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B.S./B.A. in Psychology

Your Flexible Online Applied or Experimental Psychology Degree

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B.A. or B.S. Degree Paths

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  • Duration 4 years
  • Cost per Credit $286.40
  • Credit Hours 180

Program Benefits

  • Craft your own research project with faculty mentorship
  • Tenured faculty share diverse experiences
  • Transfer up to 135 credits
  • Career support and services to aid your job search

*Price reflects tuition for Oregon residents. Non-resident tuition is $329.60/credit hour. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.

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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.

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.

Applied Psychology

The applied psychology specialization will prepare you to apply research to effective practice. You will train to work with human subjects to improve their state of mind, address problems and struggles or help manage an organization.

Experimental Psychology

Because the discipline of psychology is dependent on research and data, the focus of experimental psychology is designing reliable research studies, carrying them out in an ethical manner, analyzing and then reporting their results.

Psychology Curriculum

Core Curriculum

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.

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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.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a growing need for human services professionals. The field is expected to expand by 17 percent by 2029, created more than 71,000 new jobs for social and human service assistants alone by the end of the decade.1 The online Bachelor’s in Psychology degree delivers the skills you need for diverse human services careers, plus the academic credential necessary to pursue graduate education and the licensure required for advanced psychology careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual salary for psychologists with graduate education was $82,180 in 2020. Currently growing at a steady pace of three percent, the psychology field is expected to create thousands of new positions by 2029.2

Embark on the pathway to career success with EOU Online.

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Program Outcomes

  • 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 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

Tuition Details

We feature affordable tuition, especially when compared to similar universities. The total cost of your program (assuming no transfer credits) is $51,552. The cost per credit hour for EOU online courses is $286.40.*

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 $329.60/credit hour. Speak to an enrollment counselor for more information.

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E O U $5,155 versus Average Competitor $10,933

Per Term: Based on 18 credits. Costs for average competitors are estimations of state schools found on public university websites.

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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.

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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! You can view a recording of our most recent Virtual Open House that was held on August 5th! Click here to view. 

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1Social and Human Service Assistants. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from

2Psychologists. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from