To navigate business and personal relationships expertly, you need to have a deep understanding of human behavior. SNHU's Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Applied Psychology concentration puts psychological theories and approaches to work, turning classic concepts and current research into real-world solutions.
Our applied psychology degree online places an emphasis on human behavior in specific environments, looking closely at how core principles and research are used to examine and impact society. Some graduates move on to pursue a master's degree in psychology. Others use their Bachelor of Arts in Psychology to bolster careers in fields like marketing, business and community service.
A goalkeeper has 0.08 of a second to make a decision on how to stop a penalty kick, Dr. Michael Hendery, SNHU’s psychology chairman, told former MLS player Calen Carr. Years of training plus split-second information processing can help pull out a win.
SNHU's applied psychology concentration gives you the opportunity to investigate how different areas of psychology are used to both answer questions and create real-world solutions. By applying the appropriate research methods, you’ll learn to interpret behavior and mental processes through diverse psychological perspectives. The applied psychology degree online program looks at specific areas of practical and research-based human behavior, covering a range of areas including educational, sports, health, industrial, community and forensic psychology.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your bachelor's in psychology at SNHU include:
While not leading to licensure or certification, this applied psychology degree online program will leave you with the psychology concepts and communication skills to succeed in myriad industries, from business and community to human services and education. Your degree positions you for roles like market research analyst, which could see 23% growth through 2026, or human resources manager or public relations specialist, both of which could see 9% growth in the same time period.*
The program will also prepare you to pursue graduate studies and research opportunities.
Your online psychology degree can help you build a solid liberal arts foundation that provides a well-rounded education to support your study of psychology. Courses are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in related fields.
SNHU's bachelor's in applied psychology program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Discussion/comparison of the principles of mammalian form and function. Includes molecular and cellular mechanisms of major processes (such as muscle contraction, neural transmission, and signal transduction) and examines the structure and function of the 11 organ systems of the human body. Laboratory exercises (BIO-210L) to follow lecture topics.
This course provides students an introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students prepare for more advanced concepts in upper-level Psychology courses by learning the basics of how to evaluate research and exploring various areas of specialization within the discipline.
How do psychologists organize, summarize, and interpret information? Students in this course study applications of statistical methods in psychological research and practice. The emphasis of the course is on the conceptual understanding of statistics so that students can read and conduct psychological research; those skills will be applied to students' original projects in Research II: Scientific Investigations. Computation of tests will be conducted on the computer. Students will build upon statistical knowledge and develop an in-depth conceptual and practical understanding of hypothesis testing, tests of significance, standardization, correlation, and analysis of variance in a wide variety of psychological uses. Students will learn the theory of statistical decisions, practical application of statistical software, and how to analyze journal articles. This course typically should be completed during the first semester of the sophomore year.
Students in this course will develop an understanding a variety of research methods, including experimental, survey, correlation and case-history techniques. They will become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each method and understand when each method is best used. Writing intensive course.
This capstone course integrates previous classroom and practical experience with a focus on current issues in psychology. This course likely will include cross-cultural aspects of psychology, ethics, recent career trends in psychology and other topics dictated by current events in psychology. Coverage may change over time, but the basic focus on integrating the past and anticipating the future for psychology seniors will be the major concern. Writing Intensive Course.
This course focuses on recent advances in applied psychology and ethical debates in the field. Students will apply their knowledge and skills toward current issues within their selected area of interest in psychology.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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