Judson University offers a distinctively designed, faith-based Applied Psychology major that will prepare you to apply psychological theories and methodologies to solve practical problems of human behavior and manage people in a variety of occupational settings and fields. The major provides foundational knowledge if you choose to pursue further graduate studies.
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The Applied Psychology program at Judson University establishes a solid theoretical base in Psychology while providing application skills that will prepare you for a career or further graduate studies. As a student, you will conduct, evaluate, and present research projects, develop assessment, counseling, and intervention skills, and examine how individuals and groups behave in various settings. Further, you will engage in experiential learning while completing an internship in an organization of your choice. All of the instructors in the program have relevant advanced degrees and work in Psychology and related fields, providing unique life application to classroom learning.
Employment in the psychology field is expected to grow, particularly in organizational psychology. A degree in Applied Psychology will provide you with a strong foundation and knowledge of human behavior that will help you to obtain an entry level job in a variety of organizations or prepare you for further graduate studies.
Jobs will vary depending on the field, as will salaries. Individuals with undergraduate degrees in Applied Psychology are employed in Non-profit organizations, selected businesses, Armed Forces, hospitals, community health centers, correctional centers, government settings, and educational settings. Salaries will vary depending on the industry, but will remain competitive.