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Psychology B.A.Sc. (Online)

Program Type: 
Bachelor of Applied Science
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Psychology majors at UMD learn to apply psychological theories to help a broad range of people in the community. The Bachelor of Applied Science degree in psychology offers students an exciting array of applied, research, and theoretical learning opportunities. Students and faculty do work related to:

  • Industrial-organizational issues
  • Behavior analysis
  • Neuroscience
  • Social psychology
  • Mental health of children and families
  • Addictive behavior
  • Psychophysiology, and more
  • The online program is nationally ranked and is the only completely online major on campus 
  • Psychology courses are taught by faculty who teach both face-to-face and online courses
  • Students gain research experience by designing and conducting their own psychological studies

Acquired Skills

Students will understand major theories and findings in psychology, communicate and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues, and conduct, interpret, and report data analysis.

Career Possibilities

Entry Level:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Case Management
  • Human Resources
  • Human/Social Services

Advanced Degree:

  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Legal and Forensic Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Admissions and Scholarships

Students in CEHSP are eligible to apply for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $120,000 annually.  For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit our scholarship webpage (


New students are admitted for Fall Semesters only

  • Completed Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) 
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Meet all UMD undergraduate admission criteria including high school preparation requirements* of 2 years of a single second language & 3 years of mathematics (includes algebra and intermediate algebra) - General Psychology (PSY 1003) or equivalent.
  • College algebra or ACT mathematics score of at least 21
  • It is recommended, but not required, to have college level biology course with lab component

*Students who graduated from high school prior to 1987 are not required to meet high school preparation