An online bachelor’s degree in Psychology will provide insights you can use to start or advance a career in any profession where understanding human behavior is an asset.

From treating depression to predicting the buying habits of consumers, psychology has many applications. Our Psychology bachelor’s program offers a look at those applications, the theories behind them, and where psychological study may lead next. Take your career further by understanding human thought and behavior.

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Get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission.
We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

At a Glance

$79,000
Median annual pay for psychologists

Program Length

As few as 1.3 years, depending on transferred credits 

Format

  • Online

Tuition per Credit

$460

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Students looking to gain an understanding of human thought and behavior and move into one of the many psychology-related fields
  • Students who want to move toward earning a master's or doctorate in psychology or counseling
  • Anyone interested in the workings of the human mind

Career Paths

  • Psychiatric Technician
  • Case Manager
  • Psychometrist
  • Career Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Lab Assistant

What You’ll Learn

Through our Psychology program, you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamentals of human thought and behavior and learn how different fields apply psychological research to address real-world problems. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to:

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings of psychology.
  • Apply scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills, including following effective research methods.
  • Demonstrate ethically and socially responsible behaviors in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
  • Demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Apply psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Program Details

Program Information

Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.

Your first step is to get in touch with any questions or submit the simple application for admission. We will assist you every step of the way toward acceptance so you can enroll and begin your classes!

If you are serving or have served our country, we sincerely thank you. Our military services office is here to work closely with active duty, retired, reserve, and eligible family members qualified for military benefits. Learn how we can help you with the application process and review the benefits you have earned.

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

The University of Mary is committed to putting your educational goals within reach. Learn what scholarships you qualify for.

We welcome students from various backgrounds, including transfer students from regionally accredited colleges and universities and those with military or career and work experience. 

How do I show my previous college, military, or work experience?

  • Official transcripts (if applicable) from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions.
    • Did you graduate from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
      • Have your transcripts sent to:
        Office of Admissions
        University of Mary
        7500 University Drive
        Bismarck, ND 58504
      • Or request to send electronic transcripts to registrar@umary.edu.
  • Students with previous career or work experience can earn credits for prior learning.
    • You can choose to test for prior learning credits — we convert your test scores into college credit.
    • You can request a portfolio review for prior learning credits. You’ll assemble documentation to show your experience, which will be reviewed and evaluated by an experienced faculty member.
  • Military experience can count towards a degree.
WHAT WILL I NEED TO APPLY?
  • All of our programs require you to fill out the general application form in addition to submitting the application fee and your transcripts.
  • Any program-specific requirements you’ll need to submit in addition to the items listed above can be found in our catalog.

At the University of Mary, we review every application on an individual basis, ensuring that the materials you submit are evaluated with care and attention. Reach out to us if you have any questions in filling out your application.

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