Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Online

Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology Online

100% Online Courses, Rigorous Accredited Program

BS in Psychology | Program Highlights

Northern Michigan University offers an online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology built in collaboration with industry professionals to create a program that will help you launch your career in psychology and prepare you for advanced education. This foundational program offers advanced coursework and laboratory experiences that will prepare you for a range of careers even while offering the flexibility that is so important as you balance the rest of your life with your college education.

Flexible, Rigorous Online Curriculum

Transfer up to 90 Credits

Industry-Relevant Internships

Learn From Experts in the Fields

Learn More About NMU’s Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology 

What will you learn in NMU’s Bachelor of Psychology program?

As a student in the psychology online bachelor’s degree program, you’ll learn to think critically, empathize, communicate effectively, and solve problems. You’ll also be prepared to pursue advanced education that can lead to careers as a psychologist, psychiatrist or counseling related positions.

Topics you will focus on include:

  • Introduction to psychology
  • Research
  • Developmental psychology
  • Learning and cognition
  • Brain and behavior
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Ethics
  • Assessment
  • And so much more…

How much does an online bachelor’s degree in psychology cost at NMU?

The full program costs vary depending on student status. Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, and scholarships based on eligibility. A financial aid representative can help you make decisions about how to pay for college. Contact: Financial Aid Office: fao@nmu.edu or 906-227-2327

Psychology Careers

Graduates of NMU’s Online BS in Psychology are prepared for a variety of entry level psychology careers and careers that require good communication and empathy or to advance their education as outstanding grad school candidates. Career opportunities include mental health counselor, social worker, teacher, substance abuse counselor and more.

Substance Abuse Counselor


Social Worker


Online BS in Psychology Admission Requirements

Admission requirements differ depending on the status of the applicant (first-year student, transfer, etc.) and the level of academic program.

Some academic programs require additional items beyond the standard application for admission. Often including proof of previous degrees, prior work experience, professional references etc.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Curriculum


Total Required Credits for Major 50-51 credits
Core Courses 12-13 credits
PSY100 Introduction to Psychology (includes natural science lab) 4 credits
PSY160 Seminar for Psychology Majors 1 credit
PSY201 Psychological Research 1: Statistical Applications 4 credits
PSY202 Psychological Research 2: Experimental Design and Methodology 4 credits
PSY489 Graduate Assessment for Psychology Majors (taken when graduating) 0 credits
Breadth Areas in Psychology 16 credits
PSY210 Lifespan Developmental Psychology 4 credits
PSY220 Social Psychology 4 credits
PSY230 Learning and Cognition 4 credits
PSY251 Topics on Brain and Behavior 4 credits
Interdisciplinary Psychology Concentration 8 credits
One PSY class at 300 level or higher 4 credits
One PSY class at 400 lever or higher 4 credits
Mental Health / Pre-Clinical Psychology Concentration 14 credits
PSY 240 Abnormal Psychology 4 credits
PSY 460C Practicum / Research: Mental Health / Pre-Clinical Psychology 2 credits
Choose two of the following: 8 credits
PSY 340 The Ethics and Practice of Clinical Psychology 4 credits
PSY 342 Health Psychology 4 credits
PSY 440 Psychological Assessment 4 credits
PSY 457 Psychopharmacology 4 credits

For more information about online and off-campus programs at NMU and how to apply, visit NMU’s Global Campus Homepage

For questions about these programs, email the Department of Psychological Science (psych@nmu.edu) or call 906-227-2935.

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