The online Bachelor of Science 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.
Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks.
Complete this degree on your time through fully online classes.Learn More
Transfer in previous credit or take general education and major core courses at UofL.Learn More
Take advantage of UofL’s military-friendly rate of $250 per credit hour (for active duty).
"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."
Earning a psychology degree prepares you for a wide variety of career opportunities. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, hiring managers seek employees with leadership, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving abilities, above all others. This program equips you with robust critical thinking and research skills and combines with an understanding of foundational psychological concepts, to make you succeed and stand out in the career path of your choice.
Many bachelor’s in psychology graduates pursue careers as a Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselor, which according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand is expected to grow an astounding 25% (bls.gov, 2019-2029).
Many graduates also pursue careers in the following fields:
This degree can be a stepping stone for pursuing a career as a psychologist. According to BLS, the average salary is $82,180 (bls.gov).
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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.
To be admitted to UofL, applicants must meet the following:
To be admitted to the B.S. 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:
Students may transfer up to 60 hours from a community college and up to 90 hours from an accredited 4-year college. Transfer applicants must have a minimum college GPA of 2.5 to be admitted in good standing. Complete the credit transfer pre-evaluation to get an idea of how many credits you'll be able to transfer in toward your UofL bachelor's degree, and visit our General Transfer Student page for more details.
Are you a KCTCS student? KCTCS students can transfer completed associate degrees in their entirety and begin immediately with online upper level coursework at UofL. Visit our KCTCS Transfers Page for more information.
See the UofL Transfer Credit Policy for more information.
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:
|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)||6-8|
|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|
|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|
|PSYC Electives (300 level or higher)*||18|
|300+ Social or Natural Sciences Electives||12|
Visit the department website to see a list of UofL’s psychology faculty.