Bachelor's Degree Program
Join a hands-on psychology degree with flexible study options to fit your schedule and learning preferences. Offering rigorous instruction in the context of a caring and collaborative learning environment, this program offers unique opportunities for mentored research and community service.
Our curriculum focuses on cultural diversity and its impact on health and well-being. As a result, psychology majors at UAF gain a cross-cultural perspective that is unique in the field and provides solid preparation for jobs in the 21st century.
Psychology courses are offered online, face-to-face and a hybrid of both. A dedicated undergraduate advisor, specific to your psychology major, to guide and support you from day one to graduation.
What Is Psychology?
The psychology major is a great fit for students who want to work with people and are interested in learning about the mind and human behavior. Critical thinking, communication and problem solving are all skills that will help you succeed in this bachelor’s degree. Because the study of psychology is an excellent foundation for many different types of careers, this is a popular major for students with a wide range of academic and professional interests. The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is designed for students who want to focus more on humanities and social sciences. If you prefer to focus your studies in the areas of mathematics and natural sciences, we also offer a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. Both bachelor's degrees are available in-person and online.
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Why Study Psychology at UAF?
When you major in psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll develop both breadth and depth in the science of psychology while getting exposure to issues of diversity in the modern world. Here are some of the highlights of our program.
- Develop cross-cultural knowledge, creativity and critical thinking skills through a rigorous curriculum that honors diversity and promotes human welfare and social justice.
- Take part in practicum experiences, mentored research, community service learning experiences, professional conferences and more as part of your coursework.
- Work with expert faculty and advisors who are caring, accessible and dedicated to helping you succeed both in your academic work and your career objectives.
You’ll get to choose courses that interest you.
One option is Psychology of Development:
What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology?
Psychology is a versatile degree that will give you the foundational knowledge and skills for a wide range of careers. You’ll develop strong communication and critical thinking skills, and gain appreciation for diverse perspectives. You’ll learn methodologies for conducting research, and how to work effectively as part of a team.
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology prepares you for diverse careers in human services, business and science sectors. You’ll also have a solid foundation to pursue graduate study in psychology and other fields such as medicine, law, public health, nursing, education, biology and counseling. Our advisors and faculty will help you design a curriculum that best prepares you for your educational and career goals.
Explore Classes for Psychology Majors
Psychology majors take a series of required courses that include Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods and a capstone Seminar. The second part of the degree explores five core areas of psychology, with classes in research, social, biological, psychological and diversity perspectives. Finally, psychology majors have an opportunity to expand or to focus their interests by choosing a set of psychology electives.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in psychology for undergraduates. Both degrees require the same course work in psychology but vary in the depth of math and science in other disciplines.
Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology
Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.
Have questions? Our expert advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
Transferring to UAF? We can walk you through the process and help make sure you get the most out of the credits you’ve earned.