What animal is the smartest? What persuasion techniques work best? How is your gender identity formed? These questions and more are explored through the study of development, cognition, motivation and social behaviour in this online general BA. You will test theories, evaluate scientific evidence and apply this knowledge to everyday life. In the process you will develop effective communication, collaborative and technical skills that are essential in today's workplace.

Program Plan

The Bachelor of Psychology program plan consists of 90.0 units. 60.0 of these units are electives which can be taken from any subject, at any level and in any order, as long you have (or obtain) the prerequisites for any 200 or 300-level courses. The other 30.0 units must be taken as described below.

Note: Courses may not be offered every term.

Core courses (6.0 units) 

Option courses (24.0 units) 

Selected from the following online course

Electives (60.0 units)

60.0 additional units selected from all course offerings.

How do I apply?

Admission Requirements

Queen's Arts and Science Online has several admission categories for students with diverse educational backgrounds. Choose the right one for you here.

Application Periods

There are three application periods each year - Fall, Winter and Summer. View the dates and deadlines for each.

Submit an Application

To apply for a Queen's online program, simply submit an online application directly through our website.

How Online Learning Works

Click here to learn more about when to access your course, time commitments, exams and more.

What can I do with my degree?

Can I apply to Grad School?

Admission requirements for graduate programs vary by institution and program. If your education goals include attending grad school, we recommend that you speak to the receiving institution and compare our programs to their admission requirements. It is currently not possible to complete a 4-year Honours degree in Psychology online at Queen's.

Possible Career Fields

Your BA in Psychology can lead you to a wide variety of career fields, which may include:

  • Advertising 
  • Basic and applied research 
  • Business administration and management 
  • Child and youth care 
  • Community development 
  • Conflict resolution and mediation 
  • Consumer behaviour 
  • Corrections 
  • Career counseling 
  • Health care administration 
  • Human resources 
  • Marketing 
  • Media – electronic & print 
  • Occupational health and safety 
  • Program evaluation 
  • Residential care 
  • Teaching

*Some careers may require additional training.

Note: Students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies are encouraged to contact the programs directly to find out if our ASO 3-year 90.0-unit general degree will meet admission requirements.

Student Spotlight

Meet Laura (BA Psychology 2019)

Get a glimpse into the life of one of our online Psychology graduates, Laura, who completed her online degree while working full time in Victoria, BC.