Online Psychology Degree: Robert Morris University Online Psychology Degree | Robert Morris University


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 .

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

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.

Studies lead to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology degree. 

U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics predict that psychology will be one of the fastest growing professions in the next 10 years. The number of social/human service assistants is projected to grow at an above average rate of 36 percent or more. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry's 2004 statistics indicate more than 3,000 position openings a year in the social/human services fields.

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.

2010 national mean bachelor-level, entry-level salaries: 
(information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers)
By type of employer By job function
Communications (Broadcasting/Telecomm.) $29,847 Administration
(Social Services)
Educational Services $30,748 Counseling $33,114
Financial Services $32,968 Customer Service $29,264
Government (Federal) $36,146 Human Resources/
Industrial Relations
Healthcare Services (Nonprofit) $26,150 Management Trainee $29,371
Professional Orgs.
$46,108 Research (Nontechnical) $37,640
Retail/Wholesale Trade $29,094 Sales $33,997
Social Assistance $30,868 Social Work $32,000
2009 RMU Salary Survey Range: Mean:
Applied Psychology $20,000 - $21,000 $20,500 (based on three or fewer responses)

The following link will take you to the check sheet for this program, detailing the academic requirements for completion. Credit requirements are broken down into three categories: 1) RMU Core, 2) Major, and 3) Minor/Focus/Open Electives.

Any questions, please contact RMU's Office of Admissions at 800-762-0097

The Psychology Club allows Robert Morris students majoring or interested in the field to come together and participate in related activities. Some of these activities include teaching members about the field of psychology and providing opportunities to participate in psychology related field trips and lectures. We would also like to increase the visibility of psychology at RMU and generate interest in psychological issues among the RMU community. Active membership is open to all RMU students.

For more information, contact David Wheeler, associate professor of psychology, at or (412) 397-5413.

The School of Education and Social Sciences faculty is comprised of caring individuals who accept the responsibility for educating the "whole" student at RMU. Consequently, our faculty members are specialists in their areas of expertise who effectively implement sound instructional practices when teaching and just as importantly, they engage students in a variety of purposeful enrichment activities outside the classroom setting. As all faculty possess related work experience as practitioners in the field, such as principals, superintendents, teachers, researchers, authors, psychologists, counselors, etc., students learn from them first-hand what it takes to succeed.

Higher education is an investment in your future and your quality of life. At Robert Morris University, we will work closely with you to show you how to finance your education through a combination of need-based financial aid, scholarships, and financing strategies to make your education attainable.

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