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Maryville University Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online

Understand the frameworks that underpin modern psychology

About the program

  • Early Access program: Earn up to 12 credit hours toward both undergraduate and graduate psychology degrees.
  • APA-aligned curriculum: Benefit from psychology coursework designed to meet American Psychological Association standards.
  • Personalized research sequence: Develop the skills to study, analyze, and communicate key insights ​​in your chosen area of interest.

About Maryville University 

Since 1872, Maryville University has empowered learners to achieve their dreams through academic excellence and transformative experiences. Its renowned psychology department promotes innovative thinking and the practical application of knowledge. Led by experienced professionals, Maryville’s psychology courses offer a comprehensive understanding of the field and current industry standards.

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change and may increase each academic year. Tuition does not include student fees, technology platform licensing, or support services. Learners are also responsible for travel and accommodation costs related to any in-person immersions or residentials.

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Real-world curriculum

The 128-credit BA in psychology curriculum at Maryville University offers a selection of courses specifically curated to offer learners a holistic understanding of psychological theories and practices. These courses are grounded in scientific reasoning, experimental methodology, and critical thinking, and cover a wide range of topics. A few of these courses include:

  • General psychology: Uncover the fundamental theories, principles, and scientific methodologies that govern our understanding of human behavior and mental processes.
  • Abnormal psychology: Delve into the characteristics, progressions, symptoms, consequences, and treatment modalities of abnormal behavior, backed by current empirical treatments and evidence-based practices.
  • Human cognition: Understand the neural mechanisms that drive cognitive processes including perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, and decision making.
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Whether you are applying to a university for the first time, or you are a transfer student, you'll benefit from a comprehensive selection of undergraduate programs tailored to meet your individual needs and aspirations. No standardized test scores required. 

To complete an application, you will need to submit:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

  • GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

Frequently asked questions

Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online can qualify you to pursue a career in any of a wide range of disciplines — including healthcare, business, education, and advocacy — or you can go on to earn an advanced degree with a particular concentration in the field.

Want to earn a graduate degree? Maryville offers master’s degree programs that take you where you want to go.

Yes. Maryville University proudly holds regional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Maryville has maintained accreditation from the HLC since 1941, and this status was most recently reaffirmed in 2015.

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online program requires learners to complete 128 credit hours: 39 credits in general education courses, 24 credits in psychology major core courses, 15 credits in a social science research sequence and 50 credits in general electives, which allow you to tailor your education. Learners with eligible transfer credits can earn their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online in less than two years studying full time or less than three-and-a-half years studying part time. The length of time it may take to complete the degree depends on the individual. Contact your advisor for more information.

Online learners can qualify for several types of financial aid options. These can include federal or private grants and loans, scholarships, employer-run tuition assistance programs, and military assistance for veterans and active-duty service members. Consult the Online Student’s Guide to Understanding Financial Aid for more information.

With Early Access, learners in the BA in Psychology online program can get a head start on earning a graduate degree by taking graduate-level courses that count toward their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Furthermore, graduate-level Early Access courses are billed at the undergraduate tuition rate — so learners save time and money.

The MBA, Master of Health Administration, and Master of Arts in Management and Leadership are among the many Maryville graduate programs that offer Early Access options for learners enrolled in the BA in psychology online program.

If you’re interested in participating in the program, you should apply one semester before you plan to start taking Early Access courses. To apply, you must have completed at least 75 credit hours and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Through the program, you can earn up to 12 credit hours toward your master’s degree. Your advisor can help you select your Early Access courses, which must be taken one at a time.

Learn more about the Early Access program.

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