Study Human Behavior and Complete Your Bachelor’s with the Psychology Degree

Gain a broad, hands-on training in the study of human behavior with Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion in psychology degree, developed for transfer students with at least 30 units. You will learn to evaluate and solve problems in the workplace, home, and community, preparing you to make a difference in the lives of others. Plus, you can choose to complete the B.A. in Psychology at APU’s convenient High Desert, Inland Empire, Murrieta, or San Diego regional campuses.

Designed to Help You Complete Your Degree

Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion programs are designed for students who began study at another higher education institution and desire to finish their degree at APU. You must complete the required program units and general education units, for a total of 120 units.

Benefit from:

  • Year-round admission
  • Full- and part-time options
  • Classes one night a week over 8-week sessions, making this program ideal for busy professionals who want to complete the program quickly
  • Expert faculty-mentors who offer holistic student care, cultivating intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth
  • The opportunity to conduct original research alongside faculty
  • Small class sizes
  • Guaranteed course availability
  • Support with career entry and graduate school admission
  • Access to free writing tutoring (online and in person) and chaplain services

Equipped for Graduate Programs

During the final year of the program, you can choose to apply up to 9 units of coursework to your bachelor’s degree and to any of the following graduate programs:

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

Why Study Psychology?

Increasingly sophisticated marketing techniques will ensure continued need for psychology expertise in business settings, and an increasingly interconnected, politically and ideologically divided world will call for psychologists in political, military, and investigative roles. Additionally, the aging of the Baby Boomers and the growing demand for psychologists in mental health care, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals will guarantee positions for successful psychology graduates. This program is uniquely positioned to take advantage of these trends, and as a result can anticipate ready job availability.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

This program provides relevant field experience opportunities for students based on their particular career direction. Students secure practicums at many locations throughout Southern California such as City of Hope, Pregnancy Help Clinic Hollywood, California Christian Home, Charter Oak Hospital, and local school districts. Internships ensure that psychology majors graduate with contacts in their chosen field, solid evidence of their skills, and substantial experience on their résumés.

Is This Program Right for You?

You’re a good fit for this program if you:

  • Are interested in the human mind and motivations.
  • Are empathetic and a good listener.
  • Want to help others.
  • Wish to conduct research about a specific topic.
  • Have strong communication skills.

Azusa Pacific also offers a traditional Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the Azusa campus, as well as a minor in psychology (available in Murrieta, San Diego, Victorville, and San Bernardino) that can be taken only in conjunction with any bachelor’s completion program.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.