As an applied psychology student, you'll be equipped with not only a thorough knowledge of psychology, but also a firm grasp on biblical truth — preparing you for a wide range of career opportunities.
Biola offers degree completion students their very own student success coach! From the moment you are admitted through graduation day, our coaches will walk with you in your journey to earning your degree.
We want to work alongside you in this journey to finish your degree! We're here to help you accomplish your educational goals by providing a degree program that fits into your busy life.
Up to 70 credits from other accredited colleges or universities can be applied to your degree. Ask your academic success coach for transfer credit guidelines.
Biola recognizes that learning gained outside the traditional classroom setting is a valuable part of every person’s education. Learn about our policies for non-traditional credit.
At its core, applied psychology is about understanding how people think, act and relate. We believe that a Christian worldview is an essential part of this understanding. That's why the Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology integrates the scientific, research-driven study of human behavior with a biblical understanding of human nature.
Specifically designed for the working adult student, the fully online applied psychology program prepares you to minister within real world situations to influence the lives of individuals within the local church, in the workplace and throughout your community.
Biola’s fully online, asynchronous, 7-week courses will give you the flexibility to complete your bachelor’s degree from nearly anywhere in the world. This means you can watch your lectures, participate in discussions and complete your coursework according to your schedule.
Biola’s applied psychology major offers several key advantages:
The applied psychology program offers coursework emphasizing psychosocial development, integration, research, and foundational theories of psychological study. Some additional topics and course highlights include:
A biblical worldview and scriptural perspective are the foundation for all courses taught through the applied psychology program. As such, you will take 30 credits of Bible courses as part of your degree.
Biola's applied psychology major serves as an excellent foundation for a wide array of career options. You can combine your education with your particular interests, skills, values and personality preferences, and gain practical experience through internships, part-time jobs or volunteering. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
The flexibility of Biola's applied psychology program allowed me to complete my degree while working and doing ministry. I am so grateful for the faculty's concern of my educational goals and spiritual well-being along the way.”