Your Flexible Online Applied or Experimental Psychology Degree
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*Price reflects tuition for Oregon residents. Non-resident tuition is $305/credit hour. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.
Specialize With a Rigorous Bachelor’s in Psychology Online
You’ve always been interested in the human mind. With EOU’s convenient online psychology degree, you’ll explore a wide variety of topics such as learning and memory, thinking, sensory perception, psychological disorders and social interaction. EOU’s industry experts share mental health interviews and films and there are class presentations to deepen your understanding.
All of the courses and experiences within this program, including designing your own research project, will prepare you for the helping professions. You’ll hone scientific writing skills and become proficient at evaluating research. Tailor your degree with a specialized track.
Upon graduating, you’ll be ready for graduate studies or roles in human and social services, schools or rehabilitation centers.
Want to learn more? Register for our Virtual Open House on August 5 at 12pm PST.
Available Specializations for Your Degree
A specialization in experimental psychology means that you will focus on empirical research methods and the analysis of research data. Specializing in applied psychology puts that data to work with humans.
The online bachelor’s in psychology program is rigorous and requires courses in writing, statistics and psychology. The psychology program also requires credit hours in 300-level and 400-level coursework.
Online students complete a methods course with a capstone experience tailored to their local situation. Earn your B.A. with a foreign language requirement, or your B.S. with just 12 more science credits.
If you know you want to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, it is recommended that you outline your coursework as soon as possible, preferably in the first year.View Courses
Have Credits to Transfer?
The option to transfer credits makes your program more affordable and can help you get on the job sooner. We allow up to 135 credits from previous college coursework to be transferred into EOU. All EOU majors require a minimum of 20 EOU credits.
To see how your credits will transfer, use our Transfer Equivalency tool.
“The EOU psychology program helped prepare me for my current job. It provided me with the ability to communicate effectively, manage my time, conduct independent research and the tools necessary to bridge the gap between adults and youth in the community.”– Christina Chestnut, 2013; Psychology; Business Solutions Coordinator, Thurston County Chamber of Commerce; Olympia, Washington
What It’s Like to Study Online
Earning your degree online at Eastern Oregon University is a great opportunity because there are no on-campus requirements. You will have access to the same professors, content and opportunities as on-campus students, only in a creative digital format. Our professors work on campus and are professionals and experts who are trained to deliver innovative, engaging online education.Online Experience
We feature affordable tuition, especially when compared to similar universities. The total cost of your program (assuming no transfer credits) is $47,700. The cost per credit hour for EOU online courses is $265.*
About 92 percent of online students benefit from financial aid and scholarships to cover part of these costs.
*Price reflects tuition for Oregon residents. Non-resident tuition is $305/credit hour. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.View Tuition Details
Per Term: Based on 18 credits. Costs for average competitors are estimations of state schools found on public university websites.
- Read, discuss, design and carry out primary research in psychology
- Prepare and present professional research
- Evaluate research models and statistics
- Work with the two specialties of psychology: applied and experimental
- Understand each of the core branches of psychology
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that entry-level human and social service assistants make a median annual salary of $33,750.¹ Rehabilitation counselors make a similar salary, at $35,630.² More experience correlates to a higher salary.
Psychologists with a graduate degree may earn a median annual salary of $79,010 and expect a 14 percent growth rate through 2028, faster than most occupations.³
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about this program.
Yes, the bachelor’s in psychology can be completed 100 percent online, because there are no on-campus requirements. This includes the senior capstone and any internships.
If you encounter a course restriction while attempting to register, it could be because of missing prerequisites, the wrong class status, missing degree declaration or other reason. In these cases, you must email the course instructor with the information at the bottom of this webpage.
Our diverse faculty have many areas of expertise and are made up of a mix of full-time and part-time professors.
Yes, students can choose between the Applied Psychology or Experimental Psychology concentrations for the program. You can learn more about coursework for the Bachelor’s in Psychology here.
Yes, there is always a need for educated professionals in numerous different fields. After securing your online bachelor’s in psychology from EOU, you can work in in human and social services, schools or rehabilitation centers. This program is also great preparation for graduate study in psychology, after which you can work as a psychologist, forensic psychologist, clinical therapist, physician’s assistant and more.
Yes! Learn more about our Bachelors in Psychology in our Virtual Open House on August 5th at 12pm PST. Register now.
¹Social and Human Service Assistants. Sept. 4, 2019. Retrieved Sept. 19, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-and-human-service-assistants.htm
²Rehabilitation Counselors. Sept. 4, 2019. Retrieved Sept. 19, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/rehabilitation-counselors.htm
³Psychologists. Sept. 4, 2019. Retrieved Sept. 19, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/psychologists.htm