What a Degree Will Do For You

Psychology is a broad social science that seeks to understand the physiological, emotional, and mental processes that drive and influence human behavior; it is also a profession that takes the scientific foundation of psychology and applies it to try to solve human problems.

A Psychology degree will prepare you for a career or further education through a curriculum built around the five pillars of psychology described by the American Psychological Association (APA) and emphasis on communication, critical thinking and teamwork. The best part about psychology is that you’ll be able to apply what you learn to your own life.

Career Opportunities

Psychologists work in a variety of settings including laboratories, hospitals, courtrooms, schools and universities, community health centers, prisons, and corporate offices. Some psychologists are researchers interested in basic questions about human behavior, while others are practitioners who use the science of psychology to help individuals, families, and society by treating patients with mental health issues, helping couples and families improve their relationships, or conducting mental health evaluations for the courts.

Flexibility

It is easy to customize your online degree with a vast range of course options leading to degree completion. There are many internship opportunities available to our online students. We also provide virtual labs courses, which were previously offered in only face to face formats. Students may engage in original research in collaboration with faculty. Students have presented research at conferences such as the American Psychological Society, the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, the Pacific Sociological Association, and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Skills & Experience

The Psychology program emphasizes skills developed across multiple contexts and disciplines that are desired by employers like written communication, critical thinking, and working in teams. It also provides engaged learning experiences where students will have the chance to practice and develop these skills through internships, research, and a culminating degree capstone/project through current psychological topics. 
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Online Quality

96% Oversall Satisfaction of Online Instruction

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Working Students

80% of UVU Students are Employed

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First to Attend

38% of UVU Students are the First in Their Family to Go to College.

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Adult Learners Welcome

27% of UVU Students are 25 Years or Older. We've made it our tradition to serve non-traditional students.

UVU Online is Flexible. You can do this.

Designed to fit your busy life, online courses provide you with the flexibility you need. When you're a Wolverine Online, you're a Wolverine. Period. We focus on teaching all students. You'll have access to resources and a team to support you. Before class even begins, you'll have access to tutorials to help you succeed in the online environment. Your online admissions counselor and academic advisor can direct you to additional resources to help you succeed.

UVU Online. Same UVU. Same Degree.

UVU is an open admission, public, non-profit institution with a commitment to student success. You'll earn the same degree earned by traditional on-campus students -- they even look the same! You’ll work with the same experienced full-time faculty and talented part-time professionals who are contributors and practitioners in government and industry. At graduation, we hope you'll consider participating in UVU commencement and convocation ceremonies here on campus.

UVU Online is Affordable.

UVU provides incredible value and offers flat tuition above 12 credits.* Consider taking 'just one more" class to help you maximize your investment and graduate sooner. Nearly half (46%) of UVU students receive some form of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. 54% of UVU Bachelor Degree Graduates and 70% of Associate's Degree graduates leave with $0 student debt. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities at UVU may surprise you. You may qualify for federal grants and loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and there are more than 250 different scholarship options available. *Equal tuition payment is available for most students taking between 12 and 18 credit hours. Does not include specialized program fees or graduate programs.

Resources & Services

We're here to help YOU succeed. As an online student, you're not alone. You'll have access to UVU resources to support you on your way to your UVU online degree.

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Meet Kameron, your online admission specialist.
He wants to help you become a Wolverine.

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Kameron Barkle

Admissions Counselor

 

*This degree is offered in a primarily online delivery format, but includes program specific or general education courses that may require students to come to the UVU campus testing center for proctored assessments (quizzes, exams, etc) or use a certified distance testing location.

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