Psychology, BMS

Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Psychology

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 120
  • $259.00
  • $452.00

Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS) degree with an area of concentration in Psychology will develop an understanding of physiological, emotional, cognitive, and social determinants of behavior. Students are able to select Psychology coursework, including courses from the following areas: Applied Psychology, Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology, Mental Health, Cognitive/Neuroscience.

Students will also acquire universally useful skills like:

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Collection & Analysis

Students with an area of concentration in Psychology may find careers in the following industries:

  • Human Services
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Health Organizations

Career paths may include, but not limited to:

  • Administrators
  • Family and Youth Workers
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Case Workers

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  1. Complete the online application for admission
  2. Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

Students must complete at least 30 hours in their area of concentration. Students must select 1 course from 3 out of the 4 areas listed below (Applied Psychology, Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology, Mental Health and Cognitive/Neuroscience). In addition to the 9 credit hours, students must complete 18 credit hours of additional courses selected from Department of Psychology.

PSYC 1020 and PSYC 2000 are recommended courses. If you are considering graduate studies in Psychology at UNO, the following are pre-requisites for admissions: PSYC 3130 & PSYC 3140.

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology3
An overview of scientific understanding of the human mind and behavior. Theories and empirical tests of explanations for how we think, feel, and act. This course is a prerequisite to all subsequent, more specialized courses in Psychology.
Select one of the following (Applied Psychology):3
PSYCH 3510 Educational Psychology | PSYC 4020 Learning | PSYC 4310 Psychological and Educational Testing | PSYC 4510 Psychology in Schools | PSYC 4560 Forensic Psychology | PSYC 4630 Organizational Psychology | PSYC 4640 Personnel Psychology
Select one of the following (Social/Personality/Developmental Psychology):3
PSYC 3450 Social Psychology | PSYC 3520 Child Psychology | PSYC 3540 Adolescent Psychology | PSYC 4450 Personality Theories
Select one of the following (Mental Health):3
PSYC 3410 Clinical Psychology | PSYC 3430 Personality and Adjustment | PSYC 4440 Abnormal Psychology | PSYC 4590 Psychology of Exceptional Children | PSYC 4800 Law & Psychology: Ethics, Research & Service
Select one of the following (Cognitive/Neuroscience):3
PSYC 4070 Cognitive Psychology | PSYC 40990 Cognitive Neuroscience | PSYC 4210 Sensation and Perception | PSYC 4230 Behavioral Neuroscience | PSYC 4270 Animal Behavior | PHIL 3650 Philosophy of Mind | PSYC 4320 Hormones & Behavior
PSYCAny other courses from the Department of Psychology18

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours


Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour


3 Credit Hours

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.

Application Deadlines
  • Fall SemesterAug 23
  • Spring SemesterJan 24
  • Summer SessionJun 01