Psychology, BS

Study the Mind and Behavior

Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. By unlocking many of the mysteries behind human behavior through a psychology degree, you are prepared to enter a variety of career fields. If you plan on furthering your education, USU's program helps you meet prerequisites for graduate programs.


Degree at a Glance

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Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2021-2022 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

Career Outlook for Graduates

The majority of students continue their education, earning master's and doctorate degrees. If you decide to stop after earning your bachelor's, you can pursue a career as a probation and parole officer, career counselor, rehabilitation specialist, psychiatric technician, and more.


Median Pay*

  • Probation Officer – $58,790
  • Career Counselor – $56,310
  • Rehabilitation Specialist – $35,630
  • Psychiatric Technician – $30,860

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Why Earn a Psychology Degree from USU Online

USU strives to give students hands-on experience before they graduate. The Department of Psychology faculty will give you research opportunities. You will also be assisted in completing an apprenticeship to gain experience in a professional setting. 

USU's Department of Psychology has published more than 520 articles in science journals, written seven books, and received $20.4 million in external funding over the past five years. They are dedicated to ensuring you get the best education possible.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

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Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Becca.

Becca Boman

Becca Boman
Undergraduate Advisor
(435) 797-1456