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Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Choose Saint Rose for Your Bachelor's Degree in Psychology

An ideal new option for the transfer student who needs flexibility and the student who needs to pick up where they may have left off.

We recognize it’s difficult to fit work and other obligations into your educational plan sometimes. 

Offering new flexibility for students who have completed their general education requirements or come to Saint Rose via seamless transfer, the BA in Psychology can be completed online without having to attend classes at a set time (asynchronous online delivery).

Students take courses in empirical, social-developmental, and applied-clinical areas of psychology, with additional elective courses of particular interest to their career goals.

Program Highlights

The BA in Psychology program provides students with excellent preparation for post-graduation employment in a wide variety of fields including human resources, sales, pre-school education, office management, case management, financial consulting, state police, respite provider, and many others. It also prepares students for graduate degrees in specific fields.

The BA degree is appropriate for:

  • Students who wish to directly enter the workforce following graduation
  • Graduate degrees in school guidance counseling
  • Graduate degrees in education, such as primary or secondary education, leadership and administration
  • MBA or other master’s or doctoral degree in business (excluding industrial and organizational psychology)
  • Graduate degrees in disciplines associated with traditional programs in the arts and humanities 

Program cost

In this online BA in Psychology program, part-time students receive a special discount. Tuition for part-time online BA in Psychology students is $458 per credit. Part-time students are students who take fewer than 12 credits per semester.

Full-time students (12 to 18 credits per semester) can find tuition rates here . Please note that 98% of undergraduate students receive financial aid at Saint Rose.

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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Major (34 credits)


PSY 110 Foundations of Psychology 1 3
PSY 111 Foundations of Psychology 2 3
PSY 294 Experimental Psychology 4
PSY 491 Senior Seminar: Career Prep 3

Choose from:

PSY 320 Biopsychology 3
PSY 330 Neuropsychology 4
PSY 375 Sensation and Perception 4
PSY 391 Learning 4
PSY 410 Psychometrics 3
PSY 420 Cognitive Psychology 3

PSY 320L (1 credit) recommended to accompany PSY 320.

Choose from:

PSY 200 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 250 Developmental Psychology: Childhood 3
PSY 252 Developmental Psychology:Adolescent & Emerging Adult 3
PSY 254 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood & Aging 3
PSY 260 Psychology of Gender 3
PSY 310 Social Psychology 3
PSY 385 Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
PSY 400 Personality 3

Choose from:

PSY 255 Parenting:Psych Theory/Research 3
PSY 290 Psychology perspective on Death and Dying 3
PSY 352 Health Psychology 3
PSY 363 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSY 365 Introduction to Psychotherapy 3
PSY 415 Clinical Psychology 3

Students completing the BA in Psychology may wish to explore and emphasize particular areas. Elective courses in psychology may include FPY 262 and any PSY prefix courses at the 200 level or above.

Internship Opportunities

Internship experience is particularly important in order to gain experience relevant to potential careers of interest.

Students may arrange internships for 1 to 6 credit hours.

Some of the internship sites where our students have been recently placed are:

  • Albany Medical College, Department of Neuropharmacology and Neuroscience
  • Albany Medical College, Department of Psychiatry
  • Albany Medical College, Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit
  • Community Hospice of Albany County at St. Peter’s Hospital
  • East Greenbush Schools
  • Ford Eddy Rehabilitation Facility
  • Green County Long Term Care Facility
  • Human Resource Associates
  • New York State Police
  • Orange Regional Medical Center
  • Parsons Family Child Center
  • Samaritans Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • St. Anne’s Institute
  • St. Peter’s Hospital Pediatrics Ward
  • St. Peter’s Hospital Alcohol Rehabilitation Center

Contact Us Now

Of course, if you have any questions, please reach out. We’re here to help.

Robert W. Flint, Jr., Ph.D.

Department Chair of Psychology
Albertus Hall 300-08

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