Bachelors of Arts (BA) in

Psychology Online

Transform the world from anywhere on the planet with Naropa’s Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Compassion and mindfulness are at the core of this bachelor of psychology, a program unlike any other.

The Naropa online degree in psychology produces powerful change makers.

You may not be able to move across the country for a bachelor of psychology, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a transformative experience. Naropa’s online degree in psychology—with tracks in Mindfulness and Science—will put you on the cutting edge of revolutionary therapies and discoveries in mental health.

You’ll begin your career of service by exploring contemplative teachings, Buddhist & modern psychology, neuroscience, and your own lived experience. Apply the knowledge from your online psychology degree in a hands-on, immersive internship.

Ready to be the change you want to see in the world? Start now!

Quick Facts




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To Graduate in Psychology



Concentration Options

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Mindfulness or Science 



Average Age


Dedicated to Research of the Contemplative Mind

Dedicated to Research of the Contemplative Mind

Online Degree in Psychology: Two Tracks

Mindfulness Track

Go deeper with your online degree in psychology and embrace embodied presence, deep listening, compassionate inquiry, and meditation. The Mindfulness Track prepares you to engage in both Western and Buddhist approaches to psychological theory with diverse populations.

Science Track

Take your bachelor of psychology to the lab. A blend of traditional psychological research, cognitive neuroscience, and mindfulness will influence your real-world research. The Science Track prepares you for a career in research, health education, clinical psychology, and beyond.


Courses you Could Take

In the Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

With Naropa’s online degree in psychology, you’re positioned at the forefront of mindfulness and contemplative education—where Naropa has been since 1974. After taking a course on the psychology of mindfulness meditation, you’ll choose a course of study in mindfulness and/or neuroscience through your chosen track before embarking on a transformative senior Capstone experience.


Courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Online include:

The Naropa Difference

Naropa embraced mindfulness before it was a movement. The deep well of wisdom available at Naropa offers you the chance to explore yourself, your path, and your unique call to serve through the Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.


We invite you to bring your whole self to your online university experience, including your trauma, neurodiversity, and inner wisdom. This is what makes Naropa’s online degree in psychology truly unique. We create a brave space for students to do deep inner work while simultaneously learning the framework for guiding others in this healing process.

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Cutting-Edge Approaches to Psychology

Naropa University has been steeped in contemplative and psychotherapeutic expertise since its inception. In our Cognitive and Affective Science Lab (CASL), we are uniquely positioned to further the scientific study of mental, emotional, and social well-being. Relying on a range of methods—from neuroscientific measures to smartphone-based surveys—CASL research focuses on the intersections of mind and brain, meditation and action, and self and other. This experiential lab provides training for online bachelor of psychology students, community members, and the next generation of contemplative scientists.

Research Opportunities

Outstanding Faculty

As an online psychology bachelors student, you will study with accomplished and insightful faculty like Jordan Quaglia, PhD, and Jennifer Bacon, PhD.

As Director of the Cognitive and Affective Science Lab and Research Director at the Center for the Advancement of Contemplative Education (CACE), Dr. Quaglia conducts groundbreaking research on mindfulness, compassion, and lucidity.

Author of Spacious Minds: Trauma and Resilience in Tibetan Buddhism, Dr. Bacon offers Naropa bachelor of psychology students a unique perspective on addressing issues of overrepresentation in special education, racial and gender equity, child advocacy, and writing for social justice.


Bachelor of Psychology Jobs

A culminating internship experience helps online bachelor of psychology students find compelling work in both clinical and research settings. Whether you want to work in leadership, social work, psychology, therapy, education, or alternative health care, your in-depth studies at Naropa will prepare you for a fulfilling career.

The mentorship of Naropa faculty and peers, in addition to guidance and resources from our Office of Career & Life Development, will help you step into new roles with confidence.  Because of the mindfulness training you receive here, you’ll also move forward with the ability to manage stress and relate to others with compassion—key skills in any psychology job.

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Students meditating on the green at Naropa University's main campus.

“This program has been life-changing for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled with what I have learned in such a short time.” 

Meredith Dada

Online Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Student

Students Transformed

Learning Outcomes