BA in Applied Psychology

The BA in Applied Psychology comprises 120 credit hours. Courses are offered in an 8 week session format with online and evening options.

I. Applied Psychology Major Courses: 39 credit hours

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

*SCPS students earning a B or higher in this course will fulfill the Introduction to Statistics pre-requisite for students seeking admission to Loyola’s School of Education MEd School Counseling program.

Pre-requisites to the major:
CPST 250 Foundations of Organizations

SCPS Core: 6 credit hours

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

Capstone: 3 credit hours

CPST 397 Capstone

Certificate (Optional) 

Business Communication
Criminal Justice
Paralegal Studies
Public Relations in a Digital World

University Core Requirements

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


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.

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are available on LOCUS

Select the “Guest Access to LOCUS” link found directly below the “Sign In” button and choose “Browse the Course Catalog” link to search for a course and view the description.

Next Steps