Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Eastern Oregon University provides specialized study within the context of a broad liberal arts education. The psychology program promotes an understanding of human behavior and how this shapes societies, provides an understanding of the foundations of psychology as a scientific discipline, integrates the influence of psychology on contemporary thought, and promotes research skills. This degree prepares students for entry into graduate and professional schools in the field and prepares students for entry-level positions in fields such as social work, community organization, human resources, and nonprofit work.

Students will develop a basic understanding of the core branches of psychology, which include learning, development, cognitive, sensation and perception, emotion, motivation, biological bases of behavior, abnormal behavior, and evolution of behavior. Students will cultivate the ability to read and discuss primary research in psychology, to design and carry out a research project. They will also develop skills in scientific writing, presentation of research, and the ability to understand and evaluate research models and statistics. 

This program is designed with contemporary workplace skill development in mind, and will allow graduates to apply their research and behavioral analysis to their careers. Understanding of human behavior will have a natural effect on the cultivation of interpersonal awareness and critical thinking skills that encourage evaluation of individuals in their contexts.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


    This is a bachelor completion program. A total of 180 credits are required, including transfer credits.

    Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended. Demonstrated 2.25 GPA or higher with a minimum of 30 transferable quarter credits (20 semester credits). Transfer prerequisites include a minimum of two courses each in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

    School Overview

    Eastern Oregon University is a four-year public state university located in La Grande, Oregon. Founded in 1929, the university began as a preparatory school for teachers and was originally known as the Eastern Oregon Normal School. The university underwent yet a name change in the 1970s and became known as Eastern Oregon State College, which remained until 1997 when the university adopted its current name.

    Student at EOU can earn degrees at the associate's, bachelor’s, and master’s level in addition to post-secondary certificates. Eastern Oregon University offers in business administration, history, psychology, public administration and many more. Many of EOU's bachelor's and master's degrees are available in online or hybrid formats, as well as undergraduate and graduate level certifications and endorsements.


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