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BA in Psychology with concentration in Applied Psychology

Students interested in developing their understanding of human behavior and learning how different psychological theories apply to the real world may want to consider Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology program. Read more about this fully online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Potential students who are considering the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology program could be interested in learning about human behavior and examining several subfields of psychology. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Students who enroll in Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology program will have the chance to investigate several areas of psychology and how their theories and methods can be used in real world situations. Students will have the chance to build a solid liberal arts foundation through the general education courses as well as choose core psychology courses that cover topics such as lifespan development, abnormal psychology, personalities, and biopsychology. The concentration courses allow students to customize their program based off of their interests or career goals. The courses allow students to choose from topics than range from educational and forensic psychology to health and sport psychology.

Learning Format:

Online

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology:

Major Courses

  • PSY 108: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 223: Research I: Statistics for Psychology
  • PSY 224: Research II: Scientific Investigations
  • PSY 444: Senior Seminar in Psychology (Capstone)
  • BIO 210: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  • Students choose four of the following:
    • PSY 211: Lifespan Development
    • PSY 215: Abnormal Psychology
    • PSY 216: Psychology of Personality
    • PSY 257: Social Psychology
    • PSY 300: Biopsychology
    • PSY 305: Cognitive Psychology
  • Students choose two of the following:
    • SOC 112: Introduction to Sociology
    • POL 210: American Politics
    • POL 306: The American Legal Tradition
    • SCI 215: Contemporary Health
    • SOC 213: Sociology of Social Problems
    • SOC 317: Sociology of the Family
    • SOC 320: Sociology of Gender
    • SOC 326: Sociology of Deviant Behavior
    • SOC 328: Sociology of Aging

Applied Psychology Concentration Courses

  • PSY 407: Contemporary Issues in Applied Psychology Minimum Credits: 3
  • Students select three courses from the following:
    • PSY 201: Educational Psychology
    • PSY 205: Forensic Psychology
    • PSY 225: Health Psychology
    • PSY 226: Sport Psychology
    • PSY 258: Industrial Organizational Psychology
    • PSY 442: Community Psychology

General Education Courses

  • 12 credits of Foundation Area courses
  • 24 credits of Exploration Area courses
  • 9 credits of Integration Area courses

Students must take MAT 240 as a General Education Requirement.

Free Elective Courses

  • 30 credits of elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

SNHU's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology can prepare students to specialize within a specific area of psychology in a master's degree program. Graduate programs can also help students prepare for leadership positions or to meet the requirements for licensure for some counseling careers. Master's degree options include:

  • Master of Science in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Career Paths:

After earning the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, graduates could seek employment in a variety of settings. They might use the skills and knowledge they developed through this program to help them bolster their careers in marketing, business, community service, and other fields. In addition, they might consider jobs in research or education.

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