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Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed for working professionals who want to understand how the various facets of human psychology impact everyday decision making.

Offered by the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Louisville, the bachelor’s in psychology degree focuses on psychological concepts ranging from brain-behavior relationships to abnormal psychology, cognition, mental health and human development. By blending the study of these ideas with important research methods, this degree equips you with a practical understanding of how to effectively appreciate and influence human behavior in various settings throughout the marketplace—and make a difference in the lives of others.

100% ONLINE COURSES

Complete this degree on your time through fully online classes.

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121 CREDIT HOURS

Transfer in previous credit or take general education and major core courses at UofL.

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$539 PER CREDIT HOUR

Take advantage of UofL’s military-friendly rate of $250 per credit hour (for active duty).

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"Psychology is relevant for almost everything. It’s relevant for business, it’s relevant for nursing, it’s relevant for healthcare and mental healthcare… But it’s also really relevant in non-profits and in dealing with special populations and social issues."


LORA HAYNES, PH.D.ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
PSYCHOLOGY AND BRAIN SCIENCES

How Much Will I Pay?

Tuition & Aid    

Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.

Highlights

  • Become an intelligent consumer of information and an active investigator within the fields of cognition, behavior and brain science.
  • Develop technological skills and familiarity with research methods and statistics, as well as the analytic skills necessary for solving personal, professional and societal problems.
  • Build a versatile set of skill and knowledge, for which employers around the country actively recruit.
  • Earn a research-based psychology degree taught by the same research-focused faculty within the Department of Psychology as the on-campus program.
  • Build upon your associate degree or transfer in equivalent credit from other regionally-accredited institutions.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility and convenience of 100% online classes.

Outcomes

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring managers look for employees with leadership, teamwork, communication and problem-solving abilities, above all others. By combining robust critical thinking and research skills with an understanding of foundational psychological concepts, a psychology degree can prepare you for a wide variety of career paths in fields such as:

  • Human resources
  • Mental Health
  • Market research
  • Public relations
  • Family advocacy and support
  • Case management
  • Counseling
  • Non-profit organizations

 

Preferred Application Deadline Term Start Date
August 1 Fall August
December 1 Spring January
April 1 Summer May/June

Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete, and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.


Steps to Apply

  1. Complete undergraduate application
  2. Submit $25 non-refundable application fee
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to UofL, applicants must meet the following:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school
  • GED or equivalent by petition (e.g., home school education)
  • Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher
  • Composite ACT score of 20 or higher
  • Completion of pre-college curriculum

To be admitted to the B.A. in Psychology, applicants must have completed 30 hours of degree-applicable credit with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have completed the following prerequisite courses:

  • Psychology 201 with a grade of C or better
  • Psychology 301 or an approved substitute with a grade of C or better
  • Math 111 (College Algebra) or higher level math course

Credit Transfer

Students may transfer up to 60 hours from a community college and up to 90 hours from a regionally-accredited 4-year college. Transfer applicants must have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 to be admitted in good standing.

For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at online@louisville.edu.

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The online bachelor’s in psychology from UofL is a 121 credit hour program that follows the degree requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences:

  1. General Education requirements (31 credit hours)
  2. Arts & Sciences programmatic requirements (22 credit hours)
  3. Core psychology courses and electives (68 credit hours)

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Courses Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language (completion of the second semester of a single foreign language; hours will vary depending on language taken) 12
Electives in Humanities or Natural Sciences at 300 level or above (in addition to courses counted toward General Education) 9
WR - 2 approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other degree requirements) (6)
Total 22

Core Program Courses

Courses Hours
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology* 3
PSYC 301 Statistics for Psychology 3
PSYC 302 Research Methods for Psychology 3
PSYC 305 Brain and Behavior 3
PSYC 306 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 307 Cognitive Processes 3
PSYC 308 Abnormal Psychology 3
CUE (may include WR) 3
Electives* 18
Total 39

*Psych 201 counts as 3 hr of SB, taken as GenEd requirement.


Electives Courses

Courses Hours
Electives in social sciences other than psychology 6
Electives in a third social sciences area 6
Electives in any area of study 17
Total 29

Core Course Descriptions



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    Visit the department website to see a list of UofL’s psychology faculty.