Online B.A. in Psychology

100% Online

2-4 Years

Generous transfer credit policy

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120-121 Total Credits

7 Weeks Class Length

Multiple Start Dates per Year

Prepare for a variety of human service roles with an online psychology degree.

Are you ready to make a difference in the field of psychology or human services? Gain a psychology foundation and hands-on skills with the 100% online bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rivier University. 

This online degree program provides students with a broad background in psychology that’s beneficial in almost any profession and an Addiction Studies track to help you gain the specific skills you need for roles in the field. The online degree also prepares students interested in pursuing graduate work in psychology after the program’s completion. You’ll learn from respected faculty with professional credentials throughout the region and be prepared to make an impact on your community upon graduation.

Addiction Studies Track

Designed for students that want to help improve the quality of life of those suffering from substance misuse, addiction, alcoholism, and drug dependence. With a strong background in theory, research, and current perspectives on prevention and treatment, the Psychology degree with a track in Addiction Studies is designed to address the challenges associated with these disorders and educate students preparing for careers in counseling, recovery services, advocacy, and public health.

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

This program is designed to meet the educational requirements necessary for Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) licensure. LADC licensing requirements vary by state.

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Possible Careers

  • Social services case managers
  • Residential counselors
  • Youth rehabilitation counselors
  • Research assistants
  • Behavior interventionists
  • Probation and parole officers
  • Substance use-disorders counselors
  • Career counselors

$61,175 Median Salary

The median annual salary of professionals in this field in May 2019.1 Job titles for this industry include youth rehabilitation counselors and career counselors.

The Rivier Advantage

Affordable Earn a competitive degree at a competitive price.

Personal Small class sizes and real-world experience provide students the skills they need for success.

Flexible Start when you want with rolling admission and terms beginning every seven weeks.

Dynamic Obtain a quality education from a university with more than 90 years of experience educating students.

Accreditations and Awards

Rivier University is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

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Strategic Partners Program

With Rivier’s Strategic Partners Program, we can provide innovative and relevant degree programs for professionals to advance their knowledge and careers. And as a bonus, employees of Rivier’s partners are eligible for tuition discounts.

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About Rivier University

Rivier University is a Catholic institution that welcomes students from all backgrounds and provides a transformative and supportive educational experience. Throughout our history, we have been dedicated to providing a learning environment that educates the whole person — mind, body, and spirit. Our graduates excel professionally, academically, and in service to their communities.


  1. Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology Degree. (2020). Retrieved September 22, 2020, from PayScale website: