Interpret human behavior
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Quick facts

  • Program type: Bachelor’s degree
  • Academic home: College of Arts and Science | Department of Psychological Sciences
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Total credit hours: 120
  • Typical transfer student needs: 60 credit hours
  • Typical program cost: $21,379.80*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online psychology bachelor’s degree can help you

An undergraduate degree in psychology opens the door to a variety of occupations. With MU’s online bachelor’s program, you can gain diverse skills necessary to understand what makes people “tick” and

  • Learn to gather, organize, analyze and interpret data;
  • Use science-based reasoning to interpret behaviors and solve problems;
  • Increase understanding between individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, nations and cultures.

No matter where you are in your career, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mizzou will help you stand out. Prepare to enter the workforce, change your career or advance your current position with MU. Our faculty and staff are active in conducting psychology research that helps them provide a high-quality education to our students. Read more about some of our faculty’s cutting-edge research.

Career prospects

7%
Job growth1
54%
Salary increase2

1 Burning Glass Program Insights.

2 Median earnings and unemployment rates of full-time wage and salary workers with bachelor’s degrees compared to those with some college but no degree. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey (2015)

This degree may help you qualify for positions in

  • Counseling
  • Advertising
  • Research
  • Sales
  • Social services
  • Teaching
  • Writing

Program structure and topics

The online bachelor’s in psychology is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Online courses have varying lengths. The length of your program depends on how many credit hours you transfer and whether you study part time or full time.

Focus on research

Psychologists are scientists. The outcomes from psychological science contribute to every aspect of our lives — helping business, promoting health, serving communities and understanding the world around us. Our courses are based in psychological research and its application to the real world. Instructors are working in their laboratories to understand behavior and bring their discoveries to the online classroom.

Beyond the laboratory, training in psychological science helps our students be critical thinkers who look for and evaluate evidence when making decisions. A science education aids in understanding statistics and the use of data in decision-making. Students in this program have the opportunity to get involved with making new discoveries in many psychology disciplines — clinical, developmental, neuroscience, social/personality and quantitative.

Learn more about the Department of Psychological Sciences’ research.

Meet our faculty

Dennis Miller

Director of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Miller’s goal as a teacher is to help students learn the fundamental principles of psychology and how the principles impact their day-to-day life. In General Psychology (PSYCH 1000) and Sleep & Sleep Disorders (PSYCH 3870) he encourages his students to challenge their assumptions about their own perspectives.


Jamie Arndt

Professor and Chair

As a professor, Dr. Arndt is excited by new questions and issues with which his students are engaged. His research focuses on how our awareness of the transience of existence affects social behaviors and how the pursuit of meaning and value in one’s life serves to protect the individual from deeply-rooted insecurities.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Psychological Sciences.