Applied Psychology Concentration, Psychological Science, BA/BS

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In Short

Gain the needed skills for future employment in applied psychology or related fields, such as counseling and clinical psychology, education, and human services with the Applied Psychology concentration.

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What will I do?
  • Develop a strong knowledge base in psychology
  • Acquire the skills of scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and information literacy 
  • Cultivate strong written and oral communication skills

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Program Overview

If you plan to undertake advanced work in applied psychology and want to seek future employment in related fields, such as counseling and clinical psychology, education, and human services then the applied psychology concentration is for you.

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Experiential Opportunities


You may complete independent studies in a topic of interest under the supervision of a faculty member, as well as assist faculty in their research through a research practicum. You may also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of psychological research and theory through an internship in a variety of settings (such as schools, businesses, hospitals and other medical settings, research programs/facilities, mental health and social service agencies, and non-profit organizations).
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Curriculum and Other Information

Career choices for the psychological science graduate are very broad. The critical thinking, quantitative, and writing skills that are developed in the psychological science major prepare you for a variety of careers, including human services, human resources, marketing, advertising, and sales among others.

You can also pursue advanced degrees in psychology and related disciplines in areas such as developmental, cognitive, biological, industrial/organizational, social, and clinical/counseling psychology. These graduate programs can lead to careers in human resources, mental health and school guidance counseling, teaching, and research.