

We’re continually recognized for excellence:

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Forbes America's Top Colleges 2019 Badge
Kiplinger Best College Values 2019 Badge
Money's BEST 2020 Best Colleges

Our students are finding success at Maryville. So can you.

“Every psychology professor I’ve had at Maryville has been really, really great. They are not just professors. They are able to be your friends and mentors, and guide you in a direction that will ensure that you succeed.”

— Amelia Nguyen

“I decided to focus more on school bullying. I just started doing research — reading books and as many articles as I could get my hands on. I got a lot of help from my professors, which has been really nice.”

— Kyle Deeken

Our psychology faculty shares insights from decades of experience.

Dr. Peter Green, Associate Dean of Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology

Meet Dr. Peter Green.

Dr. Green joined Maryville University in 2008 as an assistant professor of psychology and is now a professor. He uses his professional and research-based insight to teach students the guiding principles of psychology — and how to tailor them to a student’s area of interest.

  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • MA, University of Iowa
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Dr. Green is a social psychologist whose expertise includes alcohol use among college students, intimate partner violence, and racial differences in judicial sentences. Dr. Green also has a background in research, and undergraduate students in the psychology program often engage in research to inform and enhance their learning.

Online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Curriculum

Maryville’s BA in Psychology online curriculum includes courses in general education, psychology, a social science research sequence, and electives.

Coursework blends insights from social sciences and psychology to help you understand the guiding principles that contextualize human behaviors. Graduates can emerge with enhanced social awareness, a strong foundation in the theory, and knowledge to apply it in a range of fields.

Your degree can be completed online in less than two years for full-time students with eligible transfer credits.

Psychology Core Courses — Study the biological, social, and clinical aspects of human behavior as well as the broad theoretical issues of modern psychology.

Clinical Psychology Courses — Focus your psychology knowledge with a comprehensive approach to mental and behavioral healthcare for individuals, families, and communities.

Social Psychology Courses — Learn how psychology can be used to improve interpersonal and group relationships.

Expand Your Expertise to Unlock More Versatility

The Maryville online bachelor’s degree in psychology helps prepare you to apply psychology expertise in a range of fields. You’ll emerge from our program prepared to qualify for positions in healthcare, education, business, federal agencies, and many other settings.

The degree can also provide the foundation you need to pursue advanced graduate studies in psychology, organizational development, and more.

Get started on your graduate education
with Early Access

At Maryville University, you can get a head start on your graduate degree while earning your bachelor’s in psychology through our Early Access program.

With Early Access, you can earn up to 12 credits that count toward your master’s degree and your bachelor’s. Credits you earn through Early Access are charged at the undergraduate tuition rate, meaning you can save time and money on your graduate education.

To qualify for Early Access, you must be a current Maryville undergraduate student, and you must have completed at least 75 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or better.

If you qualify and you have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to contact your academic advisor to explore Early Access and learn more about some of our exciting online graduate programs. You can get more out of your bachelor’s in psychology by pairing it with one of the following master’s degrees:

Master of Health Administration (MHA): Choose from four concentrations: Senior Services, Population Management, Data Management, and Healthcare Strategies.

Master’s in Business Administration (MBA): Tailor this program to align with your career goals. Select from twelve concentrations, including Health Administration and General Management.

Master of Arts in Management and Leadership (MAML): This program is designed to help you prepare for a senior-level management position in your desired field.

Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MACL): Learn to lead through an immersive curriculum that gives you the opportunity to study theory, gain practical experience, and earn relevant professional certifications.

Apply to the online Bachelor’s in Psychology degree program at Maryville University.