Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Rowan University provides students with the research skills and scientific knowledge to develop a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and behavior. This well-respected program develops graduates who are critical thinkers and effective communicators in multicultural settings.

Based on the American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines, the program’s broad curriculum combines coursework that focuses on the theoretical concepts in psychology and the study of human behavior with courses in quantitative and qualitative analysis. B.A. in Psychology students gain thorough knowledge of psychological principles and research methodologies to successfully enter and advance in many diverse fields.

This fully online program offers students maximum flexibility – they can enter the program with the minimum requirement of 24 credits or as many as 90. Students may also take as many or as few courses each semester to fit their schedule, and even take time off for a life event, if needed.

Program Outcomes

Ranked among the best public universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report, Rowan University’s accredited programs provide preparation for professional success. Rowan’s online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is led by highly qualified faculty focused on developing graduates with the knowledge and skillset needed for a wide range of professions.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared to enter a broad spectrum of fields including, human services (caseworker, social worker), sales and marketing (customer service, human resources), community activism (non-profits). Students may also choose to pursue a graduate program in a variety of disciplines and sub-disciplines in Psychology and related fields.

Why Rowan University

Dedicated, respected faculty who are invested in their students, a student-centered mission, nationally-ranked programs and a rewarding educational experience are just some of the reasons Rowan University has established itself as a leader in higher education.

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved into a comprehensive public research university with a strong regional reputation. Here are just some of the numerous accolades recognizing the university’s academic leadership:

  • Rowan University is ranked #5 among public institutions in the North and among the top 20 Northern Regional Universities – U.S. News & World Report.
  • Rowan is ranked among the “The Best Northeastern Colleges” – Princeton Review
  • Kiplinger's has named Rowan one of the "100 Best Buys in Public Colleges and Universities"
  • Forbes and Money magazines ranked Rowan among the “Top Colleges” in the U.S. for 2016 and among the “Best Colleges 2016-17,” respectively.

Rowan’s award-winning programs are a reflection of the university’s commitment to student success and life-long learning. Our online programs are designed with the needs of our students in mind. Whether you are a busy professional juggling work, family and school or wish to pursue a degree at your own pace and schedule, no mandatory login times and a flexible, accelerated course format make it possible for you to pursue your passion and achieve your goals.


Paying for School

Rowan University’s online programs were developed with one mission in mind – to create in-demand programs that are both affordable and accessible to working adults. In keeping with this mission, Kiplinger’s has recognized Rowan as one of the “100 Best Buys in Public Colleges and Universities,” and the university continues to deliver on its promise of offering a premium education at an affordable price.

In addition to a competitively priced tuition rate, Rowan University offers multiple financing options to help you invest in your future. Our financial aid counselors are committed to providing students information on the funding resources available and helping them navigate the financial aid process. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:

  • Student Loans
    Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.

    The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.

  • Grants
    Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.

  • Veteran’s Benefits
    Rowan University’s Veterans Affairs Office is dedicated to helping our military and veteran students take full advantage of the veteran education benefits available to them and their dependents.

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)


Rowan University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

The MSCHE is a non-governmental, regional membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Commission is focused on assuring students and the public of the educational quality of the higher education institutions it serves. Its accreditation process ensures institutional accountability, improvement, and innovation through peer review and the rigorous application of standards within the context of institutional mission.