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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.

The prerequisite course for the degree program is PSY1 Introduction to Psychology (3 units).

Required Courses

16 units total

  • PSY 103: Applied Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 102: Issues in Human Development (3 units)
  • PSY 141: Applied Research Methods & Statistics (3 units)
  • PSY 141L: Applied Research Methods & Statistics Lab (1 units)
  • PSY 125: Basic Communication Skills (3 units)
  • PSY 154: Applied Psychology Practicum (3 units)

Core Courses

Any 5 courses from the below list, with a total of 15 units

  • PSY 156: Personality & Adjustment (3 units)
  • PSY 157: Brain & Behavior (3 units)
  • PSY 158: Educational Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 168: Abnormal Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 122: Health Psychology (3 units)
  • PSY 159: Social Psychology & Society (3 units)
  • PSY 107: Positive Psychology (3 units)

Elective Courses

15 total units of free electives

  • 15 units of any upper division Psychology electives

Total Units

Total Units for Major: 49 units

Total Units for Complete Bachelor’s Degree: 124 units