Psychology Program Overview
Our online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program provides a broad foundation of psychological science knowledge and emphasizes vital written communication and research skills that can inform and assist you in helping professions and beyond.
Through this intensive online program, you’ll develop the ability to reason about empirical research, write strong, cohesive arguments, and think critically regarding both the theoretical and applied aspects of psychology. With the skills, knowledge, and experience you’ll gain in this program, you can become more competitive in the professional arena.
Upon successful completion of the BA in psychology program, you’ll receive the same distinguished degree as campus-based graduates and be poised to excel in a diverse range of professional roles. If work and family responsibilities take up a large part of your daily schedule, you may find this flexible online program is best suited to your needs.
Careers for BA in Psychology Graduates
An online BA in psychology from The University of Texas Permian Basin provides a solid base of knowledge that can help you thrive in numerous roles, including:
- Public Health Professional
- Case Worker
- Case Manager
- Group Therapy Facilitator
- Management Professional
- Marketing Professional
- Human Resources Professional
- Nonprofit Professional
- Mental Health Worker
- Data Scientist
Students must complete 42 credits from the following areas of study to complete general education requirements: communication (ENGL 1301 & 1302); American history (HIST 1301 & HIST 1302); political science (PLSC 2305 & PLSC 2306); BIOL 1308/1108 and another lab science (8 credits); language, philosophy, and culture (3 credits); mathematics (MATH 1314/1332/1324/2412); COMM 1315; component area (COMM 1115); creative arts (3 credits); social science other than psychology (3 credits).
Below is a list of the courses required for the psychology online major. No more than 12 credits of lower-level psychology hours, including the introductory course, will be applied to the psychology major. Any remaining lower-level psychology hours will be applied toward your 120-credit-hour requirement. Additionally, PSYC 3104 must be taken concurrently with PSYC 3304.
Students need 48 upper-level course credits to graduate. Any 3000- or 4000-level courses may count toward this requirement. It cannot be a course used in general education requirements, major or minor.
Any course/any level, 3 credit hours. Cannot be a course used in general education requirements, major or minor.
A minimum of 18 credits are required for the minor chosen in consultation with the major advisor, at least 12 credits of which must be junior/senior. Psychology majors cannot have a minor in Child and Family Studies.
In order to prevent delays in processing applications, UT Permian Basin is temporarily modifying the freshman admission process by moving to a test-optional policy that will apply through Spring 2022. See the Test-Optional Policy section below for additional details.
Transfer Student Admission Requirements
- Minimum of 24 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
- GPA of 2.0 or higher in previous college-level coursework
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Dual-credit high school courses must be included
- Completed application
Incoming Freshman Admission Requirements
If you have completed less than 24 hours of transferable college-level work from a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school or receiving your GED, please provide the following:
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (including dual-credit work while in high school)
- Official high school transcript showing GPA, class rank, and expected graduation date or GED scores
- SAT and/or ACT scores from within the last five years (see below for minimum score requirements)
- Completed application
Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:
UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762
Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minimum Score Requirements for Freshman Admission
|High School Graduation Class Rank||SAT||ACT|
|Top 25%||No minimum score||No minimum score|
The application fee is $40.
If you are a freshman applicant, you may request a fee waiver when you apply by sending us your official college application fee waiver form provided by the SAT or ACT. You may also request a fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.
Students will be reviewed on a holistic basis focusing on the strength of the high school record, overall grade point average, grades within the core subjects, dual credit work, and additional information (resume and/or extracurricular activities, leadership opportunities, and work experience provided with the ApplyTexas application). We also recognize the value of standardized tests as a piece of the review process and will consider scores alongside the other required application credentials, if provided.