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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Why Choose an Online Psychology Degree?

Spark your mind and be the guide to a better psyche for others. UF Online’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program provides students with a broad, science-based liberal arts education that explores psychology from both natural and social science perspectives.

College
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree Type
Bachelor of Arts
Diploma Title
Bachelor of Arts
With a major in Psychology
Transcript Title
Bachelor of Arts
Major Psychology

Through the study of psychology, students will explore matters of the mind through an interdisciplinary approach that helps them understand biological bases of behavior and mental processes, developmental changes across the lifespan, learning and cognition, and sociocultural approaches and influences. The Psychology department firmly believes that excellence is best promoted by recruiting and retaining diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff and by ensuring that the department’s culture is supportive and respectful of all members.

Our bachelor’s in psychology prepares students for a wide range of careers in areas such as education, personnel management, business and marketing, health care and counseling as well as for graduate and professional programs, whether it’s to continue their studies in psychology or another field such as law.

The online psychology degree requires coursework in psychology, statistics, mathematics and biology. Courses are required in four core areas within the discipline as well as elective psychology courses. This equates to UF Psychology graduates that are prepared for a wide array of related careers, as well as graduate school.

CAREER TRACKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

What professions will a degree in Psychology prepare me for?

  • Behavior Analyst*
  • Clinical Psychologist*
  • Correctional Field Officer
  • Customer Relations Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Program Evaluation Consultant
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Social Behavioral Scientist

*Please note that some career paths require graduate and/or professional school.

Please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics or Career One Stop for additional suggestions on further career pathways and opportunities.




What are the criteria for competitive transfer applicants?

Competitive upper division applicants (students with 60 or more college credits earned) should have an at least a 2.75 overall GPA and all the below courses completed with at least a 2.75 GPA:

Required:

  • Biological Sciences (BSC 2005/2009) OR Biology 1 (BSC 2010)
  • General Psychology (PSY 2012)
  • Pre-calculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (MAC 1147) OR Pre-calculus Algebra (MAC 1140) and Trigonometry (MAC 1114)
  • Introduction to Statistics 1 (STA 2023)

Note:

  • All courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in courses taken to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may lower competitiveness.
  • Unsuccessful attempts in additional courses in the desired major may lower competitiveness.
  • Out of state courses used to meet Competitive Admissions Criteria may need to be evaluated by the appropriate department upon admission.

WHY CHOOSE UF ONLINE?

At the University of Florida, our passion goes beyond our walls — and so do our opportunities.

The Psychology program is one of the most popular on the University of Florida campus. With faculty possessing expertise in five different areas of specialization (Behavior Analysis, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, and Social Psychology), psychology graduates from UF Online are well-prepared for graduate study in psychology, advanced professional programs (e.g., law, medicine, business, education), and a diverse array of careers.

Designed for students whose commitments make traditional campus attendance impractical, our online program stands at the forefront, providing flexible academic options with the same elite faculty and rigor that makes us a leading university and top research institution. We connect people with opportunities, remove barriers and set the standard for online higher education. UF Online graduates earn the same elite degree they would receive on campus, and they will be at the top of the list for the best employers in the country.