Applied Psychology

Discover what makes people tick with a degree in applied psychology. Using psychological theories to solve problems in the real world, you will find explanations for human behavior and study psychology’s relevance to everyday issues such as health and education.
Degree Type: BA

Are you a creative problem solver? Passionate about research that teaches us about how humans work? Do you want a degree that can prepare you for careers as varied as social work and counseling, human resources and organizational leadership, or even consumer behavior analysis?

When we say our Applied Psychology degree is practical, we mean it. Our graduates get accepted into advanced degree programs across the country. Others go on to work at amazing places like FedEx and AutoZone. If you’re the type of person who gets excited about the human side of technology, come join us in our Engineering Psychology minor and let’s think creatively about the future.

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

鶹ý is recognized internationally for engaging undergraduate students in cognitive neuroscience training and research. Our is unique in the region, providing you opportunities to design studies; analyze data; present research at regional, national, and international conferences; and co-author articles. With support from the , we’ve outfitted our lab with equipment such as the Brain Vision actiCHamp system which allows us to learn about common physiological signals that can be used to study a subject’s health and well-being.

Program Highlights

The applied psychology major requires 122 credit hours:

  • 25 credits: General education. Math, English, religious studies, social science or history, natural or physical science
  • 33 credits: Liberal arts. Foreign language, the humanities and social sciences
  • 61 credits: Major requirements
  • 3 credits: Free elective
  • 3 credits: Major-specific elective


  • Anthropology — 19 credits in anthropology, English, international communications, history, archaeology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience — 18 credits in upper level psychology coursework
  • Psychology — 18 credits in upper level psychology coursework
  • Criminology — 18 credits in sociology and criminal justice courses
  • Engineering Psychology — 30 credits in psychology and engineering
  • Sociology — 18 credits in anthropology and sociology

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