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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.
Official nameBachelor of arts in psychology
Program typeBachelor's degree
Academic homeCollege of Arts & Science | Department of Psychology
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
Freshman credit hours120
Freshman estimated cost$51,180.00
Transfer credit hours60
Transfer estimated cost$25,590.00
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This degree may help you qualify for positions in
- Social services
- Mental health
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.
Typical program lengthVaries
Typical course loadVaries if full time or part time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
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.
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.