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Psychology Majors

Study Psychology at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll receive opportunities to engage in first-hand field experience and research alongside faculty members—opening the door to a wide variety of careers. Secure contacts in your area of interest by participating in internship opportunities, as you learn how to scientifically analyze human behavior in real-world contexts.  Depending on your unique career goals, you’ll choose between a BA (focus on human behavior and cognition) or BS in Psychology (focus on the human brain and psychological research).

Program at a Glance

The School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences equips students for compassionate leadership in fields like physical therapy, social work, and psychology, guided by experienced faculty and hands-on learning.

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  • The admission requirements for your psychology major will vary depending upon your status as a first time freshman, transfer, or international student.

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Program Units
48

Location

  • Azusa (Main Campus)

 

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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Boost your résumé through internship opportunities related to your emphasis.
  • Explore the intersection of Christian faith and psychology.
  • Conduct research alongside faculty-mentors.
  • Analyze human behavior in a variety of real-world contexts.

By the Numbers

1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide
13 :1 Student-to-faculty ratio
>60 % of APU psychology students are involved in practicums in organizations across Southern California.

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Program Details

The BA in Psychology program helps students learn about human behavior through the development of critical thinking skills, and gives them experience in methods of research and conducting scientific inquiries. The BS in Psychology program helps students understand psychological science and the various statistical and research methodologies used to study human thought and behavior, equipping them with strong foundational knowledge in areas of applied psychological science, as well as a strong skill set in research.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

General Undergraduate Admission Requirements

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Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. The Student Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

Career Outlook and Outcomes

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Career Paths for Psychology Majors to Consider

Learn more about the career options available to psychology majors, whether you earn an undergraduate degree or go on to pursue a graduate degree.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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