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
$346 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

B.A./B.S. in Psychology – Online

Curriculum

Oregon State's online psychology bachelor's program is a science-based offering and utilizes research methods, problem solving, quantitative analysis, statistics and the collection, analysis and interpretation of data as critical components of the curriculum. Once you're admitted, you will work with an academic advisor to construct a detailed plan for the completion of your degree.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits — at least 60 of which must be upper-division credits — are required to graduate with your psychology degree, including:

Sample course topics

  • Brain and behavior
  • Human lifespan development
  • Social psychology
  • Personality
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Motivation
  • Consciousness
  • Behavior modification
  • Health psychology

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits will need to be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Additional information about transferring credits is available through OSU’s Transfer Credit Central.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you can add a minor to your degree program. Combine psychology and computer science to earn a minor in user experience research. You'll gain valuable skills in human-computer interaction and research design to find jobs as a UX design researcher or UX psychologist.

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Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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