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Explore the BA in Psychology at New Mexico State University Online

Do you find the human mind fascinating? If so, earning your psychology degree with NMSU Online can help you hone your skills to land an exciting career in the field of psychology.

Our students may take a major in psychology either as an area of emphasis in a liberal arts program or in preparation for further graduate education leading to professional careers in psychology. A major in psychology may be appropriate for the liberal arts student who wishes to pursue a career involving extensive social interaction and requiring solutions to people-related problems.

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Degree type: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

College: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Psychology

Delivery format: 100% online

Road Map: Review Course Offerings

Cost per credit hour:  

  • Undergraduate online: $395.40*† 
  • Active Military online: $250*† 

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*For NMSU Online programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Online programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.


Program Highlights

As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to learn how the brain works, how and why emotions affect us, how we learn, the varied reasons why humans do what we do, and how to use the methods of science to find answers to questions about human thought and behavior. Your coursework will cover all sorts of topics related to how the human brain works, including thinking, emotion, sexual behavior, abnormal psychology, and perception.

What can you do with a Psychology bachelor’s degree from NMSU Online?

Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Psychology can develop your skills and prepare you for careers including law, business, parenting, government, education, and management. Professional careers in psychology generally require some post-baccalaureate education. These careers include provision of clinical and counseling services, conducting research, applying research findings in industrial or government settings, and doing teaching and research in colleges and universities.

Program Curriculum


As a Psychology major at NMSU, you will learn and develop a variety of real-world skills in such key areas as interpersonal skills, case management, awareness of mental health issues, understanding human behavior, and multicultural awareness. Students must complete all university degree requirements, which include General Education requirements, viewing a Wider World requirements and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits but may be needed to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. The General Education requirements may be completed with transfer credits from any previous institutions.

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