Program Overview

Bemidji State University offers a psychology degree for students who are interested in the field of psychology, where an understanding of the mind, personality, and mental disorders can be utilized in order to help others and improve understanding of issues relating to the mind. Students will learn about the fundamentals of the field of psychology and understand the relevance of psychology in global society.

Students have the option to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include psychology as a social science, cross-cultural psychology, theories of personality, data analysis and presentation, methods in psychological inquiry, racial and ethnic identities, psychology of gender, influence and persuasion, and global perspectives on psychology. Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the Master of Science degree. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 120 credits are required for degree completion, including 24 required transfer semester credits. Minimum 2.0 GPA or above. Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.


    BSU is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and shares reciprocity agreements with participating states.

    School Overview

    Bemidji State University first opened as the Bemidji Normal School in 1919, preparing teachers for employment in Minnesota’s public school system. By 1921, the school expanded into a four-year program. Likewise, as the curriculum expanded, the school transitioned to Bemidji State College in 1957, and by 1975, gained University status.

    Bemidji State University offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, along with graduate certificate options. Students can pursue more than 65 undergraduate programs of study, and the most popular include fields in education, business, science, technological studies, criminal justice, and psychology. In 1972, BSU created the Center for Extended Learning to provide distance learning programs. Today, the University continues to promote distance learning and students have multiple bachelor’s degree options.


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