Psychology Major - Online

Interested in taking your Associate of Arts Degree or Minnesota Transfer Curriculum to the next level? The Online Psychology major is designed for students with an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, students who have completed the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MTC).

Admission Requirements

The Online Psychology major admits students every FALL semester. This program is capped at 15 new students per year.

To qualify for admission, students must have the following:

  •  Applied by June 15th and are admitted for Fall Semesters only
  • Completed Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
  •  An overall cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • College Algebra, ACT mathematics score of at least 21 or higher, or math placement through the Accuplacer
  • Equivalent of UMD’s General Psychology (PSY 1003)
  • A college-level biology course with a lab component is required

Contact the Admissions Office at 218-726-7171 or [email protected] to confirm whether a specific course at your community college will fulfill high school preparation requirements. 

Involvement Opportunities

Along with the core requirements and electives, students are encouraged to select at least one personal experience that fosters engagement with psychology. This can include:

  • Active membership in Psi Chi & Psychology Club
  • Becoming a research and/or teaching assistant in cooperation with a psychology faculty member
  • Applying for a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project)
  • Conducting research or a project through guided independent study (PSY 3994, 3995, 3998, 3999)