Find your direction and follow it with a B.A. in psychology.

Psychology is the study of human behavior. It’s an ever-evolving field of science that touches every aspect of our lives. Psychologists work in laboratory and non-laboratory settings, explore complex personal and societal issues, use their research to improve lives, and help individuals and groups overcome challenges and improve performance.

Psychology at Northern Vermont University

The psychology curriculum at NVU is comprehensive and thorough. Our faculty push you to question contentious issues in psychology and explore the psychological aspects of everything from the Civil War to gender to aging. You’ll learn the fundamentals of psychology and research, develop critical-thinking skills, and learn to analyze and integrate information from other disciplines to the field of psychology. A broad choice of electives in developmental, abnormal and social psychology allow expand your knowledge and allow you to tailor your degree toward a particular interest. As a culminating experience, with the support of your advisor, you’ll complete and document an internship or advanced research project in your home community.

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About Northern Vermont University Online

  • 100% online; complete your coursework from your home or office.  
  • In-state rates* no matter where you live
  • 2.0 cumulative GPA required 

*The in-state rate does not apply to courses that NVU Online students take from other Vermont State College institutions or for non-Vermont students utilizing the face-to-face advising model or pursuing the hybrid B.S. in Early Childhood Education degree.

Degree Requirements for the B.A. in Psychology

This link will take you to the B.A. in psychology degree requirements listed in the 2017-18 course catalog for Johnson State College. Johnson State College and Lyndon State College will become Northern Vermont University on July 1, 2018. The 2018-19 NVU course catalog will be available in early summer 2018. 

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Career Possibilities with a B.A. in Psychology from NVU Online 

A bachelor’s degree in psychology provides a strong foundation for graduate study as well as entry into any number of careers, including social work, human resources, public relations, marketing, and administration. Our alums have taken many career paths, from school counseling and private therapy to education, business, and nonprofit development.



Behavior interventionist Community mental health centers
Paraeducator Senior citizens’ centers
Counselor Nursing homes
Coach Social service/nonprofit organizations
Psychologist Hospitals/healthcare providers
Teacher or instructor Wellness and fitness centers
Art therapist University counseling,career and wellness centers
Crisis worker Rehabilitation facilities
Applied behavior analyst Testing centers
Human resources specialist Federal, state, and local government agencies