Psychology BA/BS

Psychology online – Bemidji State does it best!

The BSU Department of Psychology is excited to offer this program, which affords great flexibility to working or off-campus students. You may choose to earn either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. There are no differences in the course requirements, and in general, the two degrees are equally respected by employers and graduate schools.

Note: Online courses in the Psychology program are very popular, and have limited capacity. Classes are available every semester, including summer, so plan accordingly if you had expected to complete the degree on a full-time schedule. If all PSY courses are full, consider completing your liberal education requirements in the meantime.

If your liberal education and elective degree requirements are complete, consider double-majoring with another online program. We suggest Sociology, Criminal Justice, Marketing Communication, Business Administration, Applied Management, or Nursing (RN-to-BS). In addition, plan to continue your psychology studies in graduate school, to improve your odds of landing a great job as a professional.

Program Highlights


All admitted, degree-seeking students are eligible for this program. Consider completing the Minnesota transfer curriculum first, to simplify the completion of your major and degree requirements from BSU.

Psychology BS/BA major requirements

49 major credits – view catalog for required courses. 120 credits are required to complete a BA or BS degree.

Delivery options

The Psychology major is available completely online and also on-campus.