Introduction

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology online degree program is offered in the School of Education and Social Sciences.

Overview

RMU's online Psychology program provides education and training in psychology to prepare students for successful careers or graduate programs in psychology and related fields, such as child care, counseling, research, law or social work. Students learn to apply current psychological principles to practical problems in the workplace and everyday life.

RMU's online bachelor's in psychology program has been ranked among the top 20 in the nation by TheBestSchools.org.

The online program recently made SuperScholar's list of the Top 25 Smart Choice Schools for Online Psychology Degrees.

Goals

The goals of the B.A. in Psychology online degree program are to prepare professionals who can:

  • Demonstrate mastery of knowledge and skills in psychology.
  • Demonstrate the critical thinking, decision-making and general application skills necessary for ethical and competent performance in human services occupations.
  • Conduct and integrate traditional and developing methods of research and scholarship and apply these methods to practical problems in human endeavors.
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly in professional writing, presentation and scholarship.

Sample Business/Industry Job Titles

Social worker, counselor, clinical coordinator, child care provider, recreation specialist, management trainee, research assistant, residential advisor, career counselor, academic advisor, customer service representative, sales associate, recruiter, police officer.

Salary Information

Position TitlePosition Salary
By type of employer
Communications (Broadcasting/Telecomm.)
$29,847
Educational Services
$30,748
Financial Services
$32,968
Government (Federal)
$36,146
Healthcare Services (Nonprofit)
$26,150
Religious/Grantmaking/Civic/Professional Orgs.
$46,108
Retail/Wholesale Trade
$29,094
Social Assistance
$30,868
By job function   
Administration (Social Services)
$38,867
Counseling
$33,114
Customer Service
$29,264
Human Resources/Industrial Relations
$29,475
Management Trainee
$29,371
Research (Nontechnical)
$37,640
Sales
$33,997
Social Work
$32,000
The information in this chart is based off of 2010 information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers

RMU Salary Survey

2009 RMU Salary SurveyRangeMean
Applied Psychology
$20,000 - $21,000
$20,500 (based on three or fewer responses)

Concentrations