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Loyola University Chicago

School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Business Communication

BA in Applied Psychology

The Business Communication concentration is designed for BA in Applied Psychology students interested in organizational and consumer psychology, management development, internal communications and public relations. Students will be trained in various leadership theories and organizational psychology to understand changing business structures and principles. This degree will prepare students to advance in careers in management, organizational psychology and public relations.

Requirements

The BA in Applied Psychology with Business Communication concentration comprises 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in accelerated, 8-week sessions. All courses are offered in the traditional (in-person) format with several courses also available online.

I. Applied Psychology Major Courses: 36 credit hours

  • CPST 360 Organizational Development and Change in Organizations
  • CPST 370 Leadership Theories and Applications
  • CPST 380 Leadership, Culture and Ethics
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision-Making
  • PSYC 275 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 304 Statistics
  • PSYC 306 Research Methods
  • PSYC 338 Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 353 Applied Social Psychology
  • PSYC 356 Consumer Psychology
  • PSYC 362 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

II. SCPS Core: 6 credit hours

  • CPST 200 Introduction to Degree Completion
  • CPST 201 Professional Identity and Development

III. Capstone: 3 credit hours

  • CPST 397 Capstone

III. Business Communication Concentration: 18 credit hours

  • COMM 103: Business and Professional Speaking
  • COMM 200: Communication & New Media
  • COMM 210: Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 231: Conflict Management and Communication
  • COMM 268: Persuasion
  • COMM 277: Organizational Communication

IV. University Core Requirements

What are employers looking for? Employers say they are looking for a demonstrated capacity in these areas:

  • think critically
  • communicate clearly
  • solve complex problems
  • ethical judgment and integrity
  • intercultural skills
  • the capacity for continued new learning
  • written and oral communication
  • applied knowledge in real-world settings
  • broad knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences

In the University Core you will further develop your skills. Learn more about University Core Requirements.

V. Electives

A total of 120 credits are required for the degree at Loyola University Chicago. Sources of the remaining credits can include courses offered in the SCPS 8-week session schedule or the 16-week semester schedule. Transfer credits (not already used in the major, concentration, or University Core), Prior Learning Assessment, CLEP, DSST, or ACE-evaluated credits (such as your military transcript) can all used to fulfill the remaining elective credit requirements that get you to 120 credits, subject to residency and other requirements.

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