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Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

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Transfer friendly; 24 credits required

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Complete a Career-Focused Degree with ECU’s BA in Psychology Program

East Carolina University’s online Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology is designed to help you recognize your own unique perspective while enriching your connections with the people you meet and work with every day.

This program is designed for individuals with prior academic experience who want to finish their bachelor’s degree while preparing for a successful career. To enroll, you must transfer at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

The program introduces core topics in psychology using a broad, interdisciplinary focus so you can apply these principles in various fields and professional settings. You’ll also benefit from the program’s built-in minor options, which you’ll study alongside foundational psychology courses to enhance your skill set and boost your employability.

Upon graduating from the program, you’ll be well-positioned to advance in industries like business, communication, mental health services, government, nonprofit, and more.

ECU’s online bachelor’s in psychology offers a reputable degree from a respected, recognized institution. Are you ready to advance your career with us?

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Earn Your Psychology Degree Online at ECU

When you earn an online degree in psychology from ECU, you don’t just prepare yourself for a career in psychology — you gain an entirely new perspective on the human experience. You’ll cover topics such as:

  • Behavioral science and research design
  • Interpreting data in decision-making
  • Operating effectively in an organization
  • Managing high stress situations
  • Information processing and memory
  • Professionalism and communication
  • Critical thinking and cooperation
  • Human behavior and the social environment

Career Options With a BA in Psychology From ECU

Earning an online BA in Psychology can put you on a clear path toward a career as a psychologist, but that’s just one of many possible outcomes. Here are some potential careers you can pursue with a psychology degree.*

Project Management Specialist

Median Annual Salary: $95,370

Market Research Analyst

Median Annual Salary: $68,230

Public Relations Specialist

Median Annual Salary: $67,440

Human Resources Specialist

Median Annual Salary: $64,240


Median Annual Salary: $61,190

Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselor

Median Annual Salary: $49,710

*Salary information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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“The psychology program at ECU provided such a strong foundation of knowledge to set me up for success in graduate school.”
– Haiden Hice, BA in Psychology alumna and current graduate student

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Exceptional Online Education

ECU is proud to offer incredible online experiences for students, and we’ve been recognized for it. Newsweek recently ranked ECU as the best online educator in North Carolina and one of the top 10 online educators in the entire country. Our flexible and accessible online learning platform allows you to earn your degree from wherever you want, whenever you want.

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Built-In Minor

You can choose from a variety of minors to enhance your employability, including Human Development and Family Science, Criminal Justice, Business Administration, and more.

Why Choose ECU?

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Our focus on individualized attention, student support, and career services ensures that you leave not only with academic proficiency but the tools for career advancement.

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ECU is more than a university- it’s a community. Even as an online student, you’ll benefit from a powerful network of peers and faculty who truly care about your success.

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While our roots are deep in North Carolina, our reputation extends far and wide. ECU’s stamp on your degree signifies quality and commitment, no matter where your career takes you.

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About ECU

ECU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC) and was the first university in North Carolina to offer online degrees. We’ve continued to enhance the online experience ever since. As an established institution in North Carolina, we pride ourselves on offering a student-first, community-centric experience that empowers graduates to complete their online degrees from a reputable institution that employers recognize.

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