About the Program
The College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Outreach Credit Programs work in partnership to deliver the bachelor of arts degree in psychology via distance education. The program requires a student to complete prerequisite coursework at a university or community college.
The degree program covers only upper-level psychology courses. The required psychology courses are PSYC 1000, 2000, and four of the five core courses (Biological - PSYC 2210 or 2080, Social - PSYC 2380, Clinical - PSYC 2340, Cognitive - PSYC 3120, and Developmental - PSYC 2300).
Students need a minimum of 33 hours in psychology with a minimum of 18 credit hours taken at the 3000- or 4000-level. The student must take at least one upper level course from a list of approved courses and the following:
- six credit hours in either sociology or anthropology
- either Principles of Biology (LIFE 1000 or 1003) or General Biology (LIFE 1010)
- either Fundamentals of Statistics (STAT 2050) or Introductory Statistics for Social Sciences (STAT 2070)
In addition to completing the necessary hours in the psychology department, additional credits must be earned to meet university, and College of Arts and Sciences requirements.
While we offer sociology, anthropology, and statistics courses through outreach, required courses in math and biology must be taken on-site at a community college or through the university. A comprehensive outline of all degree requirements may be found in UW’s University Catalog.
Audio conferencing, video conferencing, and Web-based courses
Undergraduate tuition per credit hour + fees, textbooks, and packets
General Program Information