Psychology Online

  • Bachelor of Science
  • College of Sciences
  • Department of Psychology

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 120 credit hours

Our online psychology program offers a well-rounded education. It begins with general psychology and includes courses in quantitative methods and experimental design. You can select coursework from a broad range of topics.

You will gain skills to refine your analytical thinking and improve employee interactions.

ODU can also prepare you for advanced studies with courses in clinical or industrial/organizational psychology.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

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While many graduates use their undergraduate psychology program as a building block for a graduate degree, that's not always the case.

Psychology courses will prepare you for a wide variety of fields outside of a clinical setting. Successful graduates have gone on to work in:

  • K-12 schools or higher education
  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Sales
  • Management or business
  • Marketing and advertising
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  • We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between these select colleges and Old Dominion University.

  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s program requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The sample curriculum can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • With an undergraduate education in psychology, you'll be ready to start a graduate degree or apply your knowledge immediately in fields such as:

    • Social work
    • Probation and corrections
    • Human resources
    • Education
    • Public relations
    • Recreational therapy
  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $408 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $439 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

    Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

    No matter where you're starting, we'll help you succeed from application to graduation.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.