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Weekend/Evening & Online College

Applied Psychology

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Discover your specialization and career path for graduate studies, research or business when you earn your Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Psychology from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Earning your degree in Applied Psychology from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University prepares you for graduate programs across a wide variety of specializations. These can include research psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and child/adolescent psychology, and other applied areas of psychology.

As a Weekend/Evening & Online College student, you will study with highly rated professors in small academic environments, where motivating methods bring the real world into your classroom setting. Enjoy personal attention from Mount advisors to help you with course selection, graduate and career planning, internships in a wide variety of clinical, research and healthcare settings around Southern California.

A bachelor of arts degree in Applied Psychology degree from Weekend/Evening & Online College is the first step toward a graduate psychology education and professional career in a wide range of valued and specialized disciplines.

Available Program Formats

Learn more about our program formats and hear from our students about their unique experiences.

Weekend, Evening & Online

Choose your own schedule. Instruction takes place on select weekends, evenings, in-person or online. Combine all formats, or choose the one that works for you.

Low Residency Pathways

Attend classes one evening a week with supplemental online coursework.

Degree Requirements

The following is a complete listing of degree requirements for those seeking to earn a BA in Applied Psychology from Weekend/Evening & Online College at Mount Saint Mary’s University. For more information, please consult a Mount advisor.

Lower Division Required Courses

9 units total

  • PSY 1: Introduction to Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 12: Child/Human Development (3 units)
  • PSY 40: Basic Statistical Methods (3 units)
    OR
    MTH 38: Elements of Probability and Statistics (3 units)

Upper Division Required Courses

21 units total

  • PSY 103: Applied Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 125: Basic Communication Skills (3 units)
    OR
    PSY 163: Communicating in a Diverse World (3 units)
  • PSY 141: Applied Research Methods & Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY 154: Applied Psychology Practicum (3 units)
  • PSY 162: Applied Qualitative Research Methods (3 units)
  • PSY 168: Abnormal Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 195: Capstone (3 units)

Elective Courses

Students must take 24 additional units of upper division psychology courses. Consult with your advisor to discuss courses that fit your interests and goals. These applied courses cannot count towards other psychology requirements.

  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)
  • PSY 1XX: Upper Division Elective Course (3 units)

Total Units

Total Units for Major: 54 units