Psychology (collaborative)

Bachelor of arts
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Missouri-St. Louis
Illustrated lightbulbs, with one depicting a human brain.

Get started

Apply here


Courses for this program are 100% online: no campus visits are required. 

Successful completion of the program requires 120 credit hours of course work, which may include transfer credits from other regionally accredited institutions. 

The degree requirements include 33 credit hours of psychology courses. To fulfill the remainder of the credit hours, the student may choose an area of concentration in clinical psychology, developmental psychology, social psychology, or neuroscience. It is not required to follow one of these concentrations and the student may devise an individual program with their adviser.

Transfer students

The number of credits you need to take will depend on the type of previous credit earned and the institutions' accreditation and transfer equivalencies. The admissions office will determine your transfer credit once they receive your official transcripts and application.

Course planner

The chart below shows the courses offered in this collaborative program. This program is designed to provide students with flexible options. Choose from courses offered on either campus, according to your needs and interests. 

Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

PSYCH 1000 General Psychology PSYCH 1003 General Psychology
  PSYCH 1000 Choosing a Career in Psychology (1 credit hour)
STAT 1200 Introductory Statistical Reasoning  
PSYCH 3010 Research Methods in Psychology I PSYCH 2101 Introduction to Psychological Statistics
PSYCH 3020 Research Methods in Psychology II PSYCH 2219 Research Methods in Psychological Science
  PSYCH 4999 Capstone: Integrated Psychology (2 credit hours)
Distribution – Cognitive/Neuroscience (6 credit hours from:)
PSYCH 2210 Mind, Brain, & Behavior PSYCH 2211 Introduction to Biological Psychology
PSYCH 2220 Drugs & Behavior PSYCH 2200 Drugs & Behavior
PSYCH 4210 Physiological Psychology  
PSYCH 3870 Sleep & Sleep Disorders  
Distribution – Clinical/Social/Developmental (6 credit hours from:)
PSYCH 2310 Social Psychology 8 week course PSYCH 2250 Social Psychological Science
PSYCH 2520 Introduction to Addiction Science  
PSYCH 3003 Positive Motivation 8 week course  
PSYCH 3003 Psychology of Gender 8 week course  
PSYCH 4830 Psychology of Women  
PSYCH 2410 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 2268 Lifespan Development Psychology
PSYCH 2410 Developmental Psychology PSYCH 2270 Developmental Psychology
PSYCH 2510 Survey of Abnormal Psychology PSYCH 2245 Abnormal Psychology
  PSYCH 3232 Psychology of Trauma
  PSYCH 3280 Psychology of Death & Dying
PSYCH 3510 Introduction to Clinical Psychology PSYCH 3346 Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  PSYCH 4365 Psychological Testing & Assessment
  PSYCH 4376 Mental Health & Aging
PSYCH 2511 Military and Veteran Psychology  
PSYCH 3370 The Science of Mindfulness  
PSYCH 3815 Cross-Cultural Psychology  
PSYCH 3830 Health Psychology  

State authorization

States require that each campus be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

University of Missouri-Columbia

Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

For MU, this program is administered by the College of Arts & Science

For UMSL, this program is administered by the College of Arts & Sciences