Psychology B.A.Sc. (Online)

Program Type
Bachelor of Applied Science
College of Education and Human Service Professions

About this Program

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Psychology (Online) focuses on providing students with a firm grounding in the field of psychology. It encourages students to embrace diverse theoretical perspectives and ideas, to develop skills in independent inquiry, and to constructively and ethically apply psychological principles.

The major prepares students for applied careers in human services and graduate education while advancing their personal growth and life-long learning. Students contribute to the advancement of psychology through research and other scholarly activities as well as through fellowship in student psychology organizations.

Students and faculty do work related to:

  • Industrial-organizational issues
  • Behavior analysis
  • Neuroscience
  • Social psychology
  • Mental health of children and families
  • Addictive behavior
  • Psychophysiology, and more

Is this program for you?

Psychology online works best for people who:

  • Are highly motivated
  • Have good time management skills
  • Can work independently
  • Enjoy being part of an online, virtual learning community
  • Prefer to complete their degree without having to come to campus

Acquired Skills

Students will understand major theories and findings in psychology, communicate and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues, and conduct, interpret, and report data analysis.

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

Entry Level:

  • Advocacy
  • Career Planning
  • Community & Social Services
  • Corrections Officer
  • Counselor
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Mental Health Coordinator
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Rehabilitation Services

Advanced Degree:

  • Art Therapist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • School Counselor

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Admissions and Scholarships

Students in CEHSP are eligible for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $370,000 annually.  For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the CEHSP scholarship webpage.

Student Clubs

  • Psychology Club- Psi Chi
  • Industrial Organizational Psychology Club 


New students are admitted for Fall Semesters only.

  • Completed Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, Associate of Science (A.S.), or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) 
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • College Algebra, ACT mathematics score of at least 21 or higher, or math placement through the Accuplacer
  • Equivalent of UMD's General Psychology
  • College-level biology course with a lab component