Online B.S. in Applied Psychology
What courses will I take as an Applied Psychology major?
The applied psychology program offers coursework emphasizing psychosocial development, integration, research, and foundational theories of psychological study. Some additional topics and course highlights include. You’ll gain career-relevant knowledge through courses like:
Psychology and Christian Thought (APSY 265)
Social and Cultural Psychology (APSY 406)
Psychology of Marriage and Family Life (APSY 425)
Bible and Theology Coursework
As part of Biola’s commitment to a biblically centered education, all undergraduate students have the opportunity to take 30 credits of biblical studies. As an Applied Psychology student, 12 of these credits will be integrated directly into your psychology courses, with the remaining 18 offered through separate Bible and theology courses.
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Career Outlook and Preparation
What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology?
A B.S. in Applied Psychology can prepare you with an excellent foundation for a wide array of career options. As a well-equipped professional, you can expect to impact the world for Jesus Christ in professions such as:
- Human resources specialist
- Case manager
- Social and community service manager
- Career counselor
- Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor
- Applied behavioral analyst
- Probation officer/correctional treatment specialist
- Prepares you for graduate work in psychology, counseling, or marriage and family therapy
12% job growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for social and community service managers is projected to be faster than average between 2020 and 2030.
BLS projections are not specific to Biola University students or graduates.
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.
Online Bachelor's Degrees Admissions Requirements
If you're interested in applying to one of Biola University’s online bachelor’s degree programs, see the information below to learn about admissions requirements.
Steps to Apply
Want to get started with the admissions process? See our Steps to Apply for online bachelor’s students.
- Transfer up to 70 credits of work from other accredited colleges or universities. Learn more about transferring credits.
- Earn credit for your program based on past work or volunteer experience through the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Learn more about PLA.
If you have any questions about the admissions process or would like to have a transfer evaluation completed, contact your admissions counselor. To maximize your transfer coursework, contact our success coaches.
Prior Learning Assessment
Whether you currently work in the business world or have volunteer and other life experiences, we want to help you get credit for the knowledge you already have. Through Biola’s Prior Learning Assessment, you can earn credit towards your undergraduate degree. You can use the tool below to see how much credit you can potentially earn.
Tuition and Financial Aid
As you consider the cost of college, keep in mind that more than 80% of Biola students receive some form of financial aid. We’re here to walk alongside you as you balance tuition and costs with different scholarship and aid opportunities.
Director, Applied Psychology
Director, Office of Academic Research and Grants
- Ph.D., University of Houston; Social Psychology
- M.A., University of Houston
Professor of Psychology
- Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
- M.A., California State University, Fresno
- B.S., University of California, Davis
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kind of degree is applied psychology?
The applied psychology degree is a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree from Biola University. The 40 credits of core major courses cover all areas of applied psychology, giving you a solid foundation to help launch you forward — whether your next step is in the workplace, in ministry or furthering your education.
Which agency is the program accredited by?
Biola is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). This is the same agency that grants accreditation to other schools in California such as the University of Southern California, Stanford and local community colleges.