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Online Bachelor’s Degrees at Naropa University

Open the doors to personal growth, professional achievement, and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you with Naropa University’s online bachelor’s degrees. Our programs are designed to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and contemplative wisdom needed to thrive in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Naropa University’s suite of online bachelor’s degree programs allows you to explore the human mind and behavior through the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology or craft a unique learning path through the Interdisciplinary Studies program. Engage in the therapeutic world of art with the innovative Bachelor’s in Art Therapy, using creativity as a healing tool. Alternatively, you can delve into holistic perspectives on environmental issues with the Environmental Studies program. Discover flexibility, depth, and a profound educational experience tailored to your aspirations.

These programs empower individuals to make a meaningful impact, preparing them for careers that resonate with purpose and contribute to a better world. With Naropa’s online bachelor’s degrees, education transcends the conventional, offering a holistic journey of self-discovery and societal connection.

At Naropa, we believe that education should be accessible to and inclusive of all, and these programs bring our unique approach to education straight to you—no matter where you are. Join us and embark on a journey of self-discovery and academic excellence. Your future, your way – explore our programs now!

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Dive into the human psyche and understand the complexities of human behavior. Our online psychology program empowers you to make a difference in people’s lives, whether through counseling, research, or advocacy.

Combine the power of art and psychology to promote healing and self-expression. In this program, you’ll learn how to harness the creative process to help individuals overcome challenges and rediscover their inner strength.

Immerse yourself in the critical issues of our time, from climate change to sustainability. Our environmental studies program equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a catalyst for positive change in the world.

Unleash your creativity and curiosity by designing a degree that’s uniquely yours. This program allows you to integrate multiple areas of study, creating a holistic education that aligns with your passions and goals. Pending final approval by the Higher Learning Commission, applications open January 2024.

The Naropa Difference

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Radical Inclusivity

Naropa envisions an interconnected global community that embodies a commitment to personal actions, interpersonal relations, and vocations that promote individual, social, and ecological wellbeing. Naropa celebrates diverse identities and strives to create a culture at Naropa that is radically inclusive. 

There are many branches at Naropa that support this vision, including the Inclusive & Restorative Community Center and the Joanna Macy Center for Resilience and Regeneration. Together these branches weave the fabric of the culture of Naropa, which aims to challenge systems of oppression and utilize contemplative skills that restore human dignity.   

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Seventy-eight percent of our undergraduate students began their college journey at another institution and came to Naropa as transfer students. Our transfer-friendly university offers small class sizes and a commitment to helping you find your true self. Here, you’ll find connection and belonging without getting lost in the crowd.

If you haven’t yet found a meaningful education that will develop you both personally and professionally, Naropa welcomes you. 

Regardless of when you completed your credits or which type of accredited institution you attended, our transfer-friendly policies ensure that you get the maximum credit for your prior experience. 


Contemplative Approach

Naropa’s mission and guiding principles makes it unique among America’s institutions of higher learning: We have been called the birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement and are the only school in the country that grounds the student experience in contemplative education principles.

We commit to creating a more just and regenerative world by nurturing student insight and awareness, courage, and compassion. Through contemplative principles, critical thinking, and active engagement, we offer students the skills they need to authentically engage as effective, ethical leaders.

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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.

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