The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology online degree program is offered in the School of Education and Social Sciences.


RMU's online Psychology program provides education and training in psychology to prepare students for successful careers or graduate programs in psychology and related fields, such as child care, counseling, research, law or social work. Students learn to apply current psychological principles to practical problems in the workplace and everyday life.

RMU's online bachelor's in psychology program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation by

The online program recently made SuperScholar's list of the Top 25 Smart Choice Schools for Online Psychology Degrees.


The goals of the B.A. in Psychology online degree program are to prepare professionals who can:

  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills in psychology.
  • Demonstrate the critical thinking, decision-making and general application skills necessary for ethical and competent performance in human services occupations.
  • Conduct and integrate traditional and developing methods of research and scholarship and apply these methods to practical problems in human endeavors.
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly in professional writing, presentation and scholarship.


To view the checksheet for the program, which contains all the required courses, click here.

Students beginning in the fall can follow the following courses of study to graduate in four years, either without taking classes in the summer (five courses each in the fall and the spring) , or with summer classes (two courses every eight weeks):

Sample Business/Industry Job Titles

Social worker, counselor, clinical coordinator, child care provider, recreation specialist, management trainee, research assistant, residential advisor, career counselor, academic advisor, customer service representative, sales associate, recruiter, police officer.

Salary Information

Position TitlePosition Salary
By type of employer
Communications (Broadcasting/Telecomm.)
Educational Services
Financial Services
Government (Federal)
Healthcare Services (Nonprofit)
Religious/Grantmaking/Civic/Professional Orgs.
Retail/Wholesale Trade
Social Assistance
By job function   
Administration (Social Services)
Customer Service
Human Resources/Industrial Relations
Management Trainee
Research (Nontechnical)
Social Work
The information in this chart is based off of 2010 information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

RMU Salary Survey

2009 RMU Salary SurveyRangeMean
Applied Psychology
$20,000 - $21,000
$20,500 (based on three or fewer responses)