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If you have a deep interest in human behavior and cognition, as well as a passion for understanding and helping others, then a psychology degree can be the first step to discovering your true calling. A bachelor’s degree in psychology will hone your skills and prepare you to pursue a wide range of careers in psychology and related fields, such as human resources, counseling, education, rehabilitative therapy, and even business or law.

With the busy schedules of working adults in mind, Loyola University New Orleans now offers its highly-respected Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree in a convenient, 100% online format. Loyola’s online psychology program offers flexibility without sacrificing quality – with a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty who also teach on-campus courses and conduct published research in their fields of study. This 120-credit program can be completed in 4 years attending part-time, and will train you to apply scientific reasoning and research to understanding psychological, social, and behavioral issues. Courses include:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Educational Psychology
  • Theories of Personality

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for psychologists will grow much faster than the average for all occupations by 2026 and the median annual salary for psychologists in 2017 was $77,030. With the growing demand for psychologists and rising salaries, a psychology degree can lead to both gainful employment and personal fulfillment.

In addition to a well-rounded liberal arts education, Loyola’s online psychology degree provides students with strong research and analysis skills, expertise in human behavior and cognition, and an understanding of individual and social relationships. These skills can be applied in any field, making a bachelor’s degree in psychology an attractive qualification to employers and graduate programs. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from one of the top universities in the South, you can start on the path to a wide range of in-demand and meaningful careers, such as:

  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Rehabilitative Therapist
  • Social Services Case Manager
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Market Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Career/Guidance Counselor

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a students’ talents to the fullest.

Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola’s new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.

Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:

  • #10 “Best Regional Universities of the South,” US News & World Report
  • #12 “Best Value” in the South, US News & World Report
  • #4 in the region for diversity, US News & World Report
  • MONEY Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money”
  • #11 “Best Regional Southern Universities,” College Choice

At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • Federal Loans: Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, which means that they can borrow subsidized or unsubsidized loans based on need. Parents of a dependent, undergraduate student may also qualify for these federal loans to pay for the student’s education.
  • Private Loans: There are also various private loan options available to students or their parents to pay for education.
  • Grants: Federal Pell Grants are available to qualifying students. The amount of aid awarded is based on financial need, cost of attendance, credits per semester, and various other factors. Additional federal or state grants might be available to students based on eligibility.

Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.

Employer Reimbursement

Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.

Veterans Benefits

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education – including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.

Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.

At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.

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