May 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Online)

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The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology online program is designed for adult learners interested in advancing their career in a variety of human service settings. This degree program provides students with a broad background in psychology and a knowledge base and skills that will be useful in almost any profession and for students interested in pursuing graduate work in psychology after graduation. To meet the needs of working professionals, and to keep current with alternative course deliveries, the courses are offered in an online format.

Please refer to the introduction to the Psychology  department for more information on this program.

Major Requirements (40 credits)

  • PSY 200 - Two electives
  • PSY 300 - Three electives
  • PSY 300/ 400 - One elective
  • PSY 400 - Two electives

General Education Requirements (42 credits)

Required Courses (12 credits)

Area Distribution Courses (18 credits)

Choose two courses from each area:

  • Humanities: Communications, English, History, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Religion
  • Natural/Physical Science, Mathematics and Technology: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics
  • Social Sciences: Economics, Geography, Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

General Ed Liberal Arts Electives (12 credits)

Choose four courses from the above Area Distribution Requirements.

General Electives (27 credits)

Degree Requirements (minimum 120 credits)

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