At a Glance

Program units

50-54

Areas of Study

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • MFT Clinical/Counseling
  • Organizational/Business Psychology
  • Psychology and Ministry

Accreditation

WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

Overview

APU’s psychology major equips students to understand human behavior. The degree provides a solid foundation in the science of psychology. Psychology majors take courses that apply psychology to meeting human needs and enjoy opportunities to be a part of a research team. Students learn how to scientifically analyze human behavior and interactions in a variety of real-world contexts. They also select a concentration in one of seven areas:

  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community
  • Counseling
  • General Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Organizational/Business Psychology
  • Psychology and Ministry

Throughout the degree, students explore the intersection of Christian faith and psychology and a Christian’s role in the psychological sciences. For students who wish to pursue a graduate or doctoral degree, this program teaches the skills and discipline needed to do so. Psychology majors leave APU prepared to explore and influence human behavior.

Is This Major Right for You?

You should consider being a psychology major if any of the following are true:

  • You are interested in the human mind and motivations.
  • You are empathetic and a good listener.
  • You want to help others.
  • You wish to conduct research about a specific topic.
  • You have strong communication skills.

Learn more about this major.

“APU’s Department of Psychology not only offers great classes, but consists of caring professors who go above and beyond for their students. We learn about psychology and human behavior, while also learning how to apply our faith and academics to our lives.”

Gabbie Aquino ’12

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.