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Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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UAB Online Psychology



Learn the science of mind and behavior. A top-ranked psychology program, now online.

It’s no secret that psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors at UAB. Career options are diverse: business, government, education, research, and health care, to name just a few. But, did you know that you can complete your degree completely online? Same faculty. Same courses. As a student in our online program, you’ll broaden your network by interacting with peers from other states and even other countries. Plus, because you can choose a format that fits your schedule, it’s easy to maintain your busy lifestyle while you complete your education. 

Course Formats

Online courses are offered in one of two formats - synchronous or asynchronous. Your class schedule can include courses in one or a combination of the two formats. To access content you’ll log in through our learning management system. In addition, we’ll provide tools to make your experience more engaging, such as virtual classroom lectures, multimedia, chat, and discussion boards.

  • Synchronous — all participants in the course log on at the same time
  • Asynchronously — participants log on and participate as their schedule permits

About Our Online Courses

UAB’s online psychology courses are delivered 100 percent online. The online courses count for the same credit and appear on your transcript in the same manner as campus-based courses.

Is this really the same degree on-campus students earn?

Yes. Your classes are the same. You have the same award-winning faculty of experienced psychology experts. And your diploma will not distinguish that you were a distance learner.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in psychology?

Honors Program

Enhance your studies and conduct research with an individual faculty member through our Honors Program. It’s a perfect way for you to boost your resume as you consider a career or apply to graduate school.


One of many benefits to taking your classes online is you have more flexibility to accept an internship. With an internship, you can mix real-world work experience with your college education, and that’s just the thing employers will be looking for when you enter the job market.

Psi Chi

Enhance your education by participating in the International Honor Society in Psychology. As part of this organization, you’ll be a part of discussions on research with faculty as well as other students. You’ll also have assistance preparing for graduate school and career development. Here are some of our activities:

  • Speaker’s forum for invited guests who provide additional perspective on psychology
  • Space for informal student-faculty social, intellectual, and professional exchange
  • Dissemination of information concerning graduate and professional school opportunities
  • Opportunity to have a voice in departmental affairs
  • Social activities within the department


The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a high demand for people with psychology degrees in the coming years. In particular, with preventable chronic illnesses such as lung cancer, obesity, and heart disease on the rise, learning how to change behavior is becoming more and more important every day. Here’s a sampling of career opportunities you might pursue:

  • Research
  • Human resources
  • Public relations and advertising
  • Market Research
  • Teaching
  • Retail and sales
  • Politics/public service
  • Law enforcement
  • Military

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