The Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology provides students a foundation of the human mind and behavior through authentic learning experiences. As their focus of study, learners choose a diverse and multidisciplinary real-world setting, which may be located in the corporate sector, state and local government, education, or a community-based agency. They apply theory-based psychological approaches to their setting, developing skills in research and the ability to interpret, communicate, and apply data and findings. Throughout the program, individuals strengthen and commit to their personal and professional knowledge and growth in effective communication skills, critical thinking, ethical behavior, empathy, and respect for diversity, equity, inclusivity and social justice. They are empowered to use their knowledge and skills to collaborate with others to encourage positive change in their lives and the world around them. This program follows the American Psychological Association (APA) Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to be able to do the following:
- Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains (1.2) (1.1)
- Apply psychological principles. (1.3)
- Use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena (2.1)
- Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem solving (2.3)
- Interpret and design basic psychological research (2.4) (2.2) (2.1) (2.5)
- Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice (3.1)
- Build and enhance interpersonal relationships (3.2) (5.2)
- Adopt values that build community and facilitate social change at local, national, and global levels (3.3)
- Demonstrate effective writing and oral presentation skills for different purposes (4.1 & 4.2)
Program Structure and Delivery
The Applied Psychology, B.S. degree is delivered fully online.