Psychology (BS)

Program at a Glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science
College of Sciences: Department of Psychology
Cost: $316-345 per credit hour *
Required: 44 credit hours from ODU (120 total)
Learning Environment: Online asynchronousAccess course material online from any location and complete coursework following a defined course schedule.

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Set a course for future studies with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Bachelor of Science in PsychologyUnderstanding the fundamentals of psychology is valuable in every career, from management to human resources to education.

This online pyschology degree program can give you the skills needed to refine your analytical thinking and improve employee interactions.


The ODU online psychology degree program begins with a general psychology course and includes courses in quantitative methods and experimental design. You can select additional coursework from a broad range of topics.

Students are encouraged to pursue breadth across the areas of psychology, particularly when planning for advanced study in psychology. The department does, however, identify sets of courses particularly relevant for students interested in clinical or industrial/organizational psychology.

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore the VCCS Transfer Guide or Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student.


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.


Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.


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Psychology Careers

  • Social work
  • Probation and Corrections
  • Human Resources
  • Education
  • Public Relations
  • Recreational Therapy

The Psychology Department also has a discussion of careers related to this degree.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program are offered in this technology:

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.