Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Your pathway to online degree completion
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Discover our 100% online Psychology program
Gain a deeper understanding of human interaction while you prepare for career opportunities by leveraging the YourPace online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Designed to instill a strong grounding in the science of human behavior and mental processes, this competency-based program also provides a solid foundation for graduate school.
Online coursework for this accredited online program sharpens your critical thinking and develops your ability to interpret, analyze, and communicate in a wide variety of professional and academic settings. You will also explore topics related to the social-services aspects of psychology, including social and cognitive psychology, lifespan and personality development, research methods, assessment, as well as drugs and behavior.
What Is Competency-Based Education?
Designed to leverage your previous knowledge, college coursework, and work experience, competency-based education enables you to earn your degree at your pace as you demonstrate mastery of relevant academic content.
How our YourPace online programs save you time and money:
- Prove your knowledge, move ahead—the faster you advance, the more you save
- Flat tuition rate per 8-week session, no matter how many courses you complete
- With no weekly deadlines, you control the speed of completion
The University of Maine at Presque Isle is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
As a graduate of this YourPace online program, you will:
- Examine the scientific study of behavior and mental health
- Develop skills in research and analysis as it applies to behavioral science
- Gain an understanding of the fundamentals and theories affecting sex, gender, personality, disability, and cognitive psychology
- Explore the treatment approaches for substance abuse counseling
- Take part in real-world application of the skills you have learned in a supervised field practicum
Career opportunities with a psychology degree:
- Substance Abuse Counselor
- Mental Health Counselor
- Social Worker
- Behavioral Health Specialist
- Human Resources Specialist
- Other roles in areas such as forensic psychology or organizational psychology
- Graduates will also be prepared to advance into graduate level degree programs to prepare for more advanced roles
$1,500* per session
UMPI is ranked among the Top 10 Regional Colleges in the North for graduates with the least debt. – U.S. News & World Report, 2023.
“I have an extensive work and business background. The flexibility of completing my degree online and at my own pace and convenience was exactly what I needed.”
-Perry Leavey, UMPI YourPace Online Student
Learn more about our affordable tuition
The B.A. in Psychology YourPace online program offers highly affordable tuition with a flat rate regardless of how many courses you complete each session. No hidden fees or extra textbook costs. The faster you finish, the more you save!
*Tuition and fees are subject to change
$1,500* per session
Dates you need to know
There are six opportunities throughout the year to begin our YourPace online program. Find the start date below that works best for you and apply before the application deadline. Please note, application and document deadlines are the same. UMPI must receive all documents including official transcripts by the document deadline to be considered. Transcripts can often take 10 or more business days from the request date to be received by UMPI, please plan accordingly.
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Requirements for this online bachelor’s in psychology program
We’ve made the admission process simple and streamlined so it’s easier for you to get started. Those interested in earning their B.A. in Psychology should have the equivalent of a high school diploma and possess some prior college credit and/or work experience.
No Application Fee
Minimum 1.75 GPA
A look at the online B.A. in Psychology curriculum
To earn your B.A. in Psychology, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Each course is built around a series of competencies. Once you have mastered the series, you complete the course. This program includes general education courses, psychology core competencies, and general electives. Using our personalized learning model, we look at your past college credit, prior learning, and work experience to create your custom degree plan.
The program includes 40 credit hours of general education courses, 45 credit hours of Psychology/core courses, and 35 credit hours of electives.
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*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
**Time to completion varies by student and is based on several factors including prior college coursework, relevant work experience, amount of time dedicated to studying, and the number of courses completed each session.