Bachelor's Degree Program

Join a hands-on psychology degree with flexible study options to fit your schedule and learning preferences. Offering rigorous instruction in the context of a caring and collaborative learning environment, this program offers unique opportunities for mentored research and community service.

Our curriculum focuses on cultural diversity and its impact on health and well-being. As a result, psychology majors at UAF gain a cross-cultural perspective that is unique in the field and provides solid preparation for jobs in the 21st century.

Psychology courses are offered online, face-to-face and a hybrid of both. A dedicated undergraduate advisor, specific to your psychology major, will be here to guide and support you from day one to graduation.

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Why Study Psychology at UAF?

When you major in psychology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll develop both breadth and depth in the science of psychology while getting exposure to issues of diversity in the modern world. Here are some of the highlights of our program.

Earn your bachelor’s degree in a way that works for you

  • At UAF, you can complete your degree in psychology entirely online. You can also take classes face-to-face at our main campus in Fairbanks, Alaska, or a hybrid of online and on-site courses. Online courses are taught by the same faculty and offer opportunities for research, service learning and hands-on engagement. Learn more about earning your bachelor’s in psychology online.

Take your study of psychology beyond the classroom

  • Work directly with faculty on some of today’s cutting-edge psychology research. Engage in supervised practicum experiences and thesis projects. You can also volunteer at local agencies to get first-hand experience in how you apply psychology to real-world challenges. Our psychology majors have served as undergraduate teaching assistants, research assistants and received National Institute of Health (NIH) summer internships in Washington, DC.


Get the support you need to succeed

  • Your success is our greatest priority. While the psychology degree at UAF is academically rigorous, you’ll have plenty of help along the way—including a dedicated undergraduate advisor (specific to your psychology major) who will support you in each step of your program.


Learn from some of the best in the field

  • You’ll learn from caring and accessible faculty who have broad research expertise in diverse disciplines and methodologies (including research addressing key issues in Alaska). Our faculty also have strong connections in the community that further enrich the program.


Take part in psychology clubs and events

  • Opportunities include Psi Chi, the national honors society and psychology club. We also hold a biannual conference on social science with other departments at the university that offer the chance to do poster sessions and make presentations.


What Can You Do With a Psychology Degree?

Psychology is a versatile degree that will give you the foundational knowledge and skills for a wide range of careers. You’ll develop strong communication and critical thinking skills, and gain appreciation for diverse perspectives. You’ll learn methodologies for conducting research, and how to work effectively as part of a team.




Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

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