Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Behavioral Science; Psychology
Location(s): Online
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.

Online Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Program

Online degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

Do you have a natural curiosity about why people act and feel the way they do? At the University of Mary you can earn your Psychology degree online and explore what modern research has to say about human behavior and mental processes.

The University of Mary offers maximum flexibility and convenience with our online psychology degree, designed specifically for the working adult. As a psychology student you will study diverse psychology disciplines including sport and injury, cultural diversity, and human sexuality.

The University of Mary’s online Psychology bachelor’s degree program is offered in an accelerated format which enables students to prepared for continued graduate education in degrees like Psychology or Counseling.

The online Psychology degree program is offered as a Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Mary Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Science. You also have the option of earning your psychology degree on-site at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, using the traditional academic calendar year or our ground-breaking Year-Round Campus option.


Online Psychology Degree Program Highlights

The Psychology bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary offers students a number of unique and exciting opportunities:

  1. Get an affordable online education

    The University of Mary is one of the most affordable private universities in the United States, providing a high-quality education that is accessible to any student. Students pay a competitive online tuition rate of $480 per credit and financial Aid is available for online degree programs. 

  2. Earn your degree in as few as 22 months

    Earn your Psychology bachelor degree quickly in our accelerated program in as few as 22 months, and maintain full-time employment. Most classes start every 5 weeks year round and are 100% online.

  3. Engage in collaborative learning

    Work with a group of adult student peers providing strong support, work teams, and long-lasting friendships.

Career Outlook for Psychology Majors

A local labor market search revealed that students who have earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology might find jobs in a variety of agencies. Job titles include case managers, advocates, technicians, and attendant care workers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of psychologists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022 with employment growth varying by specialty.

Education beyond the bachelor’s degree is required for many psychology-related careers. A variety of options exist for a student who earns a bachelor’s degree in psychology including entering the workforce upon graduation and furthering their education. Often, both can be done concurrently. Interested in a career in counseling? Contact us today about how a bachelor’s degree in psychology prepares you for our MS in Counseling!

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition: Psychologists.


Most psychology majors also complete one or more minors in various fields. Popular minor programs for psychology students include:

Due to significant flexibility in the Psychology Bachelor of Science program, many students also choose to complete a second major in a related area of study, without extending their time at the University of Mary at all, or by longer than one or two semesters.

Core Courses for Psychology

  • PSY 201 General Psychology
  • PSY 207 Lifespan Development
  • PSY 204 History & Systems of Psychology
  • PSY 307 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 332 Child & Adolescent Psychology OR PSY 267 Human Sexuality
  • EDU 367 Cultural Diversity & Human Relations
  • PSY 308 Social Psychology
  • PSY 350 Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 406 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 310 Sport & Injury
  • PSY 490 Senior Seminar
  • PSY 420 Clinical Psychology
  • HUM 499 Senior Assessment

Required Liberal Arts Courses

  • MAT 103 College Algebra
  • MAT 204 Applied Statistics 
  • BIO 101 Human Biology 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Faculty: Manisha Sawhney, Associate Professor 

To learn more about the online Psychology bachelor’s degree, please contact Manisha Sawhney at [email protected] or University of Mary Admissions at (800) 288-6279.

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: