Program Overview

Rivier University offers an online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, which will help students fully understand and explore the science of human behavior. They'll develop strong analytical skills, become effective communicators, and learn to solve problems creatively. A bachelor's in psychology prepares students to succeed in a number of different career fields immediately after graduation or to pursue graduate study.

This degree combines the quality of an established academic program with the flexibility of online learning. Faculty serve as mentors, helping students choose the career path that suits them best. Students can choose courses that fit their interests to personalize their degree program. With offerings such as Forensic Psychology, Personality Theory, Child Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Human Sexuality, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Neuroscience, Counseling Theory and Practice and others, students can focus their studies in ways that fit their personal and professional goals.

Some job titles and employers of Rivier psychology graduates include: Assistant Program Director at Greater Lynn Mental Health, Residential Instructor at Easter Seals, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at Wagner Rehab, Residential Specialist at Manchester Mental Health, and Juvenile Case Worker at Youth Education Employment Services.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education


    Minimum 2.0 GPA. All official transcripts.

    School Overview

    Rivier University, formerly Rivier College, is a private, Catholic, liberal arts university located in the town of Nashua, New Hampshire. The school was founded in 1933 and named after the Blessed Anne Marie Rivier who was the foundress of the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary. The institution received university status in 2012. The core mission of this institution is that it aims to be " institution of higher education dedicated to transforming hearts and minds to serve the world." 

    Rivier offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees, as well as the first doctorate of education in the state of New Hampshire. The university offers traditional on-campus courses, online courses, and hybrid courses. Rivier’s academic departments are divided into the following divisions:

    • Division of Arts & Sciences
    • Division of Business
    • Division of Education
    • Division of Nursing and Health Professions

    There are also several fully online programs through which students can earn bachelor's and master's degrees.


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