Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Choice This program is available either online or as a blend of online coursework and in-person classes in Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Psychology – Online

Maximum career flexibility

The scientific study of the human mind and its functions is fascinating, and the OSU Psychology online degree program gives students the flexibility to pursue a wide range of career goals based on their interest in the subject. A bachelor's degree in psychology prepares graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in fields such as:

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

  • Human and social service
  • Market research
  • Law enforcement
  • Education and training
  • Social justice
  • Human resources
  • Criminal justice

For many of our students, an undergraduate degree prepares them for continued graduate work in psychology or in other complementary fields such as medicine, law, or computer science.

Passion for blending science and human behavior

The field of psychology is about more than simply analyzing and reporting human behavior. First and foremost, students interested in a degree or career in psychology should possess the desire to understand the scientific mechanisms that underlie and influence thought processes and human behavior. In their work, psychologists apply information, data, and statistics derived from scientific knowledge and methodology to understand not simply why humans behave, think, or feel within an area of their expertise, but also how they behave, think, or feel these ways.

Oregon State's psychology online degree program provides students the opportunity to gain critical experience in statistics and experimental design.

You will select from a wide variety of courses that provide rigorous teaching in:

  • research methods
  • problem solving
  • quantitative analysis
  • statistics
  • theory

where you will learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

The Oregon State University Career Development Center is also a great resource for career information.


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