Applied Psychology Degree for Adult Professionals | Judson University Christian College


At Judson University, we believe that leaders are forged through faith and critical thinking. Our Bachelor of Applied Psychology degree teaches you to analyze human behavior and find real-life solutions—that is, to put psychology to work. You’ll be prepared to manage people on the job and in the field, serving as a force for good in your community. As part of your studies, you’ll take part in an internship that will give you both experience and confidence in your skills.

Our courses are designed to give you growth and leadership opportunities. During the course of your studies, you will participate in activities that draw on various learning modalities.

You will have opportunities to:

  • Conduct, evaluate, and present research projects
  • Build skills in assessment, counseling, and intervention
  • Examine how individuals and groups behave in various settings
  • Develop your own set of professional ethics based on a Christian worldview
  • Apply classroom learning to a real-world internship

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Campus Locations: Applied Psychology, B.A.

Elgin, Rockford, and Online


What Will My Psychology Career Options Be Upon Graduation?

Diverse Career Opportunities

The U.S. Department of Labor projects the overall employment of psychologists to grow 14 percent from 2016 to 2026—that’s double the average of other career fields. Individuals with undergraduate degrees in applied psychology are employed in many different settings, including:

  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Armed Forces
  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Centers
  • Correctional Centers
  • Government Settings
  • Educational Settings

What Psychology Courses Will I Take?

B.A. in Applied Psychology Course List

The B.A. of Applied Psychology degree requires 46 credit hours of core courses.

  • HSC315 Applied Psychology (3 credits)
  • HSC320 Lifespan Development (3 credits)
  • HSC321 Psychological Disorders (3 credits)
  • HSC430 Statistical Theories and Applications (3 credits)
  • HSC392X Research Design and Analysis (3 credits)
  • HSC481X Faith and Life Issues (3 credits)
  • HSC327 Psychological Tests and Measurement (3 credits)
  • HSC365 Cultural Competence: Divergence or Deviance (3 credits)
  • HSC331 Brain Development, Dynamics, and Disabilities (3 credits)
  • HSC318 Interpersonal Communication and Relationships (3 credits)
  • HSC345 Applied Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • HSC420 Applied Positive Psychology (3 credits)
  • LMM326 Organizational Behavior and Development (3 credits)
  • HSC350 Human Sciences Field Experience (3 credits)
  • HSC425 Applied Psychology Capstone Research (3 credits)
  • HSC496 Human Services Learning Outcomes Portfolio (1 credit)

How Much of My Time Will It Take?

Judson’s Professional Studies Division is tailored to adults who are building on work experience or prior education as they seek a bachelor’s degree. Our students continually report that they are able to attend college and earn a degree while still maintaining their work and family life. Classes meet just one night a week or online. Expect to spend about 15 hours a week on coursework outside of class. You can complete your applied psychology major work in as few as two years, and the time to complete the rest of your degree varies depending on your previous learning experience.

Take the Next Steps With Us!

Enrolling in Judson University’s Adult Undergraduate Programs is easy. And once we’ve received your application materials, we are generally able to get your application processed within 10 business days.

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