Embark on a Career of Impact in the Humanities

Apply By: 10/4/2022

Classes Start: 10/4/2022

From psychology and criminal justice to interdisciplinary studies and religion, Athens State University offers degrees that empower you to positively influence your community through helping people. Our career-focused, affordable programs will equip you with the skills to drive meaningful outcomes across modern societal contexts while you grow both personally and professionally. You’ll be welcomed into a supportive educational community led by experienced faculty members who know what it takes to make a real-world impact.

Top Programs

Psychology

BA or BS in Psychology

Both the BA and BS in Psychology emphasize group discourse and critical thinking, preparing you to be at the forefront of building more resilient communities through fields such as mental health, substance use disorders, and child advocacy.

criminal justice

BS in Criminal Justice

The BS in Criminal Justice provides an ethics-focused curriculum and real-world experiential learning opportunities so that you can become a transformational criminal justice leader who implements solutions for all populations.

interdisciplinary

MA in Interdisciplinary Studies

The highly personalized MA in Interdisciplinary Studies allows you to choose graduate courses from across Athens State’s colleges and degrees so that you can gain applicable, career-focused skills in your unique area of interest.

Competitive Pay in Social Sciences

Across a variety of fields, hundreds of thousands of jobs in the social sciences and humanities continue to provide opportunities for impact and competitive pay. Get the education you need to land one of those jobs at Athens State University.

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $348 (plus fees)
Credits: 30

Master of Arts in Religious Studies

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $348 (plus fees)
Credits: 30

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Bachelor of Science – Individualized Degree Program

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Bachelor of Arts in Religion

Format: Online
Cost per credit: $241 (plus fees)
Credits: 124

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I switch majors within the College of Arts and Sciences after I’ve enrolled in classes?

Definitely. As a university that caters to transfer students, Athens State is committed to giving students the opportunity to finish the degree that best aligns with their career goals. That includes making it possible to transfer programs while enrolled at Athens State.

Once I’ve enrolled in an online program, can I switch to an on-campus degree?

Yes. We want to make sure that you’re getting the education that best fits your lifestyle. If you realize on-campus learning is a better option for you, we’ll do our best to accommodate your transition.

If I’m taking an online course from outside Alabama that requires an internship or fieldwork, can I complete that fieldwork in my state?

Yes! Many of our online programs do require some sort of in-person fieldwork. We encourage you to complete those assignments in your community.

Does Athens State offer any career pipelines or connections with potential employers?

Athens State is proud to maintain strong relationships with local and regional employers to help provide a clear school-to-career pathway. Our faculty members also leverage their extensive industry experience and connections to help students network with potential employers. You’ll also have access to Athens State’s Career Development Center, which provides resources in connecting students with employers and assists in pairing them with careers.