If you have a desire to help people, are fascinated with the human mind, or want a good base for advanced study and/or teaching, Applied Psychology is an excellent choice for you. The Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology prepares students for careers that apply the principles of psychology in a variety of settings.
About Our Program
The mission of Applied Psychology, a Bachelor of Science degree program, is to enable students to apply general knowledge of psychology and in-depth knowledge and skill in specific areas of psychology to communicate effectively, think critically, behave ethically and with cultural awareness, and work interpersonally with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
After a shared two-year learning experience, our program allows students to choose among three emphasis areas:
- Human Services - The human services emphasis focuses on preparing you for work with social service agencies and mandated clients, or for pursuing graduate school in a variety of areas such as social work, marriage and family therapy, counseling, or clinical psychology.
- Organizational Development - In organizational development, you will learn how businesses change and develop and how best to manage the evolution. This track will also prepare you for the option of pursuing graduate school in a variety of areas such as industrial organizational psychology or business.
- Pre-Education - In pre-education, you will prepare for careers working with a wide range of ages in many settings, including graduate studies in education. There you may choose to focus on elementary, special, school counseling or secondary education with an emphasis in social sciences.
All three emphases employ seminars, externships, and senior projects to prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers in the field of psychology, or for additional coursework in graduate programs.