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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Why Earn Your Online B.A. in Psychology?

In our psychology online degree 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 bachelor’s Degree in psychology?

When you earn your bachelor’s in psychology 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 2014 to 2024.

Career opportunities and median salaries for Bachelor of Arts in Psychology graduates include:

  • Human Resources Specialist: $59,180
  • Market Research Analyst: $62,560
  • Survey Researcher: $54,470

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

These are just a few of the career opportunities you can pursue with an online 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.

You can work in a variety of settings, including:

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

What’s the market outlook for Maryville online bachelor’s in psychology graduates?

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 degree in psychology and prepare to join a growing field with diverse career options.

Overall job growth for bachelor’s in psychology graduates is high.

Varied opportunities are projected to increase from 2014 to 2024. This includes jobs in market research (up 19%) and human resources (up 9%).

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Apply your insights in a marketing role.

With a projected 9% growth from 2016-2026 and a median salary of $127,560, a marketing manager role can be a great way to apply your degree.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A Bachelor of Psychology can lead you to HR management.

Explore opportunities in a variety of organizations through human resources. HR manager positions are expected to grow by 9% from 2014 through 2024, and they earn a median salary of $106,910.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

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

Our online psychology degree program 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’s in 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

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018

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.

Meet Dr. Peter Green.

Dr. Green joined Maryville University in 2008 as an assistant professor of psychology and is now an associate 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 in Psychology Curriculum

Maryville’s online psychology degree 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.

When you’re ready to go further, consider Maryville’s online graduate degree programs, including:

Master of Health Administration (MHA), with four concentrations to choose from, as well as a general MHA.

MBA, with nine concentrations to choose from, as well as six start times per year.

MA in Management and Leadership, with four concentrations.

Learn more about the online bachelor’s in psychology at Maryville University.