|UND to offer state's first online Bachelor's Degree in Psychology|
Starting this summer, the University of North Dakota will offer the state's first online bachelor’s degree in psychology.
"We are excited about launching these online programs. We have been very proud of our on-campus undergraduate degree programs for a long time and we look forward to bringing that same quality to the online format,” said Jeffrey Weatherly, chair of UND's Department of Psychology. “Over the past several years, numerous people have inquired as to whether they could potentially earn a UND degree in psychology online. The answer is now 'yes'.”
Of the largest institutions offering psychology degrees in the region (Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Wyoming), UND is the only one to offer the degree online.
Both the Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Science versions of the psychology degree are offered online to students. Areas of emphasis available online include: educational psychology, psychology of human development, biological and physiological psychology, social and cultural psychology, and clinical science.
The online degree typically takes four or more years to complete. To graduate, students must complete 125 credits. The program is designed for working adults who are unable to complete a traditional, on-campus program. The courses may be completed on a full or part-time basis from anywhere in the world. Tuition for online courses is charged at the North Dakota resident rate regardless of where the student lives.
Graduates with a B.A. or B.S. in psychology can apply their degrees to a wide variety of fields, such as sales, market research, business management, or public health, as well as to continue their education, which is especially practical in adapting to the tight job market students face today.
An issue in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology states that, “…it's never been a better time to be a psychologist, thanks largely to the psychology field's breadth and adaptability.”
For more information about the degree, contact UND Online and Distance Education at www.distance.und.edu/degrees or 1-800-342-8230.