Online B.A. in Psychology

Online B.A. in Psychology, silhouette of head, puzzle pieces are floating outward.

A deep understanding of human behavior
what motivates us to think and act the way that we do
is a critical skill needed in today’s workplace.

A deep understanding of human behavior
what motivates us to think and act the way that we do
is a critical skill needed in today’s workplace.

As an Online Psychology major at Rider University, you’ll develop a strong foundation in the theory and scientific methodology behind psychology, as well as its many practical applications. You’ll strengthen your critical thinking and communication skills, and learn how to conduct and analyze basic research. The insights and knowledge you acquire will prepare you for financially and personally rewarding careers in fields ranging from business to education, health care to social service.

Program Highlights

There are six important reasons to start — or complete — your undergraduate psychology degree online at Rider University:


Our online psychology courses are identical to those offered in our in-class program. Our outstanding professors are recognized experts in their fields — and they understand the specialized needs and goals you bring to your studies as an adult learner. And when you graduate, you will earn the same degree — B.A. in Psychology — as your on-campus peers.


Our online courses let you set the pace and choose the place for your learning. All your coursework is completed online, and our program emphasizes strong and continuous interaction with your professors and fellow students. You’ll be part of a rich and active learning community.


Our generous transfer credit policies let you earn up to 15 credits for knowledge acquired outside the classroom through Rider’s Prior Learning Assessment. You can also earn college credit for speaking a language other than English.



In addition to strong basic and psychology core courses, our Online B.A. in Psychology gives you the flexibility to explore your academic and career interests in the field. You’ll also choose from a selection of classes especially designed to build your understanding of yourself and the world around you.


Rider is a recognized leader in adult education. You will find support at every step of your academic journey — beginning with counseling and advisement services before you even apply. Whatever the challenge, Rider is committed to providing you with the resources and professional support you need to succeed.


Our tuition and fees are highly competitive with those of national online programs. We offer adult learners exceptional educational value through Rider’s acclaimed one-on-one program of support and a proven record of graduate success.


Sample Online Psychology Classes

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Aging, Brain & Cognition
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Biopsychology
  • Child Development
  • Drugs & Human Behavior
  • Health Psychology
  • Learning & Memory
  • Psychology & Law
  • Psychology of the Family
  • Psychology of Peace & Conflict
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology
  • States of Consciousness
  • Statistics & Research Design
  • Youth & Adolescent Development

Interested in our on-ground program? Learn More

Boris Vilic
Bart Luedeke Center, Suite 31

Prior to joining Rider University, served as director of technology and faculty team leader for the computer systems technology curriculum for the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement at Duquesne University.

Jamie Mitchell
Director of Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission
Ciambelli Hall