Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Three Start Dates Per Year

100% Online Learning

Graduate in 1-4 Years

Generous Transfer Credits

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Quick Facts


Total Credits

Includes up to 90 transfer credits, general education and core courses.


Core Courses

Study psychology topics in our core curriculum, consisting of an average of 17 classes.


Course Length

Complete your degree faster with 8-week classes.

Gain Dynamic, In-Demand Skills with an Online Psychology Degree

Pursue an impactful career or further study with Carlow University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program. Carlow’s psychology degree provides a broad-based education that can lead to a variety of career paths, as well as prepare you for graduate programs. Through our robust curriculum taught by caring, expert faculty, you will learn critical thinking skills, scientific literacy, statistics and social awareness.

Our small class sizes allow you the opportunity for personalized attention and access to faculty as you carve your career path. Our unique Designing Your Life Courses help you explore career options. If you’re interested in pursuing graduate study, you can take up to 12 credits of graduate-level coursework at the bachelor’s-level tuition rate to fast-track into graduate programs in psychology and fraud and forensics with Carlow. With up to 90 transfer credits accepted, you can graduate in as little as one year from the online bachelor’s degree program, prepared for a world of opportunity.

Launch Your Psychology Career


The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the demand for social and community service managers will grow faster than average by 2029.


The BLS states that the rapid growth in the social and community service management field will result in almost 30,000 new jobs between 2019 and 2029.

Sampling of Psychology Courses

CourseCredit Hours
Lifespan Development3 Credit Hours
Personality Theory3 Credit Hours
Cognitive Psychology3 Credit Hours
Social Psychology3 Credit Hours
Designing Your Life II: Career Formation1 Credit Hour
Knowledge of Psychology1 Credit Hour
Elementary Statistics and Lab4 Credit Hours
Research Methods for Social Sciences3 Credit Hours

Succeed with a Unique Online Experience


Carlow’s online programs offer the ultimate flexibility through courses that fit into your schedule, coursework that aligns with your passions and concentrations tailored to your interests.

Expert Faculty

Each instructor brings diverse experiences to the classroom to provide a more well-rounded, multi-perspective, ethical view of the world.


Our diverse community welcomes and empowers. We work to help you achieve success on your terms through a tight-knit community of accessible instructors and fellow students who support their peers.

Student Resources

Our helpful advisers work hard to help you navigate our transfer credit policies and financial aid. We also offer technology support and the Center for Academic Achievement, which offers academic coaches and other resources to enable your success.

About Carlow University

Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929, Carlow’s curricula and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice, along with ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership and service to the community. Rooted in its Catholic identity and embodying the heritage and values of the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow offers educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners. Transformational coursework and experiences at Carlow empower learners to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.