Academic Catalog

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 Requirements63-64
Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 128-40
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

PSYC 10300General Psychology3
PSYC 11400Psychology Professional Development I3
PSYC 20200Motivation3
PSYC 20700Statistics in Psychology4
PSYC 30800Research Methods in Psychology3
PSYC 30900Methods of Testing and Assessment3
PSYC 39800Psychology Professional Development II 1
PSYC 492xxSenior Seminar in Psychology3
PSYC 49800Capstone in Psychology1
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
Applied Calculus
Calculus I
Select one course from each area:12
Introduction to Developmental Psychology
Infant, Child and Adolescent Development
Adulthood and Aging
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
Conservation Psychology: Psychology for a Sustainable World
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Forms of Therapy
Family Therapy
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 Assistant Seminar
Professional Seminar in Human Services
Internship in Psychology
Total Credits63-64