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Online Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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Study People with MU’s Versatile, 100% Online Psychology Degree

Two Concentrations

Transfer up to 93 Credit Hours

Affordable Tuition

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  • Duration 3.5 years
  • Cost per Credit $435
  • Credit Hours 124

Program Benefits

  • Small student-to-teacher ratio
  • Human behavior knowledge that translates to any field
  • Transfer up to 93 credit hours
  • Eight-week terms

Understand Human Emotion

Gain a deep understanding of psychology to help others experiencing personal and social challenges. Methodist University’s 100% online Bachelor’s in Psychology degree program explores the science of behavior and mental processes, including perception, emotion, and cognition, to prepare you to apply new knowledge in various fields.

You’ll gain the skills necessary to think critically, analyze human factors, present information, understand data, and more to move forward in myriad roles and industries. You can tailor this flexible online degree to meet your goals by adding a concentration in either counseling/clinical psychology or human performance psychology and selecting from a variety of electives to customize your studies on a full- or part-time schedule. You’ll complete your program prepared for graduate school or to pursue a variety of roles with your acquired knowledge.

Career Outlook: Pursue One of Several Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of community and social service occupations are projected to grow 12% by 2030, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.1 Psychology can lead to several careers in this or other fields.

Careers and Salaries
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Curriculum: A Real-World Education for Your Career Goals

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology features small class sizes and research projects to provide real-world experience for virtually any career goals you may have. And with two optional concentrations — counseling/clinical psychology or human performance — you can customize your degree beyond the electives in the major.

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Program Outcomes

In the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’ll:

  • Acquire a significant understanding of their psychological functioning (perceiving, feeling, thinking, and behaving) and its development and that of others.
  • Acquire significant knowledge of the application of psychology to the enhancement of human life.
  • Acquire significant knowledge of different approaches to attaining knowledge, with an emphasis on the scientific approach.
  • Be prepared for entrance into a graduate program in psychology or an entry-level job related to the provision of psychological services in which a baccalaureate degree in psychology is a requirement or an alternative requirement.


Enhance your degree by adding one of three available 100% online minors — Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing. Our minors are structured to help you advance in the career path you want most and impress potential employers with your dedication to learning.

To learn more about our minors and how you can add one to your degree, visit our minors webpage. You can also request more information about a minor or contact an enrollment counselor directly at 910.212.4956.

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Choose One of Two Optional Concentrations

Customize your degree by choosing from two optional concentrations — the counseling/clinical psychology concentration or the human performance psychology concentration.

BS in Psychology: Counseling/Clinical Psychology

Learn how to help people face life issues or psychological disorders.

BS in Psychology: Human Performance Psychology

Learn how to help design products or enhance organizations.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for the online Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Methodist University, you’ll need:

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Tuition Details

The online Bachelor of Science in Psychology costs $435 per credit hour and has 124 credit hours. If you or a family member are a veteran or active-duty service member, your education at Methodist University could be even more affordable. Visit our Military Support page.

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Why Study Online?

Enjoy an online learning environment that offers the same quality as in-person courses, including dedicated faculty members and an overall caring, friendly atmosphere for achieving your professional and personal goals.

You’ll also have access to all of MU’s academic support services. That means you’ll get personalized assistance you need, such as access to the tutoring and writing centers. Experience a distinctive education in a flexible environment that fits your schedule.

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Financial Aid

You can earn a high-quality education from a private institution without worrying about the cost. As a Yellow Ribbon school and a university where 97% of students qualify for financial aid, Methodist is committed to affordability.

Learn more about federal student loans and grants, military benefits, and scholarship opportunities. We’re proud to make your goals as affordable as possible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have other questions not answered here? Request more information or call 910.212.4956.

You can complete the program in just 3.5 years. To learn more about the curriculum, view our courses page.

Tuition for the program is $53,940. You need to complete 124 credits at $435 per credit hour. You can review all tuition costs here.

*This is an estimate of the total tuition based on the current school year and is subject to change.

You can transfer up to 93 credits toward your degree. Methodist University generally accepts credits for courses completed with a grade of C or higher from other regionally accredited institutions of higher education. You can learn more about our transfer policy here.

This program features two optional concentrations: counseling/clinical psychology and human performance psychology. Each of these concentrations is designed to provide a deeper look at a specific psychology practice area.

The counseling/clinical psychology concentration is ideal for students who want to pursue graduate study for therapy careers, while the human performance psychology concentration is ideal for careers in human resources, machine design, and more. You can learn more about coursework for the BS in Psychology here.

You can further customize your degree by adding a minor, which will allow you to specialize in your field of interest and pursue your ideal career path. Choose from minors in Accounting, Business Administration, and Marketing. Explore our minors.

The skills you learn in the BS in Psychology program are relevant to a wide range of industries. Graduates of this program are qualified for entry-level roles in human resources, social services, and more.

You can also choose to pursue additional study at the graduate level for careers in counseling, substance abuse, and other psychology practice areas. Visit the careers page for more information.

While the two fields often overlap, you will find many differences between the psychology and social work degree programs at MU. To decide which is right for you, explore our social work and psychology program pages. One of our dedicated enrollment counselors can also discuss program options to help you determine which program is the best fit for your goals and interests. To speak with an enrollment counselor, call 910.212.4956.

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  1. “Community and Social Service Occupations.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.