Applied Psychology Major — B.S.

The applied psychology B.S. program combines a traditional liberal arts education in psychology with a study of the key management and financial practices useful in virtually all careers. In addition to a core set of courses, students also select additional coursework in the area to which they want to apply psychology. Students connect classroom studies with hands-on, real-world experience through a major-related internship and/or research experience. Graduates are prepared to use their major-related knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of settings or in pursuing graduate study in psychology or related fields. Students interested in this major should contact the program coordinator, Ann Lynn, associate professor of psychology.


Applied Psychology B.S. Major Requirements61-62
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 129-41
Total Credits120

 See Integrative Core Curriculum requirements, with information about the H&S CLA requirement.

Degree Requirements 

PSYC 10200Orientation to Psychology1
PSYC 10300General Psychology3
PSYC 11300Introduction to Research in Psychology2
PSYC 20200Proseminar in Motivation3
PSYC 20700Statistics in Psychology4
PSYC 30800Research Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 30900Methods of Testing and Assessment3
PSYC 492xxSenior Seminar in Psychology3
COMP 11000Computers and Information Technologies3
ECON 12100Principles of Macroeconomics3
or ECON 12200 Principles of Microeconomics
GBUS 20300Legal Environment of Business I3
MGMT 20600Organizational Behavior and Management3
MKTG 31200Principles of Marketing3
WRTG 21100Writing for the Workplace3
Select one of the following:3-4
Mathematics for Decision Making
Fundamentals of Applied Calculus
Calculus for Decision Making
Calculus I
Select one course from each area:12
Introduction to Developmental Psychology
Proseminar in Development
Life-Span Development: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Personality and Social
Social Psychology
Biological Bases
Matters of the Mind: The Neuron and Beyond
Behavioral Neuroscience
Educational Psychology
Sport and Exercise Psychology
Consumer Behavior
Health Psychology
Family Dynamics and Therapy
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Select 6 credit hours from the following:6
PSYC 302xx
First Semester Research Team
PSYC 303xx
Second Semester Research Team
PSYC 304xx
Third Semester Research Team
Behavioral Neuroscience Lab
Independent Supervised Research
Psychology Laboratory Techniques
Professional Seminar in Human Services
Internship in Psychology
Total Credits61-62