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

Azusa Pacific’s bachelor’s completion in psychology degree is designed for transfer students who have at least 30 units and are interested in completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the High Desert, Inland Empire, Murrieta, or San Diego regional campus. Students gain hands-on field experience as they learn about human behavior and how to analyze and solve problems in various settings, preparing them to make a difference in the lives of others.

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

For more information about the bachelor’s completion program in psychology, contact Robert Linsalato at (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2418, or

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.

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

More than 60 percent of psychology students are involved in practicums, participating in internship opportunities in a variety of areas related to their emphasis. 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.
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.