BA in Applied Psychology

The BA in Applied Psychology 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: 39 credit hours

  • CPST 250 Foundations of Organizations
  • CPST 360 Organizational Development and Change
  • CPST 370 Leadership Theories and Applications
  • CPST 380 Leadership, Culture and Ethics
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • PSYC 275 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 279 Judgment and Decision-Making
  • 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. Concentration (Optional) 

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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