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 15 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 BA in Psychology at APU’s convenient High Desert, Inland Empire, Monrovia, Murrieta, Orange County, or San Diego regional locations, or online.
Learn more about the psychology bachelor’s completion program at an upcoming information meeting.
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.
- 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 SoulQuest pastors
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:
- MS in Research Psychology and Data Analysis
- MS in Child Life
- MS in Organizational Psychology
- MA in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)
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.
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.
Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.
Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.