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Psychology BA (Degree Completion)

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An Online Bachelor's Degree COmpletion in Psychology

UNC is proud to bring one of our most popular undergraduate programs to you online: the Psychology Bachelor of Arts. A degree focused on the study of the human mind and behavior will give you the skills to thrive in a variety of roles. Learn why people do what they do, and how thoughts and feelings impact our interactions.

The Benefit of a Bachelor's Degree

Why finish your degree? Besides the knowledge and skills you'll gain, you will also open the door to better employment opportunities and earnings. Based on final 2017 earnings data, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that – compared to those who have only completed some college credit – those with a bachelor's degree...

  • Earned 51% more money each week ($1,173 compared to $774).
  • Had a lower unemployment rate (2.5% compared to 4%).

Visit the full Bureau of Labor Statistics article to view the full interactive charts for earnings and unemployment data by education level.

Chart of 2017 median weekly earning by level of education, from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

You Will develop...

  • The ability to understand human behavior
  • Recognition of and appreciation for diversity
  • Research design and analysis
  • Report writing and presentation
  • The ability to consider behavior in the context of groups
  • Critical thinking

Access to A Variety of Careers

This program educates adults who bring positive impacts to their jobs, their communities and even their family and social circles. Employers value psychology graduates for their widely relevant analytical and interpersonal skills, ability to think clearly, penchant for problem solving and appreciation for a wide variety of behavior. Graduates are working in business, human services, law enforcement and management. Your degree will open doors to a wide spectrum of new opportunities.

Of course, many graduates are interested in the more direct application of psychological science, which was recently ranked in the top 10 highest demand fields. With a psychology bachelor's degree you can be a counselor in a residential treatment center, or a behavioral health technician in a psychiatric unit, where you will form relationships with mentors. You'll also be well-prepared for future graduate study once you know the psychotherapy path that interests you. Learn more about careers in psychology.

A Program Designed for Adult Learners

This online bachelor's degree completion program is designed for busy adults of any age who need to fit their college completion into busy lives, no matter where they live.

  • Open Entry: You can begin the program any term (Fall, Interim, Spring or various Summer sessions).
  • Fast Progress That Won't Overwhelm You: In addition to any courses you take in Fall and Spring terms, you can also take up to four courses in the Summer and courses are offered in the Interim (Winter) Session.
  • Quality Brought to You Online: This Psychology Bachelor of Arts is the same as our on-campus program. Courses are taught by the same faculty scholars who teach on campus.
  • Transferable Skills: This broad liberal arts degree, which deals in the understanding of others, is highly valued by employers because it prepares you with communication and research skills that can be applied to any industry, providing you with more career options.

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Credits Required:
43 in Psychology
120 total (including transfer credit) for graduation
Time to Completion:
About 2 years, varies by student
$360/credit hour

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Program Coordinator:

Dr. Thom Dunn

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