Psychology

Online Degree Program

Are you interested in learning about the mind and human behavior? Psychology is a fascinating study that will also give you a foundation of knowledge and skills you can apply to many different careers.

Our online degree in psychology focuses on cultural diversity and its effect on health and well-being — offering a cross-cultural perspective that is unique in the field and provides strong preparation for today’s jobs.

You’ll have a variety of opportunities to engage in practicum experiences and take part in professional conferences. Our online psychology program is also distinguished by opportunities for mentored research and community service.

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Why Study Psychology at UAF?

Majors in psychology develop a deep understanding of the science of psychology while also learning about issues of diversity in the modern world. Here are more highlights of our online psychology program.

Earn your bachelor’s degree entirely online

  • Balance work and family time with this convenient online bachelor’s program. Our online degree in psychology delivers the same quality and personal attention as programs on campus. Online courses are taught by the same faculty and also offer opportunities for service learning, research and hands-on engagement.

Take your study of psychology into the field

  • Work on cutting-edge psychology research. Engage in supervised practicum experiences and thesis projects. Volunteer at local agencies and apply psychology lessons to real-world challenges. Our psychology majors have also served as undergraduate teaching assistants and received National Institute of Health (NIH) summer internships in Washington, D.C.

 

Get personalized support throughout your program

  • When you earn your degree online, it’s especially important to know that you have resources available to answer your questions and help you along the way. At UAF, you’ll find a one-on-one approach to advising that focuses on your success. A dedicated undergraduate advisor, specific to your psychology major, will work with you every step of your degree and help to ensure your goals are being met.

 

Learn from expert faculty with diverse research experience

  • Our psychology faculty have broad research expertise (including research addressing key issues in Alaska) and close connections in the region that enrich the program. As an online psychology major, you’ll also find that our faculty are very accessible and here to answer your questions.

 

What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

Psychology is a versatile degree that can take you in a lot of different directions. You’ll develop strong communication and critical thinking skills, and appreciation for diverse viewpoints. You’ll also learn how to conduct research, and work as part of a team.

Jobs for psychology majors

Jobs for bachelor’s in psychology degree graduates include working in:

  • Behavioral, mental and community health organizations
  • Law enforcement and corrections
  • Business administration
  • Sales and marketing
  • Teaching
  • Social work
  • Consulting

Many of our psychology majors also go on to pursue graduate study in areas such as psychology, law, medicine, counseling, occupational therapy and other fields.

 

Salary for psychology majors

Here’s a look at average salaries nationally for a selection of popular careers with a psychology major:

  • Social worker: $49,470
  • Social and community services manager: $65,320
  • Marketing specialist: $70,960
  • Human resources manager: $113,300

 

 

Get Started on Your Online Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.